Hello friends,
IFLC is excited to share a very unique opportunity!
Members of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
are coming to Detroit on August 1st to conduct research on how faith communities “give” in different ways including financially, through volunteer time, community organization or disaster response.
You are personally invited to a small-group facilitated conversation on Thursday August 1st 1:00pm – 2:30pm about “How We Give Now” with the goal of offering participants an opportunity to share and reflect upon on all the ways faith communities around Detroit give to make our world a better place.
This conversation will inform research being done by Dr. Lucy Bernholz, a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford, for a book called How We Give Now: Philanthropy for the Rest of Us (MIT Press, 2021). All participants will remain anonymous, no contact information will be collected by Stanford, and participants will have the choice to identify themselves demographically (or not) as they prefer. The takeaways for Dr. Bernholz’s team will be a picture of the “giving map” that the group creates, which will also be shared back with the group after the conversation.
It is exciting that Detroit is being recognized as a place where there is much to learn about faith communities and giving! We hope you are able to join us for this event. FYI, participants will receive a thank-you gift of a prepaid $20 Visa gift card.
Date:                        Thursday August 1st
Time:                        1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location:                  Congregation Beth Shalom
Address:                    14601 W Lincoln Road, Oak Park
Questions, or to R.S.V.P:       Wendy Miller Gamer wendy.iflc@gmail.com