Glasspockets in the News
Why would a foundation tweet?
PHILANTHROPY 2173: The business of giving
Lucy Bernholz writes: "Information on foundations use of social media can be found at www.glasspockets.org - a Foundation Center initiative. Check out their cool new heat map."
Transparent Philanthropy and the Foundation Center
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
The Foundation Center already hosts a reporting system, eGrant, which enables foundations (at the moment almost 600) to easily share data on their grants... grant makers now have the option to have their grants information pulled directly from their websites or feeds, through Grantsfire and its innovative hGrant format. Recently, the Foundation Center received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to develop a common reporting standard with IATI "to foster greater transparency and accountability, and provide leaders with the information resources they need to be more strategic, purposeful, and effective in their work." We at aidinfo welcome this exciting work between the Foundation Center and Hewlett.
Foundation Center Offers Help for Nonprofits
The Culpeper Star-Exponent
Jim Charapich, President/CEO of the Culpeper, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce writes: "One of my favorite aspects of [Glasspockets.org] is that it aggregates the foundations that push information out thru Facebook and Twitter. It is easy to find the foundations that you are interested in and then tune into their style of giving. They call this Foundation Transparency 2.0very cool!"
New Study: Social Media Use By Foundation Leaders
In addition to the [social media] report, the Foundation Center has an extremely useful aggregation site called Glasspockets that among other features let you quickly browse the social media presences of 66 foundations. What I really like is that you can compare different social channels across foundations pretty easily. For example, you can browse Facebook profiles at once. This was so useful, I added it to my Social Media and Foundations wiki.
A Higher Bar for Transparency, Accountability
CEP Vice President for Research Ellie Buteau reports: "The types of information Glasspockets lists... ranges from the most basic... to what I would argue is the most fundamental 'a comprehensive assessment of overall foundation performance and effectiveness that measures progress toward institutional mission and goals.' One of the great virtues of Glasspockets is that it makes this public."
Data and the Future of Philanthropy: An Interview with Lucy Bernholz
Social Velocity Blog
Lucy Bernholz addresses the forces driving "new expectations of transparency [in philanthropy, including] efforts such as The Foundation Center's Glasspockets.org..."
20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits
The Foundation Center has created a website that lists social media channels used by foundations, including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube. It is continuously updated by foundations that want to be transparent about their grantmaking.
Look Inside Our Glass Pockets
Meyer Memorial Trust blogs about their new Glasspockets profile: "Go ahead. Take a look in our pockets. They're made of glass, so you can see all the way through them."
How Can Foundations Demystify Their Work?
[Orignally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy]
Marta L. Tellado, Ford Foundation vice president for communications, argues that "... openness about strategy is currency and credibility. All of us in philanthropy need to embrace that truth and communicate clearly about our foundations' strategies and ambitions. That sentiment was echoed in the unveiling in February of the Foundation Center's Glasspockets Web site, which seeks to inspire foundations to achieve a new level of openness and thereby a better understanding of what they do..."
New Florida Law Makes It Harder for Foundations to Live Up To Values
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Emmett Carson, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, warns against laws that discourage transparency: "If we do not forcefully respond to this challenge, we should not be surprised when there are Congressional hearings and our claims of 'glass pockets' fall on deaf ears."
"Too Small" to Have a Website?
Minnesota Council on Foundations
What are the most compelling arguments for small foundations to make the leap onto the web? Transparency helps create public trust. Clear guidelines enable nonprofits to screen themselves out. Maintaining a website yourself is easier – and cheaper – than ever...
Please Tap the Glass(pockets)
Keeping a Close Eye... NCRP's Blog
Glasspockets [is] an incredible resource from the Foundation Center... [W]e get to see all sorts of things we just never saw before all in one place... All that’s left is to... do the thing you’re not supposed to do in philanthropy: tap the glass.
Global Philanthropy Forum: Harnessing Technology for Change
Indeed, new online platforms are continuously emerging, as the Foundation Center just launched Glasspockets.org, which is designed to inspire greater openness among private foundations...
Resource Review: Glasspockets.org
Glasspockets.org provides a variety of tools to examine trends in foundation giving. Several features... are particularly relevant to local organizations interested in or working under foundation funding.
