Risk and Philanthropy Special Collection (Archived)

Aug 03, 2021
  • Description

The Risk and Philanthropy Special Collection was available as a searchable online collection from 2016 until 2021. The collection made possible by Open Road Alliance. This document includes a bibliography detailing the contents of the collection. Titles continue to be accessible via www.issuelab.org.

Archived date: August 3, 2021

Collection title: Risk and Philanthropy Special Collection

Collection URL: https:// riskandphilanthropy.issuelab.org

Availability: 2016-2021

Title count: 75 titles

Creator: IssueLab, a service of Foundation Center

Photo/illustration: Creator unknown

Description: There is no shortage of talk about the need for foundations to be bold and to take meaningful risks in the name of social change. Add to that the social investment literature that understands risk, and the management of risk, through a return on investment lens. But what is often missing from this discussion are the support and tools for foundations to walk the talk of risk-taking; to anticipate, manage, tolerate, and mitigate risk, close up. This special collection gathers in one place the reports, case studies, thought pieces, and the all too rare toolkit addressing this topic; offering a picture of how philanthropic organizations talk - and don't talk - about the risks inherent to their work.

Collection Themes:

"Types of Risk" - Financial Risk; Impact Risk; Reputational Risk

"Perspectives on Risk" - Risk and Compliance; Risk and Return; Risk and the Role of Philanthropy

"Working with Risk" - Assessing Risk; Communicating About Risk; Funding Innovation; Learning from Failure; Mitigating Risk; Tolerating Risk