With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Monitor Institute, which helps innovative leaders develop and achieve sustainable solutions to significant social and environmental problems, published What’s Next for Philanthropy, a multi-year project on the future of philanthropy. It updated an earlier report completed in 2005 called Looking Out for the Future.
This report highlights how changes in the world around philanthropy will call on funders to not only adopt today’s best practices, but also to pioneer “next practices”—effective approaches that are well-suited to tomorrow’s more networked, dynamic and interdependent landscape of public problem solving. It also details 10 specific next practices that The Monitor Institute believes will help funders have greater impact on growing social and environmental problems.