Transparency Talk

Category: "Technology" (16 posts)

The Purpose of a Foundation's Website
April 27, 2015

The Rockefeller Foundation answers the question: What's a foundation website for?

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Overcoming Website Angst: Keeping it Simple, Easy- to-Manage and Cost Effective
April 15, 2015

Our social media guru Sally Crowley, of the John R. Oishei Foundation, is back with more technology tips, tricks, and strategies. This time, she's tackling foundation websites, and asking the question: open source or proprietary?

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Knowledge Services for Smarter Philanthropy
April 6, 2015

Foundation Center has launched a new site: Knowledge Services. Knowledge Services are data-driven tools and content-rich platforms for funders and their networks, consultants, advisors, and grantees.

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Transparency Chat: Creative Commons Helps to Scale Social Sector Knowledge Building
March 3, 2015

Creative Commons is a recent recipient of a Fund for Shared Insight grant, promoting openness. Janet Camarena, leader of the Glasspockets effort, speaks with Creative Common's public policy manager, Timothy Vollmer, about how Creative Commons will use the grant.

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Glasspockets Find: Ford Foundation Makes an Impact with Open Licensing
February 17, 2015

The Ford Foundation is adopting an open licensing policy via Creative Commons, so that it can share its grantees’ innovative work, from research reports and evaluation findings, to white papers and web sites.

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Big Ideas That Matter for 2015: Are Philanthropic Organizations Ready?
January 12, 2015

In a repost from the GrantCraft blog, Sara Davis of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation discusses Lucy Bernholz's newly-released Blueprint 2015. She delves into Bernholz's research and predictions for the social sector in 2015.

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