"Glass Pockets" Helps Move Foundations Toward Greater Transparency
Heeding a call to promote and facilitate greater openness and transparency among private foundations today, the New York City based Foundation Center... [has] have developed glasspockets.org, a web site designed to openly highlight and share foundations’ successes and failures in their grant making processes...
Glasspockets.org: Encouraging Foundation Transparency
Nonprofit Resource Center Blog
Launched recently by the Foundation Center, Glasspockets.org showcases the online transparency and accountability practices of the largest foundations. Foundations that have taken the lead in communicating about their work...
Glass Pockets: Foundation Transparency
Interlochen Corners, LLC Blog
Transparency: Is the money being used as it was intended? Who is using the money? How were the decisions made about who was going to get to use the money? Who made the decisions?...
Foundation Transparency 2.0
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Facebook Page
The Community Foundation believes in working to show our glass pockets and be fully transparent. To assist, below are various disclosures with additional being added in the future...
Monitor Institute and the Future of Philanthropy
Tactical Philanthropy Blog
[P]rojects like Glasspockets.org could create a culture of "competitive sharing"...
A New Website, Glasspockets, Encourages Foundations to Fully Disclose, Too
Seeking Grant Money Today Blog
The Foundation Center, a pillar among excellent resources available to professionals and volunteers, alike, working in the American nonprofit sector; has created a brand new website called Glasspockets...
Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy and the Web: Interview with Larry Blumenthal
Good Ideas Blog
Until recently, Larry Blumenthal oversaw web and social media strategy for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Now he leads Open Road Advisors, a consulting group which principally helps foundations make better use of the web. We asked Larry about important trends for philanthropy in 2010. Here are five good ideas he highlights...
Glasspockets.org: A New Website Bringing Transparency to Philanthropy
Philanthropy Potluck, Minnesota Council on Foundations
Glasspockets.org is a powerful example of how these foundations are now making efforts to communicate clearly about their grantmaking and practices...
How Transparency Helps Foundations Advance Their Missions
New Philanthropy Capital Blog
Transparency is sometimes perceived as a stick with which to beat foundations. But recent initiatives are showing that transparency, more than being a duty, can actually help foundations achieve their goals...
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
The Foundation Center, in partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Communications Network, Global Philanthropy, GEO and the One World Trust in London, has launched a new Web site designed to inspire greater openness among private grantmakers. Visitors to glasspockets.org will find essential facts about all 97,000 U.S. foundations, stories of philanthropy's impact on the issues people care about, and information on the ways foundations are striving to become more transparent...
Transparencia en la gestión de fundaciones y ONG
“Las Fundaciones deberían tener los bolsillos de cristal” Este rotundo deseo fue pronunciado por Russell Leffingwell , Presidente de la Corporación Carnegie nada menos que en 1952. Ha llovido mucho desde entonces, y la transparencia es aún un tema pendiente en buen número de ONG y fundaciones. Muchas de ellas permanecen hoy sin ningún tipo de información en Internet , medio privilegiado para mostrar a todo quien tenga interés saber cómo y en quién es dedicado el tiempo, esfuerzo y dinero que reciben...
The Cost of Information Sharing in Philanthropy
Tactical Philanthropy Blog
The rise of these intermediaries both bring light to the information that is already available and creates incentives for more information sharing. The Foundation Center's Glass Pockets project is a good example. The site, which shows how transparent and accountable large grantmakers are, both allow users direct click through access to an enormous amount of information about foundations and importantly it helps set expectations around information sharing...
Cabinet of Curiosities Blog
Taking its inspiration from Carnegie Corporation Chair Russell Leffingwell's 1952 statement, "We think that the foundation should have glass pockets", the Foundation Center has created glasspockets.org to gather all of the foundations that excel in transparency and accountability in one convenient place...
New Web Platform Encourages Foundation Transparency in the Digital Age
Charitable Advisors Blog
How does the foundation of the 21st century achieve transparency? Does it post a searchable grants database at its web site? Does it use Twitter or Facebook to distribute news about its program priorities? At www.glasspockets.org, a web site launched February 1 by the Foundation Center, foundations that have taken the lead in communicating about their work, particularly using online resources and social networks, are featured along with direct links to their current initiatives...
Foundation Site Promotes Disclosure
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Foundation Center has started a new Web site—Glasspockets.org—to highlight efforts by grant makers to let the public know about their activities...
