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Risk Lessons from the Silver Screen

~14.8 minutes | Recorded 05.30.18 Listen to this podcast to glean risk management insights from Hollywood’s hit movies! The Risk Jockeys hosts are Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President at AHT Insurance. During each Risk Jockeys podcast, Melanie and … Continued

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

“Sensible Stewardship: Understanding and Managing the Top Risks Facing Nonprofits,” “Demystifying the Risk Oversight Role of Nonprofit Boards,” and “Risk Reflections: Funders’ Forum”

Resources

2020 Risk Forecast: Risk Trends Facing Nonprofits

The jovial celebration of each passing year also ushers in a sense of unease and uncertainty: what will we face next? In 2020, nonprofit teams face new risks brought on by global megatrends as well as a few familiar risks that continue to morph and present new challenges. The NRMC team anticipates these risk trends … Continued

Announcing New HR and Risk Resources

NRMC has launched a new website, https://www.risk-resources.org, full of free resources to help nonprofit organizations manage the HR and risk issues they face. Join us for a tour of the site and tips to help you improve human resources and risk management at your nonprofit in 2023. Complete a short form and view the webinar … Continued

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

The Secrets of Effective Risk Communication

“Clear, concise, accurate, and timely information is hard to come by.” – General Stanley McChrystal & Anna Butrico, Risk: A User’s Guide By Melanie Lockwood Herman During three decades of advising nonprofit sector leadership teams, we have heard and seen that many groups run out of time for candid conversations about risk and spin their … Continued

Make Progress in Your Risk Program Real, Not a Mirage

By Melanie Lockwood Herman In their terrific book, Risk: A User’s Guide, authors McChrystal and Butrico describe “structure” as one of 10 dimensions of building a “Risk Immune System.” But they caution readers that changing the structure of a function may not necessarily mean the function is improving. Experienced nonprofit leaders know the illusion and … Continued

Events

August 3, 2022

virtual

HUB International

Briefing for the HUB Nonprofit Practice Team – “Top Risks Facing Nonprofits”

February 2, 2022

virtual

September 1, 2021

Boston, MA

National Community Action Partnership – Annual Convention

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

February 26, 2021

virtual

Maryland Community Action Partnership

“Risk Management in Action”

March 4, 2021

webinar

Walker Area Community Foundation

“Organizational Stability”