In an evolving world things change and charity is no different. Through the year 2015 some major transformations took place – making positive changes in the world has never been this interesting. Here are five of the major shifts that happened in 2015:
The ‘Working Together’ trend
Some of the world’s most influential companies started working together in 2015 to make an even larger impact on the global issues. Founded in 2005, the Clinton Global Initiative was the pioneer of collaboration on this scale but it has taken the past decade to really launch the idea of global philanthropic partnership.
Millennials are taking the lead
Known as ‘people with a purpose’, millennials are jumping on the bandwagon of social entrepreneurship and student-led solutions. Their efforts are being placed on issues ranging from xenophobia to climate change, and they are making waves in the world.
Technological advancement is off the charts and has solidly taken its place in charitable ventures. Social media, tablets and smart phones have launched philanthropic organisations into exploring technological avenues for achieving goals – like micro-philanthropy and crowdfunding. However, the big buzzword is: virtual reality. Companies like Amnesty International and the United Nations have already started delving into the possibilities of this exciting new avenue.
Inclusion is important
Many of the most influential companies and people have started increasing their efforts to bring other organisations together to make inclusion a reality. Whether the lack of inclusion or discrimination is because of race, sexual orientation or gender, people are fighting to educate and eradicate it.
A consensus between 47 different countries is that we should protect the environment, increase access to education, eradicate poverty and promote equality. By challenging one another to make positive change, the bar is raised giving hope that 2016 will be very prosperous for philanthropists and their beneficiaries.