2016 is shaping up to be the year that Canadian foundations joined the “open” movement. Foundations and government grantmakers are increasingly adopting open data policies with the aim of mobilizing all of their resources for transformative change.
As part of Philanthropic Foundations Canada 2016 webinar series, our Director, Michael Lenczner, will be speaking with Mariana Catz, Chief Operating Officer for the Ontario Trillium Foundation about this growing movement. The webinar is on Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET. You can register for the webinar here.
Participants will learn about the steps that Canadian grantmakers are taking to share their digital information. They will also discover the global context of those emerging practices, and hear directly from grantmakers who are opening up their data to drive funder collaboration, innovation, and improved decision-making.
For an overview of some of these foundations’ “open” policies and projects, see our recent blog on the subject.