Monday, January 07, 2013

Blueprint 2013 Now Available!

My fourth annual industry forecast, Philanthropy and the New Social Economy: Blueprint 2013, is now available from GrantCraft, an initiative of The Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre. And for the first time, it's free for download. This is made possible by GrantCraft which has committed to making the Blueprint widely available and encouraging debate and discussion of its predictions and trend forecasts.

GrantCraft joins my original (and continuing) partners in this endeavor, The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

I have high hopes for how the Blueprint will improve as I gain insights from working with both Foundation Centers and their members/supporters/users. While the Blueprint has always had an American focus, I am particularly excited about the possibility of a more global conversation and, possibly, more global "blueprints" down the road.

Please download, read, pass on, and comment on the Blueprint over at the GrantCraft website and on the PhilanTopic Blog. There you will find inaugural comments about the forecast from Brad Smith (The Foundation Center) and Mari Kurashi (Global Giving Foundation) with more to come over the next months. We're moving toward a more global discussion - I hope you will join us!

(Previous Blueprints are available here)

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