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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 Give Great Presentations

A great presentation could help your nonprofit land that transformative grant, find a new partner, or kick off a strategy that will energize your team. Most nonprofit professionals will give presentations during their career, but few receive training on how to present well. Presentations can be a huge source of anxiety, but they also provide … Continued

How to Have Better Meetings

We’ve all attended unproductive or pointless meetings. Why am I here? When will this end? Why am I feeling frustrated and confused? But done well, meetings can bring emerging issues to the forefront, catalyze exciting ideas, build consensus, and form a sense of connection and partnership. Here are some ways to make your next nonprofit … Continued

How To: Deliver Bad News at Work

No matter what your role at your nonprofit, on some days you’ll have to deliver bad news. You might have to tell an employee they need to improve their job performance. You might need to share with a client that the state has cut the benefits available to them through your agency. Or you might … Continued

Fundraising Risk: What to Consider Before Starting a Donor Relationship

Donor funds power many nonprofit organizations, but accepting donations always involves risk. From offending a donor due to recognition missteps to backlash from insiders and observers due to perceptions about donor intent, risks come in many forms. One thing that most fundraising risks have in common is that they can be anticipated and better understood. … Continued

Applying a Risk-Aware Frame to Your Nonprofit’s Most Impactful Decisions

Many nonprofit leaders might not think about risk until a board member or committee asks them to or an unanticipated development or event disrupts operations. A risk-aware approach can help your nonprofit make better decisions in all aspects of its work. Bringing a risk lens to your work doesn’t have to be taxing or complex. … Continued

Events

May 3, 2023

virtual

Girls Inc.

“Connect and Lead: How to Overcome Risk Aversion and Embrace the Risks Your Mission Deserves”

March 10, 2023

Duluth, MN

Wequedong Lodge

Board Training: Risk Management and Governance Topics

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?”