. With more information easily accessible, what are the challenges to achieving

effective transparency by governments and nonprofit organizations?


. Consider the perspective that today’s high levels of transparency are at least partially responsible for degraded policy making because elected officials have less freedom

to make compromises through back-room deals. Is this perspective credible? And if so,

where is the balance between the fundamental merits of openness and the need to get

things done?


. Identify and describe an instance, either from personal experience or from news

accounts, where government or nonprofit transparency changed your perception of an


Was the resulting change positive or negative?