Giving Circles: Why & What you Need to Know

April 25, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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United Way of Champaign County
5 Dunlap Ct
Savoy, IL 61874
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GIVING CIRCLES are increasingly popular tools to engage a group of individual donors to support your cause or projects of shared interest. According to Nonprofit Quarterly, giving circles in the United States have doubled over the last eight years, with over 1,300 giving circles emerging. 

Here in our community, the Community Foundation and United Way have both undertaken new and expanded giving circle opportunities. While they may have similar goals, these two are examples of differing structure and donor engagement strategies. Angie Marker will talk about starting the Aspiring Philanthropists Circle to engage young donors who pool together smaller gifts to make grants to local nonprofits. Becca Guyette will then discuss Women United in Champaign County, which connects with women who give to United Way at certain level and offers member benefits.

This is a LUNCH & LEARN program hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of East Central Illinois. Lunch will be provided at 11:30am, and our program will begin shortly afterwards. Join us!

Becca Guyette is the Director of Leadership Giving for United Way of Champaign County, a role she has held since 2013. While the focus of her work is growing the leadership giving program at United Way of Champaign County, a signature program Becca has spearheaded is the Women United group. Becca has been a member of the C-U community since obtaining her Masters degree from the University of Illinois in 2003.

Angie Hatfield Marker is the Development Director for the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois. With 16 years sales, marketing and development experience, Angie is responsible for advancing the mission of the Community Foundation by developing donor relationships and increasing fundraising opportunities in the Foundation’s nine-county service area. She is currently attending graduate school, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management.


$25.00 Member WITH LUNCH

$10.00 Member NO LUNCH

$35.00 Non-member WITH LUNCH

$20.00 Non-member NO LUNCH