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Case studies are reproduced from Rob John, Virtuous Circles: New Expressions of Collective Philanthropy in Asia, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, ESF Working Paper No. 3, May 2014 (see pages 3 and 102 for Open Access License). Downloaded from bschool.nus.edu/acsep

We are also indebted to the giving circle founders and members who contributed to our research and gave permission for their case studies to be used on this website.