January 14, 2020
As civil society is now digital we face new decisions at every level, from the individual to the organizational. Who and what will we be?
Each year, Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to big ideas that matter, and looks to horizons where we can expect important breakthroughs in the coming year. Dozens of people have contributed to the latest issue and we invite you to join us. What developments do you see for digital civil society in 2020?
January 9, 2020
People from around the world share their thoughts on digital civil society, why it matters, and what makes them hopeful about it.
December 18, 2019
Lucy Bernholz lays out a vision of digital civil society and the cycles of change society has experienced as we become more dependent on digital systems.
April 16, 2018
“What if the people involved in building blockchains or developing AI or setting standards for the Internet of Things were as diverse and worldwide as the people whose lives are affected by these things?”
January 23, 2018
With the tax changes in the U.S. and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU, policy is expected to play a big role in changing the philanthropy landscape in 2018. Income inequality will be another key factor, shaping philanthropic fortunes on one end of the spectrum and fueling political unrest from the other end. […]
January 12, 2018
This post is part of a series of excerpts from Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2018, the ninth annual industry forecast from Lucy Bernholz. Read the entire Blueprint series and join the conversation on social media with #blueprint2018. Over the course of the year, I met with people in eight countries about the shape and meaning […]
January 12, 2017
“Especially in uncertain times the organizations and activists who make up civil society need to understand, protect, advocate for, and use their digital data and infrastructure just as they use their financial and human resources—safely, ethically, and effectively.” Every year Lucy Bernholz writes Philanthropy Blueprint, a forecast of trends, challenges, buzzwords and breakthroughs in the philanthropic sector […]
January 23, 2015
Published late last year, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar, Lucy Bernholz, about the social economy. Published via the Foundation Centre’s GrantCraft service, we encourage you to peruse both the Blueprint and the additional resources provided by GrantCraft. The Blueprint gives an overview of the current landscape, […]