GlassPockets at sunset: Reflections from working at the intersection of power and light
This year, GlassPockets marks its 12th and final anniversary, as Candid will sunset the website on December 15, migrate its learning content to Candid Learning for Funders, and use new approaches to encourage funder transparency. I’d like to take a moment to offer history and lessons learned, the thought that went into this decision, and how we plan to evolve the effort for greater impact.
A bit of history
The name GlassPockets dates back to the 1950s when philanthropy leaders were in crisis, called before Congress to defend against McCarthyism-fueled accusations of committing “Un-American Acts.” As foundation leaders testified, they learned the difficult lesson that if you don’t tell your story, others will tell it for you.