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New Monitor Report on Philanthropy

The Monitor Institute has announced the publication of the Monitor Institute’s new report, What’s Next for Philanthropy: Acting Bigger and Adapting Better in a Networked World. The piece updates their 2005 report, Looking Out for the Future, and represents more than a decade of work by the Institute in exploring the evolving “future of philanthropy.” It highlights the changing context in which funders now operate, and identifies ten emerging next practices that can help funders of all sorts increase their impact over the coming decade.

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, What’s Next for Philanthropy argues that while the cutting edge of philanthropic innovation over the last decade has been mostly about improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness of individual organizations, the next practices of the coming 10 years will have to build on those efforts to include an additional focus on coordination and adaptation—acting bigger and adapting better.

All versions are available for free here. The site also includes a do-it-yourself innovation toolkit to help funders apply the ideas of the report in their own organizations and philanthropic efforts.

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