2017 Trendspotting Series

Edited by Jesse Salazar

The 2017 Trendspotting Series showcases big ideas that will shape the world in 2017. The Council invited important thinkers from a dozen fields to contribute their predictions on what lies ahead, and we invite you to read this collection of blog posts about trends affecting some major fields of interest that will in turn impact the philanthropic community.

We want to hear from you about these trends. Do you agree with the author’s projections? Have they missed something? Please comment on the pieces and share your thoughts about the authors’ forecasts.

If after reading this series you think we missed something important or going forward you start to see new trends in these or other fields, please share them with us. You can tweet an idea to us at @COF_, start a conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange, or submit a blog post to join our collection.

 

Five Trends in Civil Society

Five Trends in Civil Society

By Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance

Five Trends in Media

Five Trends in Media

By Jean Ellen Cowgill, President, Atlantic Media Strategies

Five Trends in Social Enterprise

Five Trends in Social Enterprise

By Carla Javits, President and CEO, REDF

Five Trends in Technology

Five Trends in Technology

By Amy Webb, Founder and CEO, Future Today Institute

Five Trends in Talent

Five Trends in Talent

By Shonna Waters and Alex Alonso, Vice President of Research and Senior Vice President of Knowledge Development, Society for Human Resources Management

Five Trends in Community Development

Five Trends in Community Development

By Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities

Five Trends in Finance

Five Trends in Finance

By Steve Zausner, Partner, OFFICE:FMA

Five Trends in Arts and Culture

Five Trends in Arts and Culture

By Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

Five Trends in Communications

Five Trends in Strategic Communications

By Sean Gibbons & Tristan Mohabir, Executive Director & Editorial Officer, The Communications Network

Five Trends in Public Opinion

Five Trends in Public Opinion

By Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners

Five Trends in U.S. Politics

Five Trends in U.S. Politics

By Ken Kies, Managing Director, Federal Policy Group

Five Trends in Philanthropy

Five Trends in Philanthropy

By Vikki Spruill, President & CEO, Council on Foundations