Just in case you missed it, the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership commissioned Creative Partnerships Australia to write a report on collective giving.
I am thinking that this is more because James Boyd, the report’s co-author, is an expert in collective giving, having established the first Impact100 group in Australia – in Western Australia, rather than it being something particular to the arts community.
It has an overview on the state of collective giving in the US, UK and Asia as well as here, provides some insight into the demographics of current members, and discusses some of the issues and challenges giving groups are facing.
It discusses motivations for joining, operational and structural differences, and reports on positive feedback from the charities involved.
You can read Collective Giving and Its Role in Philanthropy here and don’t forget that several of the collective giving groups are still recruiting members for this year, and will be distributing their grants in November, so it’s not too late to become involved.