March 3, 2011

What is the Future of Philanthropy?

Author National Philanthropic Trust

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, a number of leading experts and institutions are attempting to predict future trends and developments in philanthropy. This is a difficult intellectual excercise, but important for donors to keep in mind as they determine their philanthropic goals and objectives.  Based on the common themes among the four studies, my guess is that networking, sustainability, and impact investing will have the most staying power.

Lucy Bernholz – 10 Predictions for the Next 10 Years
Credit Suisse – Funding as Family (no longer available)
UBS – The Decade Ahead
The Monitor Institute – Investing for Social and Environmental Impact (no longer available)