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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. 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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News / Sep. 19th 2017

Recent Chronicle profiles of top charity and foundation executives offer insights into effective leadership — and a few pieces of advice. Think Big In 2013, Patty Stonesifer (profiled in August) left her post as CEO of the Gates Foundation, the world’s largest grant maker, to run Martha’s Table, a small… Read more »

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News / May. 24th 2017
The Rockefeller Foundation

“Philanthropy is risk capital.” If you work in philanthropy, you’ve likely heard that phrase many times. But a survey conducted by Open Road Alliance in 2015 clearly showed that as a sector, we’re not great about discussing risk, with 76 percent of funders reporting that they don’t ask grantees to talk… Read more »

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News / May. 19th 2017
SSIR

This special supplement in Stanford Social Innovation Review, produced by Open Road Alliance in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, examines the concept of risk in philanthropy, providing insights, examples, and practical steps to help philanthropists better account for and manage risk as an integral part of the grantmaking process.

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News / Apr. 10th 2017
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Open Road’s Executive Director, Maya Winkelstein, is featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “On the Rise” series for her leadership and work at the intersection of risk and philanthropy.

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