What’s ahead for 2012?

January 19, 2012 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Now that our own New Year’s resolutions are behind us, perhaps we can turn our attention to predictions for the field, offering up a compilation of interesting predictions about philanthropy and nonprofits for 2012.

The Year of Controversial Giving
Philanthrocapitalism authors Matthew Bishop and Michael Green
“Having peered into our philanthrocrystal ball, we see giving becoming more dangerous, more controversial, and more political, among other things, as philanthrocapitalists find themselves at the centre of some of the year’s biggest news stories.”

Seven Predictions for Philanthropy in 2012
The Nonprofit Quarterly  correspondent Rick Cohen, published first in December’s OGF Connection
“Neils Bohr and Casey Stengel both uttered the Yogi Berra-ish statement that predictions are especially difficult concerning the future. They were only addressing quantum mechanics and the prospects of the Mets’ pennant chances, not philanthropy amidst a persistent economic free-fall.

But the quote is apropos here given the possible twists and turns for philanthropy writ large in 2012, drawing from big themes in play during 2011.”

Cone Communications’ 10 Predictions for 2012
Cone Communications’ What Do You Stand For? Blog
“We’ve convened the biggest and brightest minds in cause marketing, corporate responsibility, nonprofit marketing and volunteerism to share their top predictions, programs and issues for the New Year.”

Social Sector Predictions for 2012
David LaPiana
“I am going out on a limb to suggest ten predictions we will likely see in 2012. Some of these are extensions of current trends and some are new; some are sector-specific and some will impact all sectors.”


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