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Digital Identity — A Missing Piece for Civil Society?

It’s not every day an author gets a chance to really see what readers think of her work. Sure, blogs have comment sections (ouch!) and social media gives everyone a chance to chime in, but neither have proved to be all that effective at generating real dialogue between author and…

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

Civil society—our shared space and work for the public good—faces startling new pressures and possibilities in this dynamic, digital age. What trends, issues, and challenges will shape or shake up civil society in 2018? We kicked off the new year with a virtual roundtable to share our predictions, including insights…

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Digital Civil Society Around the World

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…

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From Policy To Technology: Takeaways from Predict-a-palooza 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…

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 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…

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Philanthropy Blueprint 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,…

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

What opportunities and risks does 2019 hold for civil society? We kicked off the new year with a virtual roundtable to share our predictions, including insights from Philanthropy and Digital Civil society: Blueprint 2019, Lucy Bernholz’s annual industry forecast. Our panel explored emerging trends in philanthropy, technology, data governance, policy,…

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