Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

January 11th, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am


Civil society – our shared space and work for the public good – faces startling new pressures and possibilities in this dynamic, digital age. What trends, opportunities, and risks will inform and reshape civil society in 2018?

Join us as we kick off the new year with a virtual roundtable of experts, scholars, and practitioners to identify key trends and share predictions for 2018, including insights from Blueprint 2018, Lucy Bernholz’s annual industry forecast on philanthropy and digital civil society.

Panelists will consider current and emerging developments in philanthropy, technology, public policy, and more as they share and discuss their personal predictions on what the coming year holds for civil society around the globe.

Attendees will be invited to weigh in on panelist predictions and share their own thoughts and foresights on where civil society is headed in 2018.

Join us as we draw on sector experts – and your input – to forecast the most important issues, trends, and challenges facing civil society in 2018.

Have predictions to share or questions that you’d like to see covered by the panel? Send your input in advance to hello@digitalimpact.org. Panelists will also address live questions and predictions submitted by the audience.

Can’t make it to the discussion? All registrants will receive an invitation to access the recorded video and podcast.



  • Crystal Hayling - Executive Director of the Libra Foundation
  • David Callahan - Founder and Editor of Inside Philanthropy
  • Julie Broome - Director of Ariadne (European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights)
  • Trista Harris - Philanthropic Futurist and President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Lucy Bernholz - Director, Digital Civil Society Lab