The Top 10 of NRMC’s 2022 RISK eNews

By Rachel Sams This year, nonprofits faced new and ongoing challenges, from international conflict to inflation to rising demand for services. We worked with clients to meet these challenges and many more while staying true to their missions and strategizing for the future. Risk leaders found this year that it was important to have a … Continued

Growing Up Fast: Risk Program Maturity

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Every year on my daughter’s birthday, I am reminded of how quickly time passes. So many milestones in her life seem like they happened moments ago: her first Halloween-themed birthday party, the first day of kindergarten, her first dance recital, and so on. During a recent birthday chat, I refrained from … Continued

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

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


April 28, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG)

“Reckoning with Risk: Challenges, Opportunities, Imperatives, and Insights”

January 19, 2022

Charleston, SC

Annual Head Start Health and Safety Institute 2022

“Enterprise Risk Management: A Bird’s Eye View” and “ERM: Pandemic Lessons and Insights”

February 3, 2021

virtual conference

Community Action Partnership – MLTC 2021

“Enterprise Risk Management for Community Action Agencies”

February 11, 2021


Missouri United Methodist Foundation

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