Monday, June 21, 2010

Nixon Foundation has greater financial transparency than EFF

Despite a board of directors that includes prominent entrepreneurs and technologists such as Brad “Burning Man” Templeton, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a San Francisco-based nonprofit founded in 1990 that spends consumers' money to defend consumers' digital rights, probably will not win any consumer awards for financial disclosure and transparency (D&T) in the near future. Here’s an update to EFF’s digital commitment to D&T, for all of you consumers who are taking notes at home:

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

Contrast that with these documents, all posted on the website of the Richard Nixon Foundation, a privately supported, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the public about the life, legacy, and times of the Thirty-Seventh President of the United States, located in Yorba Linda, California:

2008 IRS Form 990

2007 IRS Form 990

2006 IRS Form 990

IRS Determination Letter

Conflict of Interest Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy

Procedures – Public Inspection of Documents

Pictured: Tricky Dick gives the thumbs-up to D&T.

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