Collective giving practices around the world have been growing steadily and gaining mainstream traction—from giving circles, to collaboratives, to pooled funds, to mutual aid societies, to women’s funds and more. Groups of all shapes and sizes are collaborating for change to share and discuss issues they care about and decide together where to give their money, time, and talents. Collective giving is a transformative philanthropy model given its roots are in cultures and diverse communities from all over the world, infinitely flexible to the needs and desires of participants, the democratic structure of giving, values-based community building, and overall proximity to the communities and grassroots organizations it aims to serve—for us, by us philanthropy.
We Give Summit is an annual, virtual celebration of collective giving with community leaders, philanthropy experts, and social impact newcomers coming together to forge new bonds and strengthen our work towards community change. We welcome your ideas as we aim to inspire and connect individuals across a growing grassroots movement with three days of virtual content. We Give Summit 2023 attracted 1000+ collective giving supporters from across 30+ countries.
This year’s theme Activate Together challenges us to explore actionable ways to activate our collective power in response to today’s political and economic landscape globally. As we enter into crucial election years around the world, the strengthening of democracy is increasingly important, and every effort and voice matters. With the rise of stronger and more interconnected social and climate justice movements, the call for systemic change is now. Let’s lean into the spirit of action that is widespread across the collective giving field. It’s time to take action!
We Give Summit is powered by Philanthropy Together. Philanthropy Together is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization dedicated to democratizing and diversifying philanthropy through the power of collective giving.