Looking for the latest hot jargon in the world of foundations and giving? Lucy Bernholz – a well-respected philanthropy consultant and popular blogger – recently posted the Top 10 Philanthropy Buzzwords, complete with links to earlier posts explaining the ideas. These are the words and concepts she noticed were on the rise in 2009. Her 2008 list is posted here and 2007 list here. Only one term, B-Corporation, appears twice. Hopefully this is more a sign of the philanthropic sector’s burgeoning creativity and not its short attention span…
For fun, here are the buzzwords in Bingo format (Philanthropy Buzzword Bingo) to play during your next meeting with foundation staff. Let me know if you win.
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