How to Incorporate Risk Management into RFPs and Grant Application Forms

 

Funders can help pave the way for more transparent exchanges with nonprofits about potential risks to impact by raising the topic of risk in RFPs and grant application forms, which should align with their risk profile. This document provides specific guidance on how funders can do that, and other samples.

 

 

 

 

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