Tag Archives: transparency

GuideStar ‘Impact Call’ Advocates Transparency Model

GuideStar, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote transparency among the nonprofit community, delivered its first “impact call” Feb. 24 to publicly report its own results and “to jump-start the conversation on how transparency is defined and conveyed.” Transparency is…

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Stakeholder Groups Seek Greater Government Transparency

Back in 2009, it seemed like everything that came across my computer included the word “recovery.” This made perfect since as Congress had just passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Now, it seems that the key buzzword is “transparency.”…

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GAT Board Seeks Stakeholder Information on Annual Plan

The Office of Management and Budget’s new uniform grants reform guidance may be grabbing the headlines in the grants world these days, but important work still goes on in other areas. For instance, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, also known…

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Happy Birthday, Recovery Act!

Three years ago today, President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – otherwise known as the stimulus bill, the Recovery Act or ARRA – into law. And the opinions about it have been flying…

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Is Someone Not Telling the Whole Truth about USASpending.gov?

One of my favorite phrases when discussing numbers is the familiar refrain “lies, damn lies and statistics.” It seems as if statistics can be interpreted in any fashion to make a certain point. Such is the case with USASpending.gov.

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House Committee Heaps Praise on Devaney and Recovery Board

It was a packed room and an absolute gush-fest for the work of Earl Devaney and the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board that he chairs at the full hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that I…

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