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"A New Way to Donate to the Needy in the U.S.: Venmo Cash Directly," Betsy Morris, Wall Street Journal, November 2020 "Raising Funds From Giving Circles: Opportunities & Challenges of a Rising Collective Giving Model," Jason Franklin, Nonprofit Quarterly, October 2020 "Here’s How Giving Circles Prepared International Donors To Respond Quickly And Effectively To Covid-19," Alyssa Wright, Forbes, September 2020 "Giving circles helping with homelessness, COVID-19 response," Steve Smith, Hartford Courant, August 2020 "New Effort Spawns Dozens of Giving Circles, as Interest and Diversity Grows," Michael Kavate, Inside Philanthropy, August 2020 "The Potential of Workplace Giving Circles," Fundraising and Philanthropy, July 2020 "JUF’s Voices creates virtual COVID-19 ‘giving circle’," Paul Wieder, JUF News, June 2020 "This Women’s Giving Circle Is Stepping Up Their Philanthropic Efforts During COVID-19," Alyssa Wright, Forbes, May 2020 "Giving Circles Thrive on Personal Connection. Here’s How They Are Adapting During COVID-19," Julia Travers, InsidePhilanthropy, May 2020 "At the Pandemic’s Epicenter, Here is What Grantmakers Are Doing in the Tri-State Area," Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy, April 2020 "The Hardest Hit: Who is Supporting Communities of Color During COVID-19?" Julia Travers, Inside Philanthropy, April 2020 "Why 18 strangers spent 6 months raising $150,000 for Philly public spaces," Meir Rinde, The Philadelphia Tribune, March 2020 "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