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News / Dec. 15th 2016
Grantcraft

Open Road Alliance is in the business of risk. A private foundation, Open Road only provides funds to fully-funded nonprofit projects that then encounter unexpected obstacles. We come in when risk is realized.

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News / Nov. 24th 2016
The Detroit News

Since 2011, Reclaim Detroit has dismantled old homes in the city, salvaging the wood, fixtures, bricks and even doorknobs for new projects, from its own line of cutting board and other products to outfitting private homes to supplying materials for the city’s hip new bars and restaurants as well as… Read more »

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News / Nov. 23rd 2016
Grantcraft

  With all of the reports, blog posts, and webinars that we get exposed to every day, it’s sometimes hard to believe that we can’t find the answers we are looking for. Is the evidence out there and I’m just looking in the wrong place. Well, sometimes yes.

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News / Nov. 18th 2016
Grantcraft

IssueLab, a service of Foundation Center, has recently launched a special collection of resources about risk and philanthropy. The collection contains 70 reports, case studies, thought pieces, and more that speak to how philanthropic organizations talk — and don’t talk — about the risks inherent to their work. Support for… Read more »

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News / Sep. 29th 2016
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Steps grant makers can take to prepare for, and manage, disruptions and emergencies that occur when nonprofit projects are underway.

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News / Sep. 22nd 2016
Quartz

As the Clinton Global Initiative prepares to convene its annual meeting for the very last time, many leaders in international development are coming to terms with the loss of one of the most innovative opportunities for maximizing our social impact. The final gathering of this community offers an opportunity for… Read more »

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News / Sep. 15th 2016
Independent Sector

Model Partnerships for Impact, Case Studies When short-term funder Open Road Alliance (ORA) and clean water-focused Splash met for the first time, no funding was on the table. ORA asked for the meeting because it wanted to learn. Now, four years and two grants later, the two organizations see themselves… Read more »

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News / Jul. 3rd 2016
Detroit Free Press

A Detroit group that gives new life to wood, doors and antique fixtures salvaged from deserted homes is getting its own revival. With no strings attached, Reclaim Detroit said it has received a $100,000 grant after a fire destroyed a workshop, tools and wood saved from more than 100 houses…. Read more »

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News / May. 24th 2016
SSIR

Nonprofits and their funders need to plan for—and budget for—unforeseen events that can disrupt worthy projects.

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News / May. 12th 2016
Exponent Philanthropy

Many philanthropists these days consider themselves at the cutting edge of innovation and problem-solving. Perhaps at a programmatic level we are, since through philanthropy we have eradicated age-old diseases, supported mass social movements, and turned around entire cities. Yet despite our modern successes, philanthropists do not have a habit of expecting the unexpected.

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