I just finished the book Microtrends and was really impressed with the diversity of examples. What really grabbed my attention in the greater sense was how easy a micro trend can bubble up from something obscure to something significant. One trend that I think the author missed was the rise of the one man non profit.
In my travels and workings I have come across a phenomenon that actually concerns me more than the economy or bad PR. it is the rise of the one man non profits and how they can impact the efforts of larger organizations. I also began to think about ways that we can empower personal engagement with philanthropy on a local scale yet retain the large scale impact. In a series of posts over the next few days I hope to explore those thoughts and not erk to many people in the process.