Our community of peers consists of donors of color, the founders and members of a giving circle, individual donors who are everyday philanthropists. In order to make philanthropy accessible, we believe in demystifying philanthropy and philanthropists.
Our team has the tools and experience needed to guide giving circles through their most critical periods, including start-up, leadership transition, relations with a host organization, and grant-making decisions.
Our conferences and conversations remain the centerpiece of our donor education. These opportunities allow members to receive tools and resources that encourage strategic giving and advance social justice.
Our weekend summit for giving circle delegates helps professionals of color, especially those with no formal philanthropic training, perform better in their roles and have more confidence in their giving circle strategies.
Our members are prolific on multiple social media platforms including popular sites like twitter and Facebook along with web platforms like DropBox, Vimeo and Slideshare.
Our institutional knowledge includes articles for industry publications, DVDs, conference materials, commissioned reports, and books recommended by members. The multitude of published materials shape public opinion and the perceptions of the vital contributions of CIN giving circles.
Giving circles are the primary form of membership within CIN. Giving Circle Members join a network of peers advancing philanthropy from the grassroots. CIN provides members with tools to organize a circle, coordinate giving, and topics of money, class, power and race.
CIN offers members access to the forefront of strategic giving, civic engagement and community leadership with a robust network of organized philanthropists and donors of color. Giving Circle Members participate in CIN’s Leadership Summit and Annual Conference; a family reunion in philanthropy. CIN provides philanthropic and political education in member-led conference calls, webinars and committees.
Membership for giving circles is 10% of their members’ total contributions each year OR $365.
Individual Members give their time, talent and treasure without being in a giving circle. Oftentimes, individual members have become new circle organizers.
CIN provides Individual Members with a community of like-minded peers, people who see themselves as everyday philanthropists. CIN offers tools, definitions and countless stories of how members are advancing democracy and social justice by giving back.
Membership for individuals is $120 per year. Even better, we encourage you to become a part of Rootstraps, the broad-based individual donor campaign, by investing $10 per month. This can be done by clicking our Donate button, be sure to check the box marked ‘Make this a monthly recurring donation’.
Institutions join CIN for a space to discuss race, class and what 21st Century philanthropy looks like. CIN explores the nexus in communities of color where community philanthropy and institutional philanthropy meet. Since individuals do the vast majority of giving, there is tremendous room for institutional giving to adapt, incorporate and become welcoming to more individuals. CIN serves as an external partner to Institutional Members by providing feedback and a different perspective to institutions wanting to cross the metaphorical railroad tracks.
Membership also includes the following benefits:
Membership for institutions starts at $10,000 per year.