Art Appreciation in a World of Risk

March 23, 2016 Art Appreciation in a World of Risk By Melanie Lockwood Herman Last week I took advantage of an opportunity to combine two of my favorite pastimes: reading and relaxation. While on a short vacation, I read 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by art world chronicler Sarah Thornton. In her never dull book, … Continued

Mindful Leadership

July 29, 2015 By Melanie Lockwood Herman During a recent consulting engagement, a member of my team reminded our client that when an organization adopts a large number of ambitious, complex goals, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Instead of feeling “doable,” success may feel out of reach. The key to tackling big goals, she explained, … Continued

A Word of Advice

February 11, 2015 By Melanie Lockwood Herman Helping our members think through their risk-related challenges is incredibly rewarding. We approach member questions as wonderful opportunities to learn about and understand the pressure points in risk practice in the public, nonprofit, and business sectors. But although we formulate and dispense Risk Help each and every day, … Continued


Peter Persuitti, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. – Nonprofit Practice

We are so grateful to the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, especially Erin Gloeckner, for her taking us in a novel direction in developing a series of ‘whiteboard wisdom’ video risk management resources for our nonprofit clients! We felt joined at the hip in this expedition and the result is that we have a wonderful online … Continued

Marti Worshtil, Executive Director, Prince George’s Child Resource Center

The board and staff of the Prince George’s Child Resource Center are extremely pleased with the results of the risk assessment conducted by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. A thorough scan revealed that while we are a well run organization, we had risks that we never imagined. We are grateful to know that we have … Continued

Sidney Abrams, Former Director of Administration, BBYO

BBYO’s engagement of the Center to conduct a risk assessment was one of the most valuable processes undertaken over the past five years. Numerous programmatic and procedural changes were recommended and have since been implemented. Additionally, dozens (literally) of insurance coverage gaps were identified that would never have been without the work of the Center. … Continued

Clay Smith, President/CEO, Hinton Rural Life Center Inc.

Our decision to ask Nonprofit Risk Management Center to undertake a risk assessment for the Hinton Rural Life Center was one of the best decisions that we could have made. The consultation was very thorough and thoughtful. It was conducted in a professional and friendly style. The consultation helped our staff and board focus on … Continued