February 27, 2023

Philanthropy Trends To Watch In 2023

At the beginning of each year, National Philanthropic Trust’s President and CEO Eileen Heisman provides an expert overview of current and upcoming trends in the world of philanthropy.

On January 27, Ms. Heisman’s Philanthropy Trends to Watch in 2023 was published to Forbes.com. This feature is Eileen’s first for the Forbes Nonprofit Council, a community of senior-level executives dedicated to advancing both important causes and critical conversations in the charitable sector.

Author Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, Founding President and CEO

Charitable giving has been in the headlines frequently in recent years. Some of the news is welcome, like the outpouring of generosity from donors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some are concerning, like the declining number of American households that give.

Beneath the headlines, there have been important stories about systemic issues we face in our communities. For example, in both the media and the nonprofit sector, we are discussing racial equity and power dynamics with more commitment and transparency. How we embrace and sustain these issues to create lasting change are challenges that are with and before us. The new public discourse—and accountability—is a welcome advancement in solving deeply rooted issues.

Read the full article here.

Originally published to Forbes.com on 1/27/23