Yesterday I wrote about beating expectations. Given the typical inaccessibility of foundations, any outreach for public input is a bit above expectations.
The Council on Foundations is certainly not the "Apple, Inc." of philanthropy and this latest move is no iPhone - but the Council on Foundations deserves a little credit for slightly opening its "closed door" annual conference. The Council invites comments and discussion on the themes around which its conference will revolve. Information and ways to participate are here and here. The Council isn't actually opening the door. But it is inviting discussion just outside - over there - in the foyer.