Resources

Make Patience a Prerequisite

By Melanie Lockwood Herman While visiting my parents in the lovely coastal town of Falmouth, MA, I’ve observed two distinct types of drivers. The first type of driver pulls onto the main roadway, seemingly unaware (or unconcerned) that drivers with the right of way must brake to avoid a collision. This first type of driver … Continued

Chunk Change: Ask for Less to Get More

By Melanie Lockwood Herman I’ve just finished reading Jonah Berger’s book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind. Two compelling takeaways were Berger’s suggestions that leaders 1. Ask for less to get more, and 2. Break big asks into smaller, more manageable ‘chunks.’ He offers the following advice for anyone having a difficult time persuading … Continued

Learn, Adapt, Repeat

“Those at the top of an organization typically used to say that the answer lay in a sound plan. . . The reason for this is the underlying conceit that we can both know the future and master it. That has always been a dubious claim, but in today’s uncertain environment it is patently ridiculous. … Continued

Engage: Inspiring Voter Participation and Engagement

(download The Political Risk issue of Risk Management Essentials, here.) By Whitney Claire Thomey Elected officials have a direct influence on fundamental issues related to our quality of life. These issues encompass everything from the minimum wage to the availability of funding for community-supported programs, from investments in vital infrastructure to the staffing of public … Continued

Events

September 1, 2021

Boston, MA

National Community Action Partnership – Annual Convention

“Risk Lessons and Insights from COVID-19: What Next? What Now?”

July 22, 2021

webinar

National Association for State Community Service Programs

“Applying a Risk-Aware Frame to Key Decisions”

June 16, 2021

webinar

National Association for State Community Service Programs

“Risk Management: What You Need to Know”

February 3, 2021

virtual conference

Community Action Partnership – MLTC 2021

“Enterprise Risk Management for Community Action Agencies”

February 11, 2021

webinar

Missouri United Methodist Foundation

“Name the Elephant: Coping with the Biggest Risks to Your Mission”