Nonprofit Data and the Arc of History

In Profiles & Interviews by Darin McKeever3 Comments

Originally published by Impatient Optimists … Last month, the Aspen Institute hosted a forum where they released a new report entitled “Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data.”  The report by researchers Beth Noveck and Daniel Goroff focuses on how the U.S. currently collects, digitizes, and distributes data about charities through an annual reporting return called the Form 990 and …

A New Reporting Commitment

In Profiles & Interviews by Darin McKeever0 Comments

Guest post from Darin McKeever, a deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, regarding a major new agreement among a few of the US’ largest foundations: The Reporting Commitment. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we firmly believe transparency is a key ingredient in maximizing impact because it inspires new innovations and leads to opportunities for collaboration.