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Embracing Openness to Increase Effectiveness
August 5, 2016
Trevor Pollack
Barr Foundation

Improving Philanthropy: An Interview with Melinda Tuan
July 5, 2016
Nell Edgington
Improving Philanthropy

Foundation Transparency: Game Over?
May 23, 2016
Brad Smith

Living in the Age of the 'Impact Enlightenment'
May 19, 2016
Brian Walsh
Alliance Magazine

Nearly 2 Dozen Groups Urge Foundations to Spend More to Strengthen Nonprofits
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May 17, 2016
Suzanne Perry
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Striving for Disability Equity: Recognizing Our Bias
April 26, 2016
Northwest Health Foundation

My Philanthropy Lesson
Video Series Produced by Exponent Philanthropy
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Walking the Talk on Foundation Openness: Behind the Scenes in the Making of an RFP
April 19, 2016
Chris Cardona

Foundation Openness: A Critical Component of Foundation Effectiveness
April 11, 2016
Lindsay Louie

Foundations for Openness
April 7, 2016
Melinda Tuan
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Transparency Chat: CEP On Sharing What Matters
March 2, 2016

When Foundations Are Uncharitable
February 28, 2016
Marc Gunther
Nonprofit Chronicles

Foundation Leaders Thinking About, Evaluating Transparency
February 26, 2016
The NonProfit Times

Transparency Outside Starts Inside
February 25, 2016
Lindsay Louie
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

A Conversation with Melinda Tuan, Project Manager at Fund for Shared Insight (podcast)
February 21, 2016
Melinda Tuan interviewed by Denver Frederick on the Business of Giving Podcast

Grant Makers Applaud Transparency, but Most Don’t Practice It, Study Says
(Article available to Chronicle of Philanthropy Subscribers only. Read article summary)
February 23, 2016
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic (Video)
February 23, 2016
Exponent Philanthropy

Open Sesame
February 5, 2016
Chris Cardona
Ford Foundation

Should Foundations be Subject to "Sunshine" Laws?
January 18, 2016
Marc Gunther
Nonprofit Chronicles



Where Are We On the Road to Open Knowledge in the Social Sector?
December 17, 2015
Gabi Fitz
Foundation Center

A Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Democratize Philanthropy
December 9, 2015
Renee Ho, Marc Gunther
Nonprofit Chronicles

All of the Feels (#FailEpic, part 3)
November 5, 2015
Chris Cardona
Ford Foundation

Would you use Yelp if you couldn’t see other people’s comments?
September 22, 2015
Renee Ho
Feedback Labs

#FailEpic, continued
August 7, 2015
Chris Cardona
Ford Foundation

July 28, 2015
Chris Cardona
Ford Foundation

Grey Matter(s): Embracing the Publisher Within
June 30, 2015
Foundation Center
Lisa Brooks and Gabriela Fitz

The Engagement Shift
June 11, 2015
Elizabeth Good Christopherson
Rita Allen Foundation

Social Sector Knowledge Sharing: A Manifesto for 2015 and Beyond
April 20, 2015
Lisa M. Brooks and Gabi Fitz
The Foundation Center



Balancing Rigor with Serendipity: The Secret Sauce of Successful Funder Collaboration
October 22, 2014
Lindsay Louie
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Bringing the Beneficiary Voice into the Boardroom
October 7, 2014
Kathy Reich
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

More Voices, Richer Data for Greater Impact
October 6, 2014
Elizabeth Christopherson
Rita Allen Foundation

Philanthropy. Open For Improvement.
September 11, 2014
Brian Walsh