Friday, May 26, 2006

Transparency in Action

This I like---a lot.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/26/us/26charity.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
is a story from today's New York Times (if you are not registered, you'll have to in order to read the story but its free)
The story talks about the annual "Shareholders" meeting at Direct Relief International, based in Santa Barbara. It allows donors and others to see the inside of the organization, hear about finances, personnel, etc.
GREAT idea.

So, I went to their website. http://www.directrelief.org/
Wow.
More transparency, right on the front page. Updates on their efforts surrounding Katrina, Rita, the Tsunami, and the Pakistan earthquake, as well a their 2005 Annual Report, and 2006 Shareholder's Report.

Very good stuff, and something every nonprofit should imitate.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » »

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for sites like this for a long time. Thank you! » »