In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
The Case for Opening Up Foundations Meetings to the Public
How many charities and foundations have public meetings? Giving Evidence encourages charities and foundations to be more accountable and transparent to those who fund them.
An Insider’s Guide to Giving Day
Giving days can be incredible tools for place-based foundations to catalyze nonprofit fundraising. Third Plateau, a social impact strategy firm, offers three key tips for foundations in accelerating community impact with giving days and other community-wide online fundraising campaigns.
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
What Story Does your 990 Tell about your Foundation?
The IRS now releases 990s as machine-readable, open data, making it easy for anyone to collect data, compare, and make judgments about your foundation's work - all without your input. Watch this webinar to learn about the challenges facing foundations, and the opportunities to better share your institution's work.
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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.