The Role of Risk At The Heart Of Philanthropy

by Rick Cohen

Apr 19, 2013

However, we at Nonprofit Quarterly think this crucial concept is often undone by foundations that talk about risk, but take little of it. Most people we know don't see foundations as risk-takers. Some might say that the current predilection among foundations for "big measurement" steers grantees away from efforts that are hard to evaluate or unlikely to generate positive results. Others might say that the emphasis on evidence-based takes grantees and their foundation funders away from notions that are good but don't have much evidence to make them real.

The Role of Risk At The Heart Of Philanthropy
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