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The Need for Philanthropic Champions of Transparency

The Need for Philanthropic Champions of Transparency | United Way | Scoop.it

"If philanthropy has a strong story to tell, it should be one that can be told by independent observers taking advantage of transparency to examine the data."

 

Even if it might be uncomfortable for institutions used to operating at a relative distance from public scrutiny, several public benefits might be realized by increased foundation transparency.
- By Rick Cohen
Via http://CivicDataChallenge.org

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Telling the Stories of Public Health | Public Health

Telling the Stories of Public Health | Public Health | United Way | Scoop.it

Laura Hanen, MPP, head of government and public affairs at NACCHO, started off the session by reminding the attendees, most of them staff at health departments, that getting attention is especially important now when funding is declining. “There is a perception that health reform will fix everything and there won’t be as much need to pump funding into public health,” Hanen said.

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