10th Anniversary

OTG at 10: Working Across Sectors

In the video below, Conrad Martin of the Fund for Constitutional Government (OTG's fiscal sponsor) discusses our work across sectors and importance going forward. 

OTG at 10: Setting Openness Priorities

OpenTheGovernment.org officially launched during Sunshine Week in 2004, but the discussions about secrecy and the need for a united openness front began long before. On May 8th, we will celebrate our anniversary and release a video about OpenTheGovernment.org. But as a preview of the celebration, we will post clips from the interviews we've conducted with our founders and supporters. 

In the video below, Gary Bass, Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation and OTG co-founder, discusses how OTG worked with its partners to set concrete priorities for the new Obama administration.

OTG at 10: Tom Blanton on OTG's Beginnings

OpenTheGovernment.org officially launched during Sunshine Week in 2004, but the discussions about secrecy and the need for a united openness front began long before. On May 8th, we will celebrate our anniversary and release a video about OpenTheGovernment.org. But as a preview of the celebration, we will post clips from the interviews we've conducted with our founders and supporters. 

A Word From Our Funders: Carnegie

“I liked the idea of OpenTheGovernment.org because it was an opportunity to bring together coalitions and serve as a resource for investigative reporting….what I found successful was the groups work beautifully together. They really leverage their philanthropic dollars especially in getting news stories in the media, etc. I found it was a very open network of groups working in support of issues the public doesn’t even realize need to be investigated.