Resources

Put on Your Thinking Map: Create a Contingency Map in 5 Steps

By Melanie Lockwood Herman A short plane ride to Columbus on Saturday offered the ideal opportunity to catch up on overdue reading from some of my favorite weekly e-newsletters. One piece from the team at McKinsey caught my eye by combining two favorite topics in a single headline: “Bias busters: Up-front contingency planning”. The authors … Continued

Crisis Management Part 2: Communicating with Care & BCP Overview

An unmanaged crisis could be the apocalypse for your nonprofit. Resolve to keep your reputation intact by acting on the crisis communication principles shared in this webinar. Learn how to select an effective spokesperson to represent your nonprofit, and how to respond compassionately during and after a crisis event. This webinar also offers a brief … Continued

Belt and Suspenders: Redundancy in Risk Practice

By Melanie Lockwood Herman “Daring and prudence, when used together, lead to new and safe structures.” – Why Buildings Fall Down I was reminded of several risk practice fundamentals this week while reading a fascinating book, Why Buildings Fall Down. The book chronicles structural failures, including the collapse of dams, bridges, stadiums, and buildings, and … Continued

Business Continuity Planning for Your Nonprofit

When you’re up to your rear in alligators, it’s hard to remember that your mission was to drain the swamp. A business continuity strategy provides a “Plan B” for keeping the alligators at bay, while continuing to focus on the task at hand. BCP is a way to keep your doors open in the face … Continued

Managing the Perils of Prosperity

March 31, 2016 By Melanie Lockwood Herman Organizational growth and perceptions about success go hand in hand. Like the subtitle of Tom Peters’ book, The Circle of Innovation: You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Greatness, many boards, donors and other stakeholders believe that year-over-year growth is an indicator of good organizational health. The April 2016 … Continued

Events

September 18, 2018

Hartford, CT

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

“Another One Bites the Dust: Business Continuity Planning for Your Nonprofit”

September 27, 2017

Webinar

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) & Nonprofit Issues

“Crisis Management & Business Continuity Planning: Is Your Nonprofit Ready?”