NRMC Virtual Conference

“You Too: Workplace Harassment is Real”

Ho Ho Hold On There! Managing Office Party Risks (Episode 3)

~8.5 minutes | Recorded 12.16.17 Listen to this podcast to learn about office party risk management, including top risks to ward against when planning office holiday parties. Also meet The Risk Jockeys hosts, Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President … Continued


A Happier Hybrid: Managing The Risks of Hybrid Work

By Rachel Sams You likely worry about how hybrid work affects your nonprofit‘s employees. Then you probably get pulled right into the day’s crises or priority tasks. Crafting a smart hybrid work approach that fits your nonprofit sounds daunting. But excluding digital security, the big challenges of hybrid work center around office culture, productivity, and … Continued

How to Be Productively Positive, Not Pollyanna

“Being human means making space for the positive, the negative, and everything in between.” – Whitney Goodman By Melanie Lockwood Herman I’ve recently finished two books that inspired me to question my impulsive inclination to look for silver linings behind every cloud. Both books offer thought-provoking insights for leaders seeking to be appropriately positive without … Continued

Cultivate Curiosity to Fuel Risk-Aware Thinking

By Melanie Lockwood Herman “The world’s biggest untapped source of energy isn’t in the wind, water, or sun. It’s inside established organizations. These organizations. . .are populated with people who, like all people, entered the world naturally curious and creative. That curiosity and creativity has been blunted and constrained, but it is there.” – Eat, … Continued

Fusion or Confusion? Managing Hybrid Team Risk

HANDOUT – Fusion or Confusion – Managing Hybrid Team Risk – MARCH 2022

Call It What It Is: Organizational Trauma Isn’t Burnout

By Rachel Sams One night a client attacks another client at the nonprofit where you work. You don’t hear about it for days—and then only through office gossip. Your nonprofit’s leaders brush off frontline employees’ demands for paid leave. A constant low boil of anger simmers in the break room. Your boss says you must … Continued


July 20, 2020


NeighborWorks America

“Time to Problem Solve! Managing Risk in the Windy Road to Your New Normal”

July 7, 2020


NeighborWorks America

“Resilience and Resumption: What You Need to Know and Do to Get Ready for a New Normal”

April 14, 2020


GCAA T&TA Institute

“Teaming During an Epidemic: How to Keep Remote Teams Motivated, Engaged and Focused”

April 8, 2020


North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

“Teaming During an Epidemic: How to Keep Remote Teams Motivated, Engaged and Focused”

May 16, 2018

Virtual Conference

Risk Connect

“You Too: Workplace Harassment is Real”