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Join Us for a Special Webinar: What Story Does Your 990 Tell About Your Foundation?
September 9, 2016

First impressions count.  What does your foundation’s 990 say about the organization?  The IRS recently started releasing e-filed Forms 990 and 990-PF as machine-readable, open data. This move will spur transparency and openness in the philanthropy field. 

It also means that open data is available to the public.  Anyone – from journalists to researchers – can aggregate this open data and make comparisons and correlations about philanthropy at lightning speed.  How will this impact the work of foundations, such as programs, staffing and investment management?

Glasspockets is partnering with The Communications Network to offer a free Sept. 14 webinar.  Through this insightful and engaging webinar, we will teach you about Form 990 sections that present potential risks and vulnerabilities, as well as opportunities to better share your institution’s work. 

You’ll learn:

  • How open data works
  • What the IRS is doing in relation to Forms 990
  • How the 990-PF data is currently used and could be used in the future
  • The types of information included on the 990-PF
  • How to analyze the story your current 990-PF tells about your foundation
  • Recommendations for better communicating your foundation’s work through the 990-PF

Don’t miss out on this free 2 p.m. EST, Monday, Sept. 14, webinar!   RSVP and sign up today.

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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.

    Questions and comments may be
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    Janet Camarena
    Director, Transparency Initiatives
    Foundation Center

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