In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
Foundation Transparency: Game Over?
The Internal Revenue Service's imminent release of foundation 990-PF (and 990) tax returns as machine-readable open data will literally make it possible for anyone to look right through those glass walls to the curated foundation world within. Brad Smith, president of Foundation Center, explains why this matters.
Prince: The Artist Now Known as a Philanthropist
Prince was known for his over-the-top showmanship, his musical genius, and for notoriously changing his stage name to a symbol after a copyright battle. The Purple Rain philanthropist supported local causes and used his fame as a platform to draw attention to his community.
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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Talking About Transparency
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.