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Did you know that 1 in 5 projects are vulnerable to disruptions that could derail impact? Are you prepared? 

Our ability to achieve greater impact depends, in part, upon our willingness and our capacity to protect our grants and investments from unexpected disruption. In other words, in order to maximize impact, we must tackle risk. We can do this by integrating more explicit risk management practices into our philanthropic pursuits.  

This self-paced course provides practitioners with the concepts, tools, and insights needed to understand how risk shows up in our values and decision-making, protect philanthropic investment from unexpected shocks, and build trust with grantees to ensure they can overcome roadblocks to impact.  

Register now to see how you can better safeguard your impact in uncertain times. 


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:  

  • Identify and prioritize risk relevant to grantmaking objectives and portfolio,  
  • Describe your organizational risk culture and how this shows up in your values and decision-making 
  • Explain different types of risk and how these show up in investment decisions, and  
  • Use risk management tools to lead colleagues in discussion around multiple facets of risk and how to mitigate them. 

Intended audience: Practitioners who recognize the need to talk about and address risk to impact, but want further guidance and tools for beginning this process. This can include: Finance Directors, Program Officers, Investment Officers, Board Members, and Consultants.   

How to Start Your Self-Paced Learning Course

Within one business day of your registration, you will receive an email with the subject line “Welcome! Learning Awaits”. This email will have instructions on how to create your account in Bridge, Candid’s online learning platform, as well as a link to access your course.

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You will have access to the course for 90 days after enrollment.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience

Published Monday, October 11, 2021