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Six Ways You Can Maximize the Upside

December 11, 2009

Today, in my final post, I want to offer specific suggestions for Intrepid Philanthropists who want to maximize the upsides of transparency.
I want to start about by acknowledging—transparently—that my preaching below is ahead of my practice. These suggestions represent an amalgam of what I’ve observed from some of the country’s most forward-thinking grantmakers. No one grantmaker that we’re aware of does all of these things.

The Dark Side of the Sun

December 9, 2009

Today, I’m wandering over to the Dark Side.
Anxiety and technology are a potent mix. They will enable great things—from allowing consumers to make more-informed decisions to giving citizens the tools to hold their elected leaders more accountable. The same mix can produce explosive harm. In fact, for every pro-social application of the new technologies there are a like number of anti-social ones.

The Inevitability of Transparency

December 7, 2009

It is a pleasure and honor to join the conversation on this new blog. Some days I’m not sure I consider myself an “intrepid philanthropist,” but every day I consider myself a fan of Ed Skloot, the creator of this blog.
Ed encouraged me to use this space to elaborate on a theme that I’ve been writing about lately: the inevitability of transparency.

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