In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
IRS Releases 990 Forms as Machine-Readable Data
The Internal Revenue Service has formally begun the release of foundation 990-PF (and 990) tax returns as machine-readable, open data, making it easier for anyone to search the forms digitally for information about an organization's finances, trustees, lobbying activities, and salaries.
Building the Social Sector's Collective Brain Trust: Redesigned IssueLab Launched
As philanthropy practices begin to move from closed to more open and transparent methods, collective impact and knowledge sharing will benefit the social sector. IssueLab’s relaunched website - with almost 20,000 knowledge resources, covering 38 different issue areas, from 7,000+ organizations around the world - has new tools and resources to help foundations and organizations.
Foundations & Social Media Trends
Online Transparency, Demystified
The John R. Oishei Foundation's Sally Crowley is our social media/tech guru. Sally's posts - full of tips, tricks and no-nonsense advice - are fun to read and eye-opening for beginners as well as seasoned pros.
Discover how foundations are using social media. View the Infographic.
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What We're Tracking
Who Has Glass Pockets?
We can help your foundation have glass pockets.
Foundation Transparency 2.0
We collect data on how foundations are communicating online.
Foundations are making grant information available to the public in an open format.
Eye on the Giving Pledge
We bring greater transparency to the Giving Pledge.
How Are Foundations Being Transparent in a Digital World?
Through their work, foundations produce deep knowledge about successful strategies and lessons learned. We can share your knowledge on IssueLab.
Fewer than 10% of U.S. foundations have a website. Having a website is easy and is the first step to online transparency. We can help with Foundation Websites.
Sharing Grants Data
Sharing your grants data with us electronically helps the public understand your work. We make it easy with the Reporting Commitment and e-grant reporting.