Navigating Risk in Impact-Focused Philanthropy

| December 20, 2017

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Risk is tricky. Aside from the confusing (and sometimes conflicting) definitions and perspectives of risk that are discussed in the following pages risk as a positive versus negative, risk as a subjective versus objective reality dealing with risk is easier said than done. This is because risk speaks to our core human emotions of fear, hope, skepticism, and confi dence. What are you afraid of? What do you trust? And what scares you more, losing money or your reputation? In an environment with scarce resources and no right answers, every choice has trade-off.

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