Here’s an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on how blogging is opening foundations up to greater scrutiny.
In the article, auther William Schambra writes:
Bloggers are scrappy, radically individualistic insurgents. They like nothing better than to take on tottering institutional empires, where arrogant, insulated leaders have escaped accountability for their lethargy and corruption by virtue of the fear they have instilled within the respectable, established commentariat. So it is just a matter of time before serious blogging comes to philanthropy. But we need bloggers who are veterans of the field, and who know how to interpret the opaque, impenetrable jargon and stylized, empty ceremonies of that world. By mercilessly critiquing the foundation world’s “official” literature and rituals, actual transparency might be encouraged.
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