Trends with social economy and pervasive digitisation

A Philantopic discussion article ‘Social Sector Still Lags Far Behind the Future of Big Data’ leads with an extract from an annual forecast from American social economy scholar Lucy Bernholz:

From now on, we’ll be looking at the structures of the social economy in the context of pervasive digitization. This is not about gadgets; it’s about complicated (and fundamental) ideas like free association, expression, and privacy in the world of digital data and infrastructure.

For those interested in sector trends, data and technology, the article is worth a read, http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2015/01/social-sector-still-lags-far-behind-the-future-of-big-data.html. You may also want to explore Lucy’s ‘Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015‘ (pdf download is 2.4MB) – she is “slowly expanding .. geographic purview beyond the United States” as the trends tend to be global. The scope is certainly wider than standard philanthropy material.

(Thanks to tweet from Paul Webster.)