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Ben Evans is a thought leader in technology trends, a predictor of the mobile explosion and a great resource for “what’s next.” He also has a wonderful blog I highly recommend to any technophiles. Annually, he presents current tech themes to the world. This year’s theme is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” and it has some interesting insights. Here are some takeaways for the busy nonprofit professional.

Everyone is online. So you have to be, too.

Smartphones are no longer new. If you don’t have a mobile strategy, now is the time. 

Content is no longer television. Alternative forms of content are here to stay.

So the smartphone age is mature. What’s next? No one is quite sure but it’s definitely not here yet. Here are some possibilities.

Artificial intelligence adds an even scarier layer on top of it.

With the rise of social media, things aren’t going to get any easier.

Sit back, relax, and let’s see where the world goes from here. 2020 could be a really interesting year.

Free Resource: Have you downloaded the SAINS report yet? It’s the most comprehensive analysis of artificial intelligence for social good available. 

About the authors: 

Jared is the CEO of PwrdBy, speaker, and a published author. PwrdBy empowers nonprofits to fundraise smarter through artificial intelligence apps such as Amelia and NeonMoves. Before joining PwrdBy, Jared was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice with experience working with Fortune 500 companies to design social and environmental sustainability strategies. He is a Lean Six Sigma Process Black Belt.