Trends

Benevity cuts 14% of workforce: A ‘canary in the coal mine’ for corporate charitable giving?

Why It Matters

Benevity offers one of the country’s most-used giving platforms among large companies. Experts say the cuts could signal a forthcoming decline in corporate donations from some industries; and some worry the company’s layoffs could worsen customer service for charities and non-profits who receive donations through Benevity’s platform.

23 Daring Predictions that will Shape the Social Impact World in 2023

Why It Matters

Signals tend to reveal emergent phenomena sooner so that changemakers can turn their attention to possible opportunities, disruptions, innovations and developments that affect their missions, programs and work. Signals can become mainstream and evolve into trends — when a signal hits a certain threshold, for example, it might become a trend in the broader society or sector, and begin to diffuse rapidly.

The Conversation Guide: 23 Daring Predictions that will Shape the Social Impact World in 2023

Why It Matters

Signals tend to reveal emergent phenomena sooner so that changemakers can turn their attention to possible opportunities, disruptions, innovations and developments that affect their missions, programs and work. Signals can become mainstream and evolve into trends — when a signal hits a certain threshold, for example, it might become a trend in the broader society or sector, and begin to diffuse rapidly.

10 visionary leaders on the state of social impact in 2030

Why It Matters

The 2010s disrupted the traditional world of impact in multiple ways, and the decade brought its fair share of both fears and excitement to the field. But what lies ahead? As we dive into 2020, we asked 10 visionary social impact leaders to weigh in on the changes we can expect over the next 10 years.

Riipen's massively successful crowdfunding campaign has one important lesson

Why It Matters

The power of crowdfunding is hard to ignore. Crowdfunding campaigns have raised $34 billion globally, and are on pace to raise nearly 10 times that within the next decade. We explore how non-profit organizations and social enterprises are using crowdfunding platforms to advance their causes.