This chapter outlines the key generalities of Relentless Monetization (RM) by answering questions often posed by funders, donors, and nonprofits seeking funders and donors. These questions include: for funders who choose to practice RM, whether benefit/cost ratios are the sole basis for making grants; whether RM tramples donor intent; whether pursuing interventions with high benefit/cost ratios drives funders to specialize—to fund one program type to the exclusion of most others; whether philanthropists would be better served by relying on comparisons of cost-effectiveness, which are far simpler than benefit/cost comparisons; whether estimates obtained by small-bore benefit/cost analysis are accurate; how the Robin Hood Foundation's estimated benefit/cost ratios compare to those found in academic studies of similar kinds of programs; how RM deals with risk; whether benefit/cost estimates are subject to manipulation; and whether RM treats all dollar gains of equal value.
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