2016 Ariadne Forecast

From Ariadne: European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, January 2016.

“Social change grant-makers say that the top issues that will shape their world in 2016 are migration and the Closing Space for Civil Society — and they tell us why. The collective wisdom of the forecasters turns the spotlight on what we need to watch for and what questions we need to ask, like: How are funders adapting to blended finance and austerity? Who are the emerging stakeholders in our field? What wildcards are lurking? Learn the answers to these and more in the 2016 Ariadne Forecast for Social Change and Human Rights Funders.

The aim of the Forecast is to help grant-makers and civil society as a whole see the big picture, discover important trends and plan ahead. It has been put together with the input of over 140 grant-makers and philanthropy specialists as a community-created resource.

This year’s Forecast includes a global assessment and separate reports from funders in France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. An easy to read chart lets you compare trends at different levels.”

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