Some Trends for 2022

8 Trends | Nonprofit Law Blog

  1. Purpose-driven governance, taking the ecosystem into greater consideration (see The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership; Purpose-Driven Board Leadership, Legally Speaking)
  2. Boards making a more conscious effort of adding younger board members, understanding that their perspectives are part of their critical contribution (see Welcoming the Next Generation of Board Leadership; How to Recruit, Engage, and Retain Millennial Board Members)
  3. Greater embrace of hybrid work (part in-person, part remote) (see Remote Workers and Telecommuting Practices for Nonprofits; 5 Tips To Create a Calm, Healthy, and Happy Nonprofit Hybrid Workplace Post-Pandemic)
  4. Continuation of the Great Resignation, particularly among underpaid employees and those working in areas of higher health risks and/or traditionally high rates of burnout (see The “Great Resignation”: Exactly How Bad Is It For Nonprofits?; Response to the Great Resignation)
  5. Racial equity continuing to be incorporated in programmatic decision-making, including addressing the issue of underserved populations based on building on the status quo rather than reimagining relevant aspects of the organization’s programs (see Organizational Change Process; Eight Ways to Make Racial Justice Part of Your Nonprofit Culture)
  6. Heightened realization (though not problem-solving) of the risks of data breaches and the need to take serious steps towards mitigating such risks (see Cybersecurity for Nonprofits; Digital Policy Is the Nonprofit Sector’s Policy Agenda)
  7. Broader acceptance and solicitation of cryptocurrencies, including from DAOs looking to support charitable efforts (see Nonprofits Get a New Type of Donation: Cryptocurrency; What Nonprofits Should Be Asking About Virtual Currency Regulation and Fundraising)
  8. More media coverage of nonprofit ‘scandals’ due in part to the IRS’s reliance on the Form 1023-EZ to process a very high volume of exemption applications with insufficient vetting and the lack of importance given to charitable organization regulators in the budgeting process (see Obstacles Exist in Detecting Noncompliance of Tax-Exempt Organizations)

2022: a preview of the year’s biggest themes | The Economist

  • The Biden presidency is likely to be heading towards gridlock
  • Vladimir Putin will renew his attacks on elections and the internet
  • The number of people in extreme poverty is falling again
  • Covid-19 is likely to fade away in 2022: But the taming of the coronavirus conceals failures in public health
  • What to expect in year three of the pandemic: New antibody and antiviral treatments, and better vaccines, are on the way
  • The fight against climate change requires action not just words: “Implementation” will be the buzzword for the new year
  • What will happen to inflation in 2022? It’s back—but not for long. Worries about inflation will diminish
  • Central banks are getting closer to issuing their own digital money

Trends that Will Shape Philanthropy in 2022 | Giving USA

  • A Bullish 2022
  • Endowments that were once an afterthought are now at the top of donors’ priority lists
  • Demand for Campaigns Will Continue to be Strong
  • Shorter Strategic Plans
  • Congress Won’t Act … [on] passing permanent legislation to encourage philanthropy through tax breaks
  • Fewer Donors, Larger Gifts
  • Increased Corporate Engagement, Not Necessarily Philanthropy
  • A Heightened Focus on Performance Ratios
  • DAFs Will Continue their Meteoric Rise

Visualizing 2022: Trends to Watch | Council on Foreign Relations

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Pledges and Politics
  • Aging China
  • Venture Capital and the World of Unicorns
  • The Future of Work
  • Latin America’s Renewable Energy Push
  • Global Artificial Intelligence Strategies