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Why Glasspockets? An Interview with Foundation Center President Brad Smith
January 20, 2011

In an end-of-year conversation with Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center President Brad Smith shared his thoughts on a few of the topics that characterized 2010 and will likely shape 2011: the slow economic recovery and its impact on giving, the Giving Pledge campaign, and the meaning of transparency in a philanthropic context. We have excerpted his comments on transparency and posted them here.

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For the complete interview visit PhilanTopic blog»

— Daniel Matz


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  • Transparency Talk, the Glasspockets blog, is a platform for candid and constructive conversation about foundation transparency and accountability. In this space, Foundation Center highlights strategies, findings, and best practices on the web and in foundations–illuminating the importance of having "glass pockets."

    The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation Center.

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