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


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 Foster Age Inclusivity in Your Nonprofit

By Rachel Sams I remember the first time I felt ridiculed at work because of my age. I worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper. I’d been assigned a story about a regional bank shareholder meeting. I put on my sharpest suit and headed out for the long drive. When I introduced myself to … Continued

How to Experiment with a Four-Day

Many workplaces are experimenting with some version of a four-day workweek to help address issues around work-life balance, burnout, and employee retention. Research on four-day workweek trials looks promising, but also identifies challenges. Here are some things to know if you decide to explore this option. Variations on a Four-Day Workweek The 32-hour, four-day workweek: … 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

When to Hire an Interim Executive Director

Your nonprofit’s executive director just notified the board that they will leave the organization. How do you know if you should hire an interim executive director? Here are some signs that an interim ED could be the right fit for your nonprofit. High Stress Your nonprofit is experiencing—or is recently healing from—internal turmoil. Role Confusion … Continued


June 7, 2023


Communities In Schools

“Graceful Goodbyes: Negotiating Mission-Worthy CEO Departures”

March 7, 2023


National Human Services Assembly

“Human Resources Peer Council Meeting: Show Me the Money: Evaluating Compensation Practices”

April 18, 2023


Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA)

“Fearless HR: How to Reinvent Recruitment, Retention, and Employee Engagement”

April 26, 2023


NeighborWorks America

“Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce”

September 16, 2022


NeighborWorks America

“Fusion or Confusion? Managing Hybrid Team Risk”