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News / Apr. 12th 2018
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When foundations try to identify obstacles to a grantee’s success, they had better look in the mirror.

That’s according to a new analysis of 102 nonprofit projects that ran into trouble and required cash. Grant makers, government agencies, and other donors were to blame for the disruption in nearly half of these cases, often because they changed their funding strategy or delayed promised money.

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News / Mar. 5th 2018
GrantCraft

This article is the final in a four-part series sharing what Open Road Alliance has learned about risk management in philanthropy and how the organization has evolved over the past five years to better address the need for fast, flexible contingency funding in the sector.

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News / Jan. 10th 2018
GrantCraft

This article is the third in a four-part series sharing what Open Road Alliance has learned about risk management in philanthropy and how the organization has evolved over the past five years to better address the need for fast, flexible contingency funding in the sector.

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News / Dec. 15th 2017
GrantCraft

“I’ve been working as a foundation executive for five years and there are some uncomfortable truths that I’ve learned here as well. These are three things that I find myself saying every week, over and over…” Uncomfortable truths and lessons learned from Open Road’s Executive Director, Maya Winkelstein.

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News / Nov. 30th 2017
GEO

Yet for the sector as a whole, both intuition and experience tells us that there is a better way than desperately seeking funds after a roadblock. If funders took more initiative to talk about and plan for risks with their non-profit partners, non-profits wouldn’t need a rescue operation. Creating a contingency plan is efficient and cost effective.

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News / Nov. 16th 2017
GrantCraft

Laurie Michaels is Founder of Open Road Alliance, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. This article is the first in a four-part series sharing what Open Road has learned about risk management in philanthropy and how the organization has evolved over the past five years to better address the need for fast, flexible contingency funding in the sector. This series will include findings from Open Road’s research and practical guidance on best practices for managing risk in order to maximize impact in philanthropy.

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