Annual industry forecast on philanthropy and digital civil society


Alliance magazine


Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) have released the 2019 annual industry forecast about the ways the sector uses private resources for public benefit in the digital age.

‘Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2019′ provides an overview of the current landscape, the ‘big ideas that matter’ in 2019, and bring the to attention the horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.

The research is authored by senior research scholar and director of PACS’ Digital Civil Society Lab, Lucy Bernholz, who contributed to the Alliance special feature on philanthropy infrastructure in June 2018.

In the introduction, Lucy writes, ‘The challenges we face are global and existential – climate change, technological capabilities, and democratic practice are domains in which the assumptions and practices that brought us to 2019 are clearly not working for most of the people on the planet. At such times it seems necessary to question whether doing the same thing we’ve been doing is the right plan of action. I hope this Blueprint helps you ask that question about your own work, organizations, and mission – and get closer to answers that you can act on.’

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