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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Pool
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Philanthropy and the Social Economy:
Blueprint 2013

Happy New Year!

We're pleased to announce our partnership with leading philanthropy expert Lucy Bernholz to bring her latest annual industry forecast, Blueprint 2013Philanthropy 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 tweeter, 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 GrantCraft.

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 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.

All the best,

Lisa Philp
Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy
The Foundation Center, New York

Rosien Herweijer
Director of GrantCraft
European Foundation Centre, Brussels

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