Open For Good
Open For Good is a movement to encourage foundations to openly share their knowledge. When we are #OpenForGood, we all learn from each other — and that can make incredible things happen.
#OpenForGood Awards Announced
What will you #OpenForGood?
New GrantCraft Guide
Knowledge has the power to spark change, but only when it's shared. In this new GrantCraft guide, grantmakers make the case for foundations to openly share knowledge as an integral and strategic aspect of philanthropy.
What kind of knowledge sharer are you? Take our quiz today!
Open For Good is our call to action for foundations to learn from and share with their peers. Whether you are reading published reports on IssueLab, or exploring funder insights on GrantCraft, or digging into examples of foundation transparency on Glasspockets, you benefit from shared knowledge.
And, when you share more of what you do and how you do it, you create momentum that makes knowledge sharing a regular part of doing business. The more you share your foundation's work, the greater the opportunities to make all our efforts more effective and farther reaching.
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Open For Good - Blog Series
Because what you know shouldn’t
just be about who you know.
June 1, 2017
Each year foundations make $5 billion in grants towards knowledge production. Yet only a small fraction share what they learn, and far fewer do so using open licenses or open repositories. This is our campaign to change all that Join us in being #OpenForGood. Read more
Start sharing your knowledge today.
Need a place to start? Here are three things you can do right now:
- Share Your Results Visit IssueLab's collection of evaluations to share your results, so others can build on the lessons you've learned.
- Share Your Insights Go to GrantCraft to hear what your colleagues have to say, then add your voice to the conversation. If you have an insight, share it!
- Share Your Practices Go to Glasspockets to compare your foundation's transparency practices to its peers, add your profile, and help encourage openness.
Show the world you're #OpenForGood.
Demonstrate your commitment to creating a culture of shared learning by displaying the Open For Good badge on your website.
Let others know you’re #OpenForGood.
Learn from your peers.
If you value learning from others' experiences and using that knowledge to inform and guide your own work, the answer to the question: "Are evaluations worth reading?" is an unequivocal "YES!"
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Resources you can use.
Fund for Shared Inisght
The Open For Good campaign is funded by
through its Increasing Foundation Openness program.