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Following up on Ten for the Next Ten

February 14, 2011

I had a great time on Wednesday leading a webinar hosted by Guidestar on my Ten Predictions for the Next Ten Years post. Thanks to the ~1700 people who tuned in!

Synecdoches, predictions, and being wrong

February 7, 2011

I'm taking a writing class and a swimming class. The writing class is taught by a well-known non-fiction writer. All ten of my classmates are published authors; several are accomplished journalists. I've been writing for a long time, but have not taken a writing class since Mr. Frost taught me to diagram sentences in fourth grade.

Mission Insurance

January 26, 2011

The following idea came to me in an interview with Melinda Penkava of NPR. The story was taped this morning - I'll post a link when it goes on the air.

Here's an idea for a social entrepreneur - mission insurance. Now that we have social businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits all producing social goods we need some way of making sure that the good gets done. Some type of insurance to keep the profit motive (even if its just break-even financial sustainability) from overwhelming the social mission.

From "e" to "o"

January 21, 2011

It just occurred to me. The last decade was defined by the prefix "e" - ePhilanthropy, eDiplomany, eCommerce, e e e.

The next decade will be similarly defined by the prefix "o" for Open - oGov, oData, oPhilanthropy...

Just you watch....

(cross posted at Philanthropy 2173)

What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits? | OnPhilanthropy.com

January 19, 2011

”Global solutions don't lend themselves to “annual hot lists”, protests Lucy Bernholz, whereas Steve Goldberg thinks that philanthrocapitalism should be ...

Philanthropy's 10 Favorite Buzzwords of the Decade Show How Nonprofits Are Changing

  • By
  • Lucy Bernholz,
  • New America Foundation

Buzzwords are fleeting things. They come in and go out, are first hot and then not. However, looked at over time, buzzwords also provide a useful rear-view roadmap of how we got here.

Taken together, the 10 phrases I have chosen to show the long steady rise in market-based solutions for social problem solving, technology’s infiltration of all things fund raising, and a shift in attention from local to global.

Following, in descending order of importance, are the 10 philanthropy buzzwords that define the decade.

Wikipedia Puts a Face on Donation | Marketplace

January 3, 2011


Lucy Bernholz: Putting Jimmy Wales' face up there was incredibly effective because it then became 'donate to get rid of his face.' Philanthropy expert Lucy ...

Ten for the next 10: 2010 - 2020

December 17, 2010

Earlier this year, I took a look back at my decade of predictions, 1999-2009. You can find that online here.

Philanthropy Buzzword 2010.9 - Markets for Good

December 13, 2010

Last year Impact Investing topped the buzzword list. This year we've expanded from the changes in investing to the larger markets of which they are a part. The phrase "Markets for Good" got its biggest push at this year's SoCAP conference, but the idea has been around in various forms for some time.

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