TrendsWatch

TrendsWatch covers 2012 - 2017

Welcome to TrendsWatch, CFM’s annual forecasting report. This year, in honor of CFM’s 10th anniversary, we are producing a Scenario Edition of the report designed to help organizations “futureproof” their strategic planning. We will be releasing the content serially through the year on the TrendsWatch 2018 homepage.

The first six editions of TrendsWatch continue to be available as free PDF downloads and are accessible on the Alliance content pages. For each year’s selection of topics, these reports:

  • explore how each trend is playing out in the world
  • investigate what this means for society and for museums
  • share examples of how museums are engaging with this trend
  • suggest how museums might respond.

TrendsWatch 2017

Read more about TrendsWatch 2017 including trends about:

Clicking on the report’s title, above, will take you to a page asking you to provide your name and e-mail address, in return for a link enabling you to download the report.

We look forward to contacting you via e-mail, inviting you to tell us a bit about how you have used the report.

TrendsWatch 2017 is available in print edition in the AAM Bookstore.

TrendsWatch 2016

Read more about TrendsWatch 2016 including trends about:

Clicking on the report’s title, above, will take you to a page asking you to provide your name and e-mail address, in return for a link enabling you to download the report.

We look forward to contacting you via e-mail, inviting you to tell us a bit about how you have used the report.

TrendsWatch 2016 is available in print edition in the AAM Bookstore.

TrendsWatch 2015

Read more about TrendsWatch 2015 including trends about:

Clicking on the report’s title, above, will take you to a page asking you to provide your name and e-mail address, in return for a link enabling you to download the report.

TrendsWatch 2015 is available in print edition in the AAM Bookstore.

TrendsWatch 2014

Read more about TrendsWatch 2014 including trends about:

Read Before Opening PDF: Apropos of two of the trends covering in this year’s report—big data and privacy—the attached PDF is different from last year’s report in a subtle but important way. Embedded in the document is a tracking code (aka, the “magic chip”) that counts when the report is opened or printed and reports these stats back to CFM. Your browser may ask you to confirm that you want to let us track your use of the report—please say yes, as tracking the distribution of the free PDF provides the information we need to attract underwriting for the report.

TrendsWatch 2014 is also available in print edition.

TrendsWatch 2013

Download a copy of TrendsWatch 2013 including trends about:

  • Trends in Philanthropy
  • 3-D Printing
  • Micro-credentialing
  • The Internet of Things
  • Disconnecting from Digital Experiences
  • The Urban Renaissance

TrendsWatch 2012

Download a copy of TrendsWatch 2012 including trends about:

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Threats to Nonprofit Status
  • Mobile, Pop-up Experiences
  • Alternate Funding
  • Creative Aging
  • Augmented Reality
  • New Educational Era

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