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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

Lessons from the Pandemic: On the Road to the Next New Normal

Risk programs have been forced to adapt rapidly during the pandemic. All nonprofits have had to pivot in myriad ways to respond to the ever-changing situation. This “Black Swan” event left many nonprofits scrambling to adapt risk assessments, policies and procedures, and risk management practices. In this webinar, we explore graceful adaptations and silver linings … Continued

Take 10: Resume and Thrive Strategies

By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Whitney Claire Thomey The effects of a global pandemic have caused many nonprofits to quickly scale back and shutter programs, send staff home, and redeploy resources to stop the spread of COVID-19. No organization was immune from the need to make fast, and in some cases, immediate decisions about what … Continued

To Infinity and Beyond: Unleashing Imagination to Build Your Organization’s Resilience

“An infinite-minded leader does not simply want to build a company that can weather change but one that can be transformed by it. They want to build a company that embraces surprises and adapts with them.” – Simon Sinek By Melanie Lockwood Herman As we continue to cope with disruptive consequences caused by COVID-19, many … Continued

It’s Time to Banish Blueprints and Best Practices

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Katharine Nesslage When our team is asked, “What should a risk committee do?” or “How should risk roles be described on position descriptions?” or “How often should … Continued