How Much Impact Is the Social Sector Willing to Lose?

Nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time. Yet the journey towards impact is filled with uncertainty. One in five projects encounter unexpected obstacles along the way—and nearly half of these are funder-created. To safeguard impact, the social sector needs a plan for managing risk.

It's Time to Talk About Risk

Risk management means taking steps to maximize the likelihood of achieving impact. We offer funders tools and guidance on how to assess, monitor, and budget for risk; how to talk about risk with grantees; and how to manage risks to impact when they arise.

Roadblocks Faced By Category

Funder-Created Obstacles
Observations (46%)
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Acts of God / Economics
Observations (27%)
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Organization Misfortune
Observations (27%)
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