I'm working on a five part series on technology and philanthropy, as I'm drafting the upcoming Blueprint 2013 industry forecast. Big trends I'm looking at are 1) mobile payments 2) the cloud 3) filters 4) new skills and 5) tech policies. What would you add?
Thx for asking, Lucy, and kudos on the forecast-in-the-works. This comes to mind: multi-org data+tech-level collaborations, although nascent now compared to where they're headed. I'm admittedly influenced by a couple of projects I'm involved with -- the Markets for Good initiative, which will launch public engagement at SoCap; and a Microsoft-funded 'sector reach assessment' for key NTAPs (NTEN, TechSoup Global, Network for Good, several NPowers). It could be a short-term trend, spurred by restricted access to funds, but I don't think so. Too many benefits coming to light as these orgs practice working together in new ways. M4G, for example, has the capacity to deeply change the sector, though its coming along very very slowly.