Happy New Year!
We're pleased to announce our partnership
with leading philanthropy expert Lucy Bernholz to bring her latest annual
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013,
to the GrantCraft community. A self-professed "philanthropy
wonk," Lucy is a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center on
Philanthropy and Civil Society, an avid blogger
and a major thought leader in our field. Her insights about the changing
nature of philanthropy have become required reading for anyone concerned
with aligning resources toward the public good. The Blueprint is
available at no charge as an exclusive benefit for registered users of
In this edition of the Blueprint,
Lucy explores the array of increasingly diverse activities that now define
philanthropy, including impact investing, social businesses, peer networks,
and crowdfunding. She notes that the big shifts that matter this year for
donors and "doers" are data-related, and she provides more than a
dozen examples of foundations embracing data. Lucy also discusses the rise
of mobile payments as a means of individual giving, and the critical responsibilities
for the sector in terms of transparency and privacy.
Throughout 2013, GrantCraft's blog will engage in a
conversation with Lucy on the Blueprint
themes beginning with this guest blog by Mari Kuraishi, Co-founder and
President, GlobalGiving Foundation. Please be sure to subscribe
to our blog for the latest insights!
Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center, also
gets the Blueprint
conversation going in a blog on PhilanTopic.
Check it out and add your comments!
In other news, Lisa is expanding her team in New York to
hire a Director of GrantCraft and a Director of Partnerships. To apply, a candidate
should send his or her resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to email@example.com
with the name of the position in the subject line. As always, please feel
free to drop us a line or follow us on Twitter at @grantcraft.