Redundancy to Reduce Rattle

By Whitney Claire Thomey Being faced with our own personal mortality or the inevitability of losing a valued team member can feel paralyzing. Although uncertainty often inspires worry, there is one ‘risk’ about which you can be absolutely certain; everyone leaves eventually. I remember the day my grandfather walked in and proudly announced that he … Continued

NRMC Virtual Conference

“You Too: Workplace Harassment is Real”

Ho Ho Hold On There! Managing Office Party Risks (Episode 3)

~8.5 minutes | Recorded 12.16.17 Listen to this podcast to learn about office party risk management, including top risks to ward against when planning office holiday parties. Also meet The Risk Jockeys hosts, Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President … Continued


Safe and Sound for the Holidays

By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Whitney Claire Thomey This holiday season, nonprofits face conditions unlike any other year. Along with traditional year-end stresses, many face employee relations questions that include nuanced issues related to staff and mission safety. The NRMC team wants to support you as you serve and support your community, whether it’s the … Continued

Reduce the Risk of Ridicule

by Melanie Lockwood Herman The topic of psychological safety at work has been of interest to me since I read The Fearless Organization and Teaming, two terrific books by Harvard Business School professor Amy C. Edmondson. Both books present the many relevant reasons why leaders should create environments that are safe for personal risk-taking. I’ve … Continued


March 24, 2021


NeighborWorks America

“A New Day: Managing HR Risk in the Next Normal”

May 6, 2021

Georgia Community Action Association

“Crisis Management and COVID-19: Resilience Lessons from the Pandemic”

April 20, 2021


Georgia Community Action Association

“To Require or Recommend: Vaccination Policies and Practices”


NeighborWorks America – Executive Symposium

“A New Day: Managing HR Risk in the Next Normal”

November 12, 2020

virtual conference

Kentucky Nonprofit Network – 2020 Virtual Conference

“Meeting HR Challenges and Opportunities in 2020 and Beyond”