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"Soup’s on, gather ‘round, and open your wallet. Giving circles can make a difference," Mary Gentry, The Olympian, February 2020 "Experience the Grassroots Power of Women’s Giving Circles," Elizabeth Slater, Thrive Global, January 2020 "'Giving Circles,' which pool money for a cause, are on the rise," Allison Snyder, Axios, November 2019 "Find Out How Giving Circles Are Gaining Ground," Kiersten Marek, Philanthropy Women, November 2019 "New Microgrants Cultivate Collective Giving," Maggie May, Philanthropy Women, August 2019 Giving Circles Grow in Diversity and Get an Assist From Gates Foundation, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 2018 "Finding Our Place in a Post-Election Society…or, To Live Together, We Must Give Together", Felicia Herman and Joelle Asaro Berman, Philanthropy News Digest, January 2017 2 "Giving Circles: Philanthropy as Peoplehood", Felicia Herman and Jackie Fishman, eJewishPhilanthropy, June 2016 "The Secret Sauce: Grantmaking", Felicia Herman and Jackie Fishman, eJewishPhilanthropy, March 2015 "JJ Greenberg Memorial Award Essay", Felicia Herman, eJewishPhilanthropy, March 2014 “Giving Circles in Cross-Cultural Context” Felicia Herman, Philanthropy New York, November 2013 “One Approach to Greater Impact: Giving Circles,” Jackie Fishman, GrantCraft, October 2013 "#Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy," 21/64 and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 2013 "From First Fruits to Abundant Harvest: Maximizing the Potential of Innovative Jewish Start-Ups," Bikkurim and Wellspring Consulting, March 2012 "Natan's Jewish Peoplehood Grants," The Peoplehood Papers, February 2012 "The Jewish Innovation Economy: An Emerging Market for Knowledge and Social Capital," Jumpstart, The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 2011 "Funding Innovation," Felicia Herman, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 2009 "The Innovation Ecosystem: Emergence of a New Jewish Landscape," Jumpstart, The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 2009