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Transparency 2.0: Foundations in the Age of Social Media

Thursday, October 17, 2013
11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
This program is a webinar.
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Join colleagues from across the state for the final webinar in the Glasspockets series. This program will focus on harnessing the power of online transparency to improve relationships with grantees, facilitate greater collaboration, reduce duplication of effort, and cultivate a community of shared learning.

Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicateundefinedas individuals and institutions. We receive information instantaneously, share ideas across continents, and dynamically interact with partners and supporters.

Participate in this webinar to learn how to increase your foundation’s impact by harnessing social tools to better manage the information flow, collaborate with your team, and operate more transparently.

Jereme Bivins, the Foundation Center’s Digital Strategy and Emerging Media Manager, will discuss some key tools and proven techniques to stay on top of industry trends, participate in or lead mission-related conversations, and reduce your e-mail and meeting schedule while still communicating effectively with teammates. We will also look at organizations leading in social media and discuss ways to measure social media efforts. 

Sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation and offered in partnership with California Philanthropy, this is the final program in the Glasspockets webinar series on philanthropy and information technology. 

Presenter: Jereme Bivins

Digital Strategy and Emerging Media Manager, Foundation Center
Jereme Bivins has been volunteering, organizing, strategizing, and fundraising for causes, politicians, and nonprofits for ten years. Currently the Digital Strategy and Emerging Media Manager at the Foundation Center, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing knowledge about philanthropy worldwide, Bivins focuses on the development and implementation of a national social strategy to communicate the work of the Center, its partners, and the sector. He is also aHuffington Post contributor and a co-organizer of New York City’s Nonprofit Technology Club (501 Tech), which hosts monthly educational and networking events for nonprofit professionals in the metro area. Bivins received his masters of bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Find him on Twitter at @jcbivins.

About the Foundation Center:

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants--a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

About the Glasspockets Webinar Series:

As we access greater quantities of information online, public expectation about what information is made available is increasing at a rapid pace. Emerging and ever-evolving technologies are also providing more opportunities for grantmakers to be transparent about their work. Sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation, and offered in partnership with California Philanthropy, this webinar series will help you learn about harnessing the power of online transparency to improve relationships with grantees, facilitate greater collaboration, reduce duplication of effort and cultivate a community of shared learning.
In support of this paradigm shift, the Foundation Center's Glasspockets initiative has been collecting examples and best practices of foundation transparency in an online world. With Glasspockets, the Foundation Center and its partners are working to achieve the following goals:
  • Inspire private foundations to greater openness in their communications;
  • Increase understanding of best practices in foundation transparency and accountability in an online world;
  • Illustrate how institutional philanthropy is relevant to the critical issues of our time;
  • Highlight the many stories of philanthropy that show how private wealth is serving the public good; and
  • Illuminate successes, failures and ongoing experimentation so foundations can build on each other's ideas to increase impact.