In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
What's Your Story?: Q&A with Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Amanda Flores-Witte
Foundation Center's Janet Camarena sat down with Amanda Flores-Witte, communications officer at Kenneth Rainin Foundation to learn how innovation, technology and creativity played helped tell the Foundation's story in its latest annual report.
Glasspockets Find: Exponent Philanthropy Video Series Encourages Transparency
Embracing failure has the potential to maximize effective and impact in philanthropy. This trend of self-reflection and sharing lessons learned among foundation and funder leaders is encouraging transparency and opening up the work of grantmakers.
Steps to Transparency
The Path to Transparency Can Be a Hike!
No matter where you start on the road to transparency, we've created a step-by-step approach to help you make strategic decisions in the context of your foundation's values and culture.
Read "Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency," and have a discussion with foundation leadership about the value that transparency can bring to your work.
Review the "Who Has Glass Pockets?" indicators to learn how to improve your foundation's transparency practices.
Use the Transparency Trends benchmarking tool to assess your foundation’s transparency and how you might improve it.
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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.