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The End of Moat Philanthropy
Jen Ford Reedy’s excellent blog series about the Bush Foundation’s efforts is a great reminder to the field not to start and stop with elegantly written values statements that include transparency and openness.
In 2017 the sector demonstrated how transparency is key to effective grantmaking.
Pain Points See the Light of Day
Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Mandy Flores-Witte is leading the way showing how grantmakers can candidly open up about the struggles and pain points they meet along the way to achieving their goals.
MacArthur’s $100 million grant competition was designed with transparency in mind.
Foundations Take a Stand
Traditionally, foundations are more comfortable writing checks to support others to take the microphone rather than using their institutional voice to speak out. 2017 saw a departure from this practice with many foundations finding their voice as a result of the current political climate.
In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
Through a Glass a Little Less Darkly: Looking Back, Looking Forward 2017-2018
Foundation Center's Janet Camarena identifies last year’s moments and trends that show transparency and openness are not just catching on, but starting to lead to a more permanent culture of transparency, which may signal continued progress in 2018.
Getting Practical About Open Licensing
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation shares how its Open Licensing Toolkit for Staff is an extension of its support for transparency and openness by requiring open licensing on works created with grant funds.
No Moat Philanthropy
Opening up and stepping away from a fortress mentality
We invited the Bush Foundation's Jen Ford Reedy to
reflect on her efforts to make the foundation more open.
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