In the pages that follow, you will read about how the Foundation Center is tackling the bold set of strategic priorities embodied in our "Foundation Center 2020" plan designed to help shape the future of philanthropy. The philanthropic sector is becoming more global, more segmented, and more inclined to redefine its role as merely a framework of giving away money to a paradigm of social investment. We predict that the next wave of change will come from mastering the technology of managing information and the intellectual architecture of generating and sharing knowledge. Opportunities for the Foundation Center in such an environment are enormous. As an organization dedicated to the task of aggregating data, structuring information, and producing and disseminating knowledge, the Center has assets unrivaled by those of any other in our sector.