Tomorrow’s Nonprofit Sector: 2016 and Beyond


Presented by:

Lucy Bernholz, Senior Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University; Cofounder, Digital Civil Society Lab

Moderated by:

Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon PST, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

What do Uber, the Fight for $15, and robots have to do with the nonprofit sector? Each of these represents a defining force shaping the future of work in the United States, including work in the nonprofit sector. Join Lucy Bernholz, author of the annual Philanthropy and the Social Economy Blueprint Series, for a sneak peek at Blueprint 2016 and the future of work.

Targeted specifically toward managers and executive leaders, Bernholz will discuss the implications of the "gig economy," automation, and living wage battles for the social sector. The webinar will also be of interest to individuals concerned about their own career paths as well as at leaders involved with organizational change and planning processes.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce the external forces shaping tomorrow’s nonprofit sector
  • Identify the capacities that organizations need to thrive in the social economy
  • Provide leaders with tools to consider for their own professional development and trajectories

The future of work and the shape of civil society are two key themes of the forthcoming Blueprint 2016. Bernholz will focus on the changing nature of work in the social economy and provide a preview of other themes for the year ahead.

Lucy Bernholz, Senior Scholar at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and cofounder of the Digital Civil Society Lab will lead the discussion and take questions. 

Price: $49, which includes access to the live webinar; unlimited access to the webinar as many times as you’d like for twelve months; and downloadable slides. Webinar registrants will receive “early bird” access to the Blueprint, including a pullout worksheet designed to help individuals and organizations plan for what lies ahead. Blueprint 2016 is written by Bernholz and published by GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center, with support from Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. 


Speaker Bios

Lucy Bernholz, Senior Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University; Cofounder, Digital Civil Society Lab
Twitter: @p2173

Lucy Bernholz is a philanthropy wonk trying to understand how we create, fund, and distribute shared social goods in the digital age—what she calls the future of good. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her blog, philanthropy2173.com. Bernholz is a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, where she is helping to launch the Digital Civil Society Lab. She is also a visiting scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she is writing a book while also working with foundation colleagues to think about foundations in the digital age.

Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Twitter: @SSIReview

Eric Nee is the managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review, published by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, and co-host of the Social Innovation Conversations podcast channel. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry, most of it covering the high-tech industry. Before joining Stanford, Nee was a senior writer for Fortune magazine in the Palo Alto, Calif., bureau. He also helped Time Inc. launch eCompany Now (where he was executive editor), which later merged with Business 2.0. Before joining Fortune, Nee launched Forbes magazine’s Silicon Valley bureau, where he was bureau manager. He also served as editor-in-chief of Upside magazine for close to five years.