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Eight Philanthropy Predictions for 2019

Economic and political volatility will impact the giving world.

The philanthropic landscape is rapidly evolving—and will continue to change in 2019. 

As we anticipate the philanthropic landscape in 2019, we observe both positive and negative trends ranging from reactions to our polarizing president to actual legislation to the increasing philanthropic clout wielded by women. It promises to be another interesting and impactful year!

Based on my experience, you can expect developments in the following eight areas.

Bruce DeBoskey, J.D., is a philanthropic strategist working across the United States with The DeBoskey Group to help families, businesses, foundations and family offices design and implement thoughtful philanthropic strategies and actionable plans. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and workshops on philanthropy. Visit

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