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Glasspockets Find: Transparency and Impact Reporting at the James Irvine Foundation
August 23, 2012

The James Irvine FoundationThe James Irvine Foundation recently published its new 2011 Performance Report. This takes the ritual of the Annual Report to the next level both technologically and conceptually, as the Irvine Foundation has added the discipline of annually reporting on its overall foundation performance as part of the process of compiling the data that comprise its annual report.

"This online publication represents the latest evolution in our approach to reporting on our impact. While it includes many of the features of a traditional foundation annual report, our aim is to give viewers a deeper look at the Foundation’s progress toward its long-term goals. And this year we’re experimenting with a new online format to make it more inviting and accessible" says Daniel Silverman, Communications Director at Irvine.

The online report features an Introduction as well as four distinct areas: Program Impact, Leadership, Finance and Organization, and 2011 Grantmaking. The report makes great use of infographic and data visualization displays by organizing information into easily digested graphics throughout all of the areas. Take a look at Irvine Foundation's 2011 Performance Report online.

-- Natasha Isajlovic-Terry

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