Define “Transparency”

Jul 11, 2017

When you think about the word “transparency,” you probably think about things like openness, honesty, accountability, or integrity. In an ideal world, those descriptors would be accurate. Today, however, amid calls for nonprofits like the Alabama Policy Institute to disclose our donors to the IRS, transparency has come to take on another meaning. In this […]

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