Transparency "Heat Map"
February 23, 2011
There's a cool new feature on Glasspockets.org to see which foundations are using different kinds of communication vehicles — everything from news feeds and social media channels to official documents like financial statements, annual reports, bylaws, and more.
The Transparency Heat Map arranges the foundations and communication types on a grid arranged by "heat," from the more frequently used channels to the less common. You can also sort by category to see the grid that way.
Foundation Directory Online also has tools to find foundations with "glass pockets." Look for the icon in a grantmaker profile and click on it to link to the foundation's "Who Has Glass Pockets" profile. There are currently 25 foundations with profiles (see the full list here), and that number is growing.
You can also connect with foundations' social and multimedia channels with the FDO Professional social media tab. Read live Twitter updates, see recent videos and blog posts, follow Facebook updates, and more.