Bernholz’s 'Blueprint 2013' Highlights SocialCoding4Good

By Benetech, posted on

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013, an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the new social economy, listed Benetech’s SocialCoding4Good initiative among “big shifts that matter” in the field. Bernholz cites SocialCoding4Good as a project demonstrating how a “digital infrastructure” is emerging for the new social economy – private capital used for public goo – and how individual actors are contributing to it, using it and changing their work because of it.

“SocialCoding4Good,” writes Bernholz, “brought software skills to community efforts.” This, she says, is an example of data skills being used for good and of an effort to bring “gold-standard data visualization and coding skills to community organizations.”

Bernholz has been named “philanthropy game changer.” Her annual Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends and directs attention to horizons where one can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.