The Future is Here



Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2011 is now available. Please click here to purchase your copies. We'll also be hosting seminars on the forecast starting in January. Stay tuned for more information on those.

Want a sneak preview of Blueprint 2011? Here you go:

"In the first section of this Blueprint 2011,“Changes that Matter,” I highlight elements of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election
Committee that will have significant implications for nonprofit activities,
organizational structure, and revenue sources. I also look at the set of choices that all donors, big and small, are now navigating. The mainstreaming of mobile giving, while not as grand a change as the preceding two, shows us that technology continues to offer new tools.

In the second section, “Forecasting 2011,” I make three forecasts about this social landscape. For 2011, I expect a very slight increase in giving, the first uptick since 2008. I also predict that social investing will expand and become ever more mainstream. Finally, I look at consolidation of online giving markets particularly and examine the implications of consolidation for doers and donors.

The next section, “2010 Revenue and 2011 Projections,” synthesizes data from several sources about philanthropic giving, social investing, and public sector (U.S. only) funding for the social landscape.

Finally, I present a “Glimpse of the Future” and highlight the kinds of choices all of us will face in the coming year(s)."

- From the Buzzwords list in Blueprint 2011

Sector Agnostic: Funders who make both social investments and grants and who work with both commercial and nonprofit partners describe themselves as “sector agnostic.” They are
interested in solutions, not the tax status of their organizational partners.


Blueprint 2011 includes a section that tells you what I got wrong about the year gone by. You can find that at Renovations to the 2010 Blueprint. You'll have to buy the book to find out more!




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