2019 trends

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Philanthropy is a $400 billion economic sector. Experts and thought leaders at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have evaluated the challenges and opportunities facing the philanthropic sector in 2019.

From the unknown impacts of the 2017 Tax Cuts to a downturn in religious participation, researchers are turning to a mix of experimentation and data-driven strategies for addressing challenges and forecasting what lies ahead. The Johnson Center for Philanthropy has identified 11 trends for 2019.