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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

How To Take More Risks In Your Leadership

By Rachel Sams When I led a newsroom, I learned from staff feedback that my team wanted more support from me. Our news organization had a lot of change initiatives. I spent time with my bosses to understand what changes were coming and plan how the newsroom could cover them. I worked to protect my … Continued

Risk Lessons from a Wilderness Survival Expert

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Recently I hosted wilderness survival expert Laura Handley while she was in town guiding a crew of day campers in a program sponsored by the nonprofit land trust in my village. Handley is a writer, hiker, and forager who once hiked to the highest points in 38 states in a four-month … Continued

Learning Bites, Courtesy of Shark Week

By Melanie Lockwood Herman A member of my immediate family—who would prefer not to be named (or shamed) in this article—is so fearful of sharks that they find it impossible to consume any of the fascinating programs featured during “Shark Week” on the Discovery Network. I’m the opposite. A global pandemic interrupted my 2020 plans … Continued

Traveling via TARDIS: Managing Risk with the Risk Time Machine

Prepare for risk events while traveling in style and across time like The Doctor. Doctor who, you ask? This time The Doctor is YOU! Attend this webinar to learn how to use NRMC’s Risk Time Machine worksheet to assess a specific risk while practicing both reflection and foresight. Learn how to lead a team through … Continued

Telescope, Microscope, Hamster Wheel: Choose the Right Tools, Discard the Rest

By Melanie Lockwood Herman My Dad took pride in his collection of well-made, always organized shop tools. He loved showing me the cross pein pin hammer that was part of the set he purchased as a young aircraft mechanic apprentice. He’d explain that his original toolset lasted because the tools were well made. After dropping … 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”