Scenario and Contingency Planning in Philanthropy

Scenario and contingency planning help nonprofit leaders plan for and react to opportunities and challenges that may arise over a given time frame. They enable nonprofits to ask and answer the question, “What would we do if…?” for a variety of circumstances, taking time to consider strategic implications, identify and weigh options, and agree on trade-offs. This “Scenario and contingency planning” page on the Bridgespan website describes how this type of tool is typically used, and what the pre-requirements are for engaging in this process.

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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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