In this episode John Dehlin (OSF Chief Executive Officer, OSF Board Member) and Craig Woodfield (Board Member and OSF Finance Committee Chair) review the successes and accomplishments of the Open Stories Foundation for 2016.  Items discussed include:

  • The OSF’s longstanding commitment to financial transparency.
  • The incredible growth of OSF podcasts in 2016.
  • The emergence and success of a new retreats/workshops initiative to support Mormons experiencing a religious transition.
  • A review of the newly released financial statements.
  • Compensation of OSF staff and OSF podcasters.
  • A discussion of the Mormon Transitions project.

SUPER grateful for all the questions submitted by OSF donors and listeners.

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  1. Dot May 27, 2017 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for tackling this. I wish you all at OSF all the success in the world for the coming years. I have reaped the spiritual benefits of your hard work over time with marginalised and disaffected members of the LDS church.

    A special shoutout to Margi, who has brought heart and strength and intelligence and grace and beauty to the Transitions podcast. ❣️

  2. Ben May 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    With 20 years of financial, investment, and accounting experience, I find your approach to transparency professional and refreshing. I enjoyed the financial review.

    Would that the Church would strive for a similar standard. But no, I have no idea where my tithing goes and can’t help but wonder why they won’t release that information. Any damage that might be caused by disclosure is surely less than the damage caused by the perception that maybe there is something to hide, that is, unless there really is something to hide.

  3. Rebecca May 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I thank you for this informative podcast! It was really interesting to learn about all the work that goes on behind the scenes of this wonderful organization! I’m impressed by the level of conscientiousness demonstrated by those who work to promote the mission statement of the OSF. Good people, doing good.

  4. VFanRJ May 31, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

    It’s simply amazing how much nonprofit organizational detail involved. It’s mind boggling.

    Thanks for all the work you do.

  5. Snj June 1, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the update. I Love the open stories foundation and greatly appreciate everyones hard work. Keep up the great work.

  6. Andrew June 4, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Well done on the podcast but also in having a great year. NIce job.

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