Foundations Can Increase Transparency With Glasspockets
JVA's Nonprofit Street
Transparency has been a common theme on Nonprofit Street over the last few weeks. In today's economy, transparency is one of the elements that should be in place to build trust among your stakeholders...
Trust = Bedrock of Good Giving
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation's Blog
Congratulations to Janet Camarena, Director of the San Francisco Foundation Center Library, for her work in launching Glasspockets (www.glasspockets.org). Will transparency lead to change?
Glasspockets is a Start for Transparency
A. Fine Blog
The Foundation Center announced a new effort called Glasspockets last week. The name comes from Russell Leffingwell, Chair of the Carnegie...
Foundation Center hosts new site to promote foundation transparency
Features include Foundation Transparency 2.0, which gives details of foundations that are using social media; Who Has Glass Pockets?, which sets out...
Glasspockets has a cool tool to look at the Gates Foundation
Gates Keepers blog
Civil society voices on the activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Great reads from around the web on February 11th
Amy Sample Ward Blog
Glasspockets - Check out this new resource from the Foundation Center: "With Glasspockets, the Foundation Center and its partners hope to: * Inspire private foundations to greater openness in their communications...
A New Portal for Philanthropic Transparency?
Keeping a Close Eye... NCRP Blog
I've been trapped in my house since Friday night due to the recent blizzard here in the national capital region. And even with all the time spent shoveling and playing in the snow, I managed to make time to catch up on some philanthropy-related items...
Looking into the World of Private Foundations
Dayton Metro Library
"Foundations should have glass pockets" said the chair of the Carnegie Corporation over 50 years ago, around the time when the Foundation Center was created...
Making Foundations More Transparent
Social Entrepreneurship Blog
Whether you think they're relics from another era, or vital actors for a more just 21st century, most people can agree that foundations have been relatively slow-moving when it comes to engagement with social media...
Foundation Transparency 2.0 - Social Media
Leading Edge Solutions Blog
Labels: Foundation Center, Glass Pockets, Larry Blumenthal, Leading Edge Solutions, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Social Media, Transparency...
Glasspockets website launched to improve transparency of US Foundations
GuideStar International's Blog
The Foundation Center has launched Glasspockets.org to promote and facilitate greater transparency among private foundations. It encourages foundations to share their successes and failures and highlight good performance of peers...
Total Foundation Transparency?
Grants Information Collection News
Glass Pockets: Bringing Transparency to the World of Philanthropy, is a new Foundation Center web resource launched this week that aims to showcase stunning...
Some New Trousers for Foundations, with Glass Pockets
The CEP Blog
Most controversial, I am sure, will be the feature of the site "still a work in progress" that allows users to see "who has glass pockets?...
Foundation Center Launches Glasspockets.org
The Forum's Forum
Yesterday the Foundation Center launched Glasspockets.org, a web platform "designed to inspire greater openness among private foundations"¦[encouraging foundations] to tell the stories of their successes "and failures" in part by highlighting exemplary efforts of their peers."
Foundation Center Launches Glasspockets.org
Northern California Grantmakers
The term "glass pockets" was coined over 50 years ago by "then-Carnegie Corporation of New York Board Chair Russell Leffingwell, who told a McCarthy-era...
New Web Platform Encourages Foundation Transparency in the Digital Age: glasspockets.org
Glasspockets will serve as a central source of knowledge that can fuel this... Glasspockets was developed together with partners, including the Center for...
News roundup: Foundation transparency at Glass Pockets, new social media benchmarks
Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog
News roundup: Foundation transparency at Glass Pockets, new social media... Glass Pockets - Foundations Go Transparent: A handful of foundations are trying...
What Constitutes Transparency?
Public Policy Communicators NYC
The Communications Network site is hosting a guest blog from PPC-NYC member Elizabeth Miller of...
Going Beyond Transparency
The Communications Network Blog
Last week, the Foundation Center launched a new web portal, Glasspockets, which is dedicated to showcasing and promoting foundation transparency. That foundations need to operate transparently is a given among foundation communicators"...
Glass Pockets and Ed Reform
The Foundation Center just rolled out Glasspockets-an aptly named site to... Glasspockets contains basic facts about the nearly 97000 foundations in the...
Glass Pockets: A Revolution in Foundation Transparency
With a mission to "bring transparency to the world of philanthropy" Glass Pockets offers reports on how transparent large, well known foundations are...