Posts

Light the Fire: Tell Young People How They Inspire

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Advising nonprofit management and governing teams is a labor of love for the NRMC team. We are constantly inspired by the missions of the nonprofits whose leaders invite us into their worlds to provide risk coaching, create risk assessment frameworks, revamp policies, and deliver training. Our inspiration doesn’t end when the … Continued

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

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

Fuzzy Futures: Managing Uncertainty with Scenario Planning

Events like the COVID-19 pandemic provide sobering wake-up calls to nonprofit leaders, who must execute their missions today and tomorrow despite unnervingly uncertain futures. To better prepare for surviving unpredictable, unthinkable events or futures far from today’s reality, watch this webinar to learn about the art of scenario planning. Leave the webinar with a basic … Continued

How to Be Productively Positive, Not Pollyanna

“Being human means making space for the positive, the negative, and everything in between.” – Whitney Goodman By Melanie Lockwood Herman I’ve recently finished two books that inspired me to question my impulsive inclination to look for silver linings behind every cloud. Both books offer thought-provoking insights for leaders seeking to be appropriately positive without … Continued

Reimagine Your Risk Roundtable

By Melanie Lockwood Herman During NRMC consulting engagements and conversations with our Affiliate Members, our team often hears about the work and deliberations of risk teams. During the Virtual Risk Summit, I was delighted to join my colleague Ann Terlizzi, Director of Risk Management at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, for a fast-paced session we … Continued

Events

September 22, 2022

virtual

Missouri United Methodist Foundation

“Resilient Leadership: A Mission Imperative for Church Leaders”

January 25, 2022

virtual

September 21, 2021

virtual conference

Communities In Schools – 2021 Virtual Leadership Town Hall

“Working Forward: Imperatives for the Workplace of Today and Tomorrow