Soon, we will be at the end of another year, if you are like me, you will look at the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. Due to factors such as wealth, technology and globalization, the charity continues to develop as everything else in society.

More than a decade ago, when I founded a non-profit organization, our situation was different from today. Transparency, social networking and millennial influence and management positions (ZD generations increasingly see it as a marketing area, beginning to focus on the smartest next generation) have caused tremendous changes.

But if you are like me, then you are interested in having a good start. Here are some trends to consider when you start looking for links between the year and 2018.

The rise of foundations and impact investments. Stanford Social Innovation Magazine submitted a report on the relationship between foundations, government and companies on impact investments, which is designed to fund businesses or communities seeking social benefits and influence. As we all know, Detroit has been suffering from economic hardships and the single-family housing market for many years (new tax bill).

This market has been greatly reduced due to the 2008 recession. Kresge and Ford Foundation and local banks, cities and the Detroit Mortgage Program, Provide grants and loans to refurbished home buyers. Another influential investment company is the partnership between the McKnight Foundation and Mellon Capital Management and Zuckerberg Chen plans to eradicate the disease and improve children’s education and life with billions of dollars.

As a result of the extraordinary wealth accumulated within the organization, with the reduction of public funds, it is now easier to generate measurable social impacts in the community. The Foundation understands and understands what the investment community means. Leading organizations now use their vast experience and funding to help reduce the risk of other investors such as cities and businesses.

Extraordinary wealth has led to a richer heritage base. Americans have a broad philanthropic culture. The reality is that we are experiencing some unprecedented wealth, some (hundreds of billions of dollars) and millions of others, and the charity culture continues. Moreover, because Americans are special capitalists, financial institutions have found ways to reduce management costs. We know that there is a dirty little secret in the charity world, and donor funds (new tax bill) allow donors to immediately receive tax breaks, but large sums of money are deposited in DAFs rather than non-profit organizations and charitable organizations.

More than $5,000 to $25,000, more and more Americans have created traditional foundations. For example, the Fidelity Charity Endowment Fund has become one of the largest foundations in the United States, with billions of dollars in management donors created through superior marketing. His own heritage. Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard and other companies have largely eliminated the cost and hassle of creating their own bases and can manage funds for practical reasons.

Money and government regulations have become more stringent. The trend will continue, especially if there are tax revisions. The federal government is undergoing a large-scale tax reform, and two key factors may affect charities:

Interested in limiting the deduction (new tax bill) of charitable organizations.

One of the goals of the tax reform is to limit one-time deductions.