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Surprises Await: Embrace the Future

“The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson By Melanie Lockwood Herman Whether you’re finalizing your FY 2020 budget, wrapping up a 2020 work plan, or prepping talking points for a seasonal pitch to donors, my guess is that your agenda this month is fairly future-focused. As risk advisors, the … Continued

Oh! The Places We Will Go with ERM

By Katharine Nesslage Nonprofit teams that resolve to strengthen risk capabilities by embracing Enterprise Risk Management should integrate an evaluation component from the start. Why? Early supporters of your ERM program will want to see and understand how the program is changing the organization for the better. And as a risk champion, you’ll want to … Continued

Who’s on First? Getting the Players in Place for ERM

By Christy Grano In a famous 1930s skit “Who’s on First,” comedian Lou Costello tries hopelessly to learn the names of players on a fictional baseball team as his straight man Bud Abbott explains that the basemen are named “Who,” “What,” and “I don’t know.” The two nearly come to blows in the mounting confusion … Continued

All Aboard: Embracing ERM in Your Nonprofit

By Melanie Lockwood Herman If you’ve been hearing references to Enterprise Risk Management or ERM frameworks you’re probably wondering whether this particular incarnation of risk management is relevant to your organization. You may also be wondering whether transforming a perfectly good risk management function into an ERM program is worth the time, effort, and expense. … Continued

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