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Free Webinar: Demystifying Funder Transparency
March 17, 2014

Attention grantmakers! Join GrantCraft and Glasspockets on Thursday, March 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST for a free webinar complementing our new guide, Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency. The webinar, which is co-sponsored with Northern California Grantmakers, will feature a conversation with:

You bring the coffee, GrantCraft and Glasspockets bring the conversation!

OpeningUp_2014_240Grantees, funding partners, the public, and philanthropy professionals themselves all benefit when foundations make their work and their knowledge broadly accessible. However, it can be challenging to know where and how to begin with improving and enhancing your foundation’s transparency practices, as well as to determine what level of transparency is appropriate for family foundations or those with limited staff capacity.

This free webinar will provide highlights from our new guide, and the opportunity to learn from Mary Gregory, Vice President of Pacific Foundation Services, which provides philanthropic support to 20 family foundations and is currently active in promoting the benefits of increased foundation transparency to its clients. Mary will also draw from the case study shared in the guide and her experience as executive director of the Bella Vista Foundation (BVF) about why and how BVF has approached transparency and what advice Mary has for other family foundations grappling with how to best share the work of a foundation with its grantees and other stakeholders, as well as overcoming concerns about perceived risks associated with greater transparency.

Click here to register now!

Note: The webinar will be recorded and available on the GrantCraft website for later viewing. However, be sure to join the live webinar to ask questions and reflect with other participants in real time!


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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."

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