In 1952, Russell Leffingwell, chair of the Carnegie Corporation stated "the foundation should have glass pockets" during his testimony before the Cox Commission, convened to investigate foundations for alleged support for "un-American activities." It was out of the Cox hearings and the Reece Commission that followed that the Foundation Center was born in 1956 as a "strategic gathering place for knowledge about foundations." At the beginning of 2010, the Foundation Center created Glasspockets; a web site dedicated to bringing transparency to the world of philanthropy. We're excited to announce that Glasspockets has now launched, Transparency Talk, a space for conversation about what foundation transparency and accountability look like in today's information age. Our first segment of Transparency Talk is a podcast with Lucy Bernholz, founder and president of Blueprint Research and Design, blogger, and co-author of Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector.
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