6 Signs You Might Need to Hire a Full-Time Risk Manager

by Rachel Sams Wondering if your organization needs to hire someone to handle risk management full-time? Every nonprofit, and every risk management journey, is different. We can’t offer you a magic formula that will tell you whether you need to hire a risk manager, but we can definitely tell you what factors to weigh as … Continued

If You’re Not Confused, Try Harder

By Melanie Lockwood Herman An NRMC Risk Assessment or ERM engagement typically centers on one-on-one conversations with individuals from our nonprofit clients. Conversations spark ideas, reveal challenges, and help us understand complex nonprofits through a variety of unique lenses. We’re eager to speak to newbies, veterans, optimists, worriers, dreamers, and everyone in between. Notes from … Continued

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

Risk Leadership Life Hacks

by Melanie Lockwood Herman A Google search for the term “life hacks” returns 318 million results. That’s a lot of advice on efficiency whirling around the web! These days, everyone is interested in how to do things better, maximize precious time and resources, and bolster personal and professional efficiency. I recently listened as a leader … Continued

You’re Focused on the Wrong Thing Right Now

by Melanie Lockwood Herman Do you frequently struggle to focus on one topic, task, or conversation? Do you sometimes ‘zone out’ during meetings or conversations by checking email? Do you wonder whether colleagues can tell you’re multitasking when you should be paying attention? Have you experienced serious consequences of your failure to focus? (missed appointments, … Continued


October 25, 2023

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

SARC Fall Conference

“Join Me on a Journey: Storytelling in Risk Management” (keynote) and “How to Inspire a Risk-Aware, Safety-First Culture”

August 15, 2023


August 24, 2023

Atlanta, GA

National Community Action Partnership – Annual Conference

“Ch-Ch-Changes: Why Changing Everything is Hard and Necessary”

August 17, 2023

Columbus, OH

SkillsUSA – State Directors Association Professional Development Conference

“Tackle Your Top Risks with Systems Thinking” and “Eyes of the Beholder: How and Why Safety Supports Our Growth and Success”

June 6, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT

Community Action Partnership of Utah – 2023 Annual Conference

“Tackle Your Top Risks with Systems Thinking,” and “Overcoming Fear of the Unknown: How to Inspire a Risk-Aware Posture for Cyber and Tech Risk”