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News / Apr. 15th 2016
Inside Philanthropy

“Unexpected things happen in the world,” philanthropist and psychologist Laurie Michaels, Ph.D., tells Inside Philanthropy. Most nonprofits, though, aren’t prepared for the sharp curves that they may meet.

This is a problem, which is why Michaels founded the Open Road Alliance to meet a demand for fast, flexible contingency funding for nonprofits.

News / Mar. 16th 2016
Philanthropy News Digest

  In this piece, Maya Winkelstein, Open Road’s executive director writes about how at Open Road we are learning to think about money not as the solution to problems but as a fungible resource that can be shaped into tools and used to help solve problems.

News / Feb. 15th 2016

  Last fall, I started researching the topic of risk in philanthropy for a conference session. I wrote a post soliciting feedback on the topic and cited a couple of the resources I’d found useful. Some of the best thinking I’ve found comes from the team at the Open Road… Read more »

News / Jan. 27th 2016

Read how Open Road Alliance’s work highlights how open and honest conversations can help to anticipate and mitigate risk — ensuring unforeseen circumstances don’t prevent positive impact..

News / Sep. 18th 2015

This post was originally featured on Case Foundation’s Be Fearless Spotlight. Be Fearless Spotlight is a part of a special blog series by the Case Foundation featuring Be Fearless stories from the field. The series highlights people and organizations that are taking risks, being bold and failing forward in their… Read more »

News / May. 27th 2015

This post originally appeared on The Whitman Institute Blog. In a recent blog, the Whitman Institute’s Pia Infante explores a new genre of philanthropy and counts Open Road Alliance among those re-writing how funding is approached.

News / May. 11th 2015

This post originally appeared on The Peery Foundation Whiteboard. The Peery Foundation Whiteboard published a blog by Open Road Alliance Executive Director Maya Winkelstein that reflects on the recent devastation in Nepal and how the philanthropic community can ensure impact in efforts to alleviate suffering.

News / Mar. 24th 2015

Open Road Alliance has named Maya Winkelstein as its first Executive Director. The appointment of Winkelstein to the role of Executive Director is part of a multi-year growth strategy for Open Road designed to expand its recoverable grant program and pilot new services to help NGOs address the impact of… Read more »