Transparency, Media and Technology: New Expectations, New Opportunities
This panel explored the interaction of transparency, media and technology, as applied to and by both regulators and the sector. Discussion touched on the importance of transparency not just by nonprofit organizations, but by regulators themselves.
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, Hugh R. Jones Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Tax Division, Office of the Attorney General, Hawaii Rick Cohen, National Correspondent., Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine , Lucy Bernholz Visiting Scholar, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Founder and President, Blueprint Research & Design, Inc.
Michael Delaney, Attorney General of New Hampshire
Resources: Transparency, Media And Technology: New Expectations, New Opportunities Evelyn Brody, Sunshine and Shadows on Charities Governance: Public Disclosure as a Regulatory Tool (2011), http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/11resconsunshine.pdf Lucy Bernholz, Blueprint 2013: Philanthropy and the Social Economy: The Annual Industry Forecast, Grantcraft, /sites/default/files/microsites/attorneys-general/Bernholz-blueprint_2013.pdf Bob Carlson, Transparency Can Keep a Nonprofit Out of Trouble, the Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 4, 2011), http://philanthropy.com/blogs/watchdog/transparency-can-keep-a-nonprofit... Rick Cohen, The Need for Philanthropic Champions of Transparency, Nonprofit Quarterly (July 26, 2012), http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/philanthropy/20716-the-need-for-philan... Rob Dileonardi, The Power of Sharing: Why VNA Foundation Joined the Reporting Commitment, Glasspockets: Transparency Talk (Jan. 23, 2013), http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2013/01/the-power-of-sharing.html David Early, Donors and Charities Need Protection as Secret Political Spending Grows, Chronicle of Philanthropy (Jan. 13, 2013), http://philanthropy.com/article/DonorsCharities-Need/136565/ Foundation Center, Foundation Center Announces "Open" Grantmaking Data Initiative, http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=396000002 Letter from Hugh R. Jones (President, National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO)), to Lois Lerner (Director, Exempt Organizations Division, Internal Revenue Service) (Dec. 17, 2007), available at http://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/microsites/attorneys-gen... Karen Frantz, State AG Examines Charity Spending Post-Sandy, TimesLedger.com (Dec. 9, 2012), http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/49/aglettertocharities_all_2012_... Daniel Matz, 50 Shades of Transparency, Foundation Center (Dec. 4, 2012), http://dcblog.foundationcenter.org/2012/12/50-shades-of-transparency.html New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Press Release: Division of Consumer Affairs Increases Transparency of Charities (May 25, 2011), http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases11/pr20110525a.html New York State Office of the Attorney General, Press Release: A.G. Schneiderman Issues Best Practices For Breast Cancer “Pink Ribbon” Campaigns (Oct. 18, 2012), http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-issues-best-practices... (AG Schneiderman of New York praises two large breast cancer research charities for their commitment to informed consumers) New York State Office of the Attorney General, Five Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing, http://www.charitiesnys.com/cause_marketing.jsp Oregon Dept. of Justice, Attorney General Rosenblum Announces Oregon’s 20 Worst Charities for 2012 (Dec. 13, 2012), http://www.doj.state.or.us/releases/Pages/2012/rel121312.aspx Philanthropic Transparency: How Public Should Private Philanthropy Be?, The Aspen Institute (May 10, 2012), http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/philanthropic-transparency-how-publi... S.790 (An Act to increase transparency of public charities), 188 th Gen. Court (Mass. 2012), http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/Senate/S00790 (Amplified transparency laws in Massachusetts) South Carolina Secretary of State, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Scrooges and Angels for 2012 (Nov. 15, 2012), http://www.sos.sc.gov/From_the_Secretarys_Desk/Media_and_News_Releases/i... Tennessee Secretary of State, Press Release, New Law Will Bring More Transparency to Disaster Relief Fundraising (May 23, 2011), http://tnsos.org/Press/story.php?item=273 Matthew Walberg, Bill Seeks Greater Transparency of Nonprofits' Pay Data, Chicago Tribune (Oct. 26, 2012), http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-26/news/ct-met-non-profit-loo...