Transparency Talk

Category: "Innovation" (15 posts)

Innovation Trends: The Influence of Transparency Across Multiple Sectors
February 25, 2016

A thoughtful and recently released report from Weber Shandwick –“Innovation Trends: Always-On Transparency” – investigates how transparency and openness can be implemented into organizations across corporate, social and public sectors. Working in an open way can accelerate effectiveness in unexpected ways.

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Smart Management: The Innovation the Grantmaking Process Needs
February 17, 2016

The way governments and many philanthropic institutions give out money to solve problems is stuck in the past. Beth Simone Noveck and Andrew Young of the Governance Lab share why and how innovation can elevate grantmaking.

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Grantmaker Transparency: The Dawn of a New Age in Philanthropy
November 16, 2015

Aaron Lester of Fluxx explores how philanthropy is making the switch from a traditionally opaque business model to an enterprise that embraces more transparency. Large foundations - such as Gates, Ford and Getty - are already sharing sharing their endeavors with the public, surveying and sharing the results of their grantees, and creating searchable grants databases.

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Living Up to a Legacy of Glass Pockets
November 5, 2015

Deanna Lee of Carnegie Corporation of New York shares how utilizes transparency and accountability practices to support programs and communicate information. The newly redesigned website emphasizes collaboration and knowledge sharing and features a variety of innovative features, including videos, timelines and infographics.

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Cutting-Edge Philanthropy
October 13, 2014

NPC has included Glasspockets on their list of 10 innovations in global philanthropy. Needless to say, we are delighted.

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