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By: Bruce Trachtenberg

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 18:09:12 +0000

Interesting reference to philanthropic risk in your podcast. I think that's something worthy of more discussion. The question is what's at risk, considering foundations are required to give away their money? Unlike risks a business faces, if the "investment" doesn't pay off, the foundation's viability isn't threatened. I, agree, of course, there's a risk to the foundation's reputation or willingness to be daring next time around. But considering the organization itself isn't at risk--that ought to make it easier to make bigger bets.