Blueprint Series

The Blueprint series is a collection of annual industry forecasts about the ways we use private resources for public benefit written by Lucy Bernholz. Each year, Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape of philanthropy and the social economy, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.

Some ways you might consider using this series include:

  • With colleagues at your organization, these publications can open conversations about the context for your work and any thoughts on expanding your strategic framework.
  • With grantees, these publications can foster conversations outside of specific funding conversations that might also lend context or theory to their approaches.
  • With peers and other foundations, these publications can lead to dialogue about how we as a collective sector may contribute to or challenge the predictions for the year, and if we're tuned into current trends and buzzwords.