2017 Giving Circle

New England International Donors is a vibrant community of engaged global philanthropists learning, giving, investing and partnering together to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and human rights for all. Through strategic networking, educational opportunities and information sharing we aim to spark donor action and collaboration.

Among our new initiatives is a GIVING CIRCLE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS. The idea is to offer opportunities for our members to learn and act together. This giving circle entails an eleven-month learning journey, during which members of the giving circle get to know each other, pick a set of issues with respect to women and girls that interests them as a group, learn more about these issues and how they affect women and girls globally and, most importantly, who is working on them creatively, and finally jointly pick several organizations that they want to support through the giving circle. The grants made will be publicly announced at the Annual NEID Dinner, which takes place in November of each year.

The goal of the NEID Giving Circle is to identify organization(s)/individual(s) that are creatively and effectively supporting women and girls internationally and working on the issues that members of the giving circle have prioritized.

Because it is NEID’s mission to increase international giving from New England, we will be looking, among other things, for organizations/individuals doing this work that also have some link to New England (organization, board member, founder, mentor, etc.).

Each participant of the giving circle will ultimately be expected to contribute funds and NEID membership is required. NEID members will be asked to contribute a minimum of $1,200 while non-members will asked to first become members ($500) and then also contribute a minimum of $1,000 (a special rate for those joining NEID to participate in the giving circle).

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To ensure the comfort of all our members and to create an open learning environment, NEID maintains a strict non-solicitation policy. By joining NEID, you confirm that you are an international donor giving more than $5,000 annually to charitable causes outside of the US or have the capacity to expand your philanthropic giving internationally at this level or more. You also confirm that you will not solicit other members through fundraising or business development. Staff of grant making institutions that are also grant-seeking organizations whose function is solely or primarily fundraising are not eligible for participation. Advisors and consultants whose function is solely or primarily business development are not eligible for membership.

NEID is administered by
The Philanthropic Initiative.