Sunday, December 12, 2010

Philanthropy Buzzword 2010.9 - Markets for Good

Last year Impact Investing topped the buzzword list. This year we've expanded from the changes in investing to the larger markets of which they are a part. The phrase "Markets for Good" got its biggest push at this year's SoCAP conference, but the idea has been around in various forms for some time.

Markets for Good - (noun, pl) - The mix of financial mechanisms that move private resources to public goods. Current financial tools in the marketplace run from giving to impact investing.

The philanthropy buzzword 2010 list so far:

2010.8 Crowdfunding
2010.7 - Chugger
2010.6 - Co
2010.5 - Charitywashing
2010.4 - Curator
2010.3 - Networked
2010.2 - Sector Agnostic
2010.1 - Scale

1 comment:

ladobey said...

my personal favorite:
slacktivism (sometimes slactivism) is a portmanteau formed out of the words slacker and activism. The word is considered a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction. The acts also tend to require little personal effort from the slacktivist.