The purpose of this guide, developed by La Piana Associates for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, is to provide a research-based tool for the foundation program officer, whether specialist or generalist, and a methodology for and orientation to thinking about due diligence. Using The Due Diligence Tool, a program officer will be able to ask the most important questions about the organization’s health. She will review the most telling documents, ask the most salient questions, and have an understanding of what to look for and what to make of what she learns.

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Taking Risks and Learning From Mistakes

This NCFP Content Collection provides context for how generous families can assess philanthropic risk, tame and mitigate risk, and even expand their comfort zone to embrace uncertainty and learn from their mistakes.

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