Understanding the Risks of Non-Participation in Philanthropy
Daniel Parks
Article, Toolkit
Stanford Social Innovation Review

When a philanthropic program doesn’t include beneficiaries in its decision-making processes—nonparticipation—it exposes itself to risks that reduce its likelihood of success. These risks include functional risks related to program efficiency and effectiveness, and ethical risks related to the morality of the program and its effects. This article offers a practical tool to help grantmakers determine the risks of nonpraticipation and the opportunities participation might create.

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