Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Trend Data that Supports Strategic Planning

Here are a number of trend reports that may be useful in your strategic planning efforts: A report by Lewis A. Friedland and Shauna Morimoto that examines the driving forces behind the rise in youth volunteering at; the latest edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book at; Drivers of Change in the Governance of Nonprofits, a chapter in Improving Board & Organizational Effectiveness, published by the Southern Rural Development Center at; an Annie E. Casey Foundation report that examines the tenure and future plans of nonprofit executives at; a report from PNN Online that examines the state of E-philanthropy at; a study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy on wealth transfer estimates among African American households at; and a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that explores the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life at

For links to other trend data, see our Trend of the Week feature at

Check back in the future for more links to trend data and post others that you have found useful for strategic planning.