Posts

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

If Board Meetings Don’t Change You, You’re Doing It Wrong

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Last week I found myself engrossed in my first read of a new year: The Power of Giving Away Power. Author Matthew Barzun offers a compelling, fresh look at a concept I’ve come to understand as servant leadership: recognizing that being someone’s boss is a privilege that affords the opportunity to … Continued

Risk and Resilience: The Board’s Role

By Melanie Lockwood Herman This month we’ve been fielding a variety of questions about the board’s risk role. Across the board, members of nonprofit governing teams want to support the missions they admire. Board members want to help an organization: 1. weather COVID-19, 2. bolster resilience, and 3. prepare to survive and thrive during the … Continued

What Your Board Needs to Know About Cyber Threats

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Risk is top-of-mind for many nonprofit boards these days. Board members understandably want to grasp the top risks facing an organization and have confidence that the management team is prepared to weather the downside risks it cannot avoid. And based on our work with nonprofits across a wide spectrum of missions, … Continued

What Your Board Needs to Know About Cyber Threats

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Risk is top-of-mind for many nonprofit boards these days. Board members understandably want to grasp the top risks facing an organization and have confidence that the management team is prepared to weather the downside risks it cannot avoid. And based on our work with nonprofits across a wide spectrum of missions, … Continued

Events

April 16, 2019

Providence and Newport/Middletown, RI

OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc.

“Sensible Stewardship: Managing Governance Risks”

January 14, 2019

Colorado Springs, CO

USA Shooting

Inspired Governance: Board Orientation

July 26, 2018

Washington, DC

Humentum 2018 Annual Conference

“Anticipating and Delivering the Risk Information Your Board Wants and Needs”

December 8, 2016

Augusta, ME

Maine Association of Non Profits, Camp Finance

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Nonprofit Boards and Risk Oversight” and “Risk Keeping You Awake? Get More Sleep with the Risk Bow Tie Technique”

October 6, 2016

New Paltz, NY

New York Council of Nonprofits, Camp Finance

“2016: A Risk Odyssey” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Nonprofit Boards and Risk Oversight”