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View to the Horizon: Managing Reputation Risk for Hyperconnected Organizations

by Katharine Nesslage and Melanie Lockwood Herman A famous Peanuts cartoon uses a cruise ship as an analogy for life. In the cartoon, Lucy explains that some people place deck chairs at the back of the boat to see where they have been, while others place their chairs in the front to see where they … Continued

Resources

2020 Risk Forecast: Risk Trends Facing Nonprofits

The jovial celebration of each passing year also ushers in a sense of unease and uncertainty: what will we face next? In 2020, nonprofit teams face new risks brought on by global megatrends as well as a few familiar risks that continue to morph and present new challenges. The NRMC team anticipates these risk trends … Continued

Make Progress in Your Risk Program Real, Not a Mirage

By Melanie Lockwood Herman In their terrific book, Risk: A User’s Guide, authors McChrystal and Butrico describe “structure” as one of 10 dimensions of building a “Risk Immune System.” But they caution readers that changing the structure of a function may not necessarily mean the function is improving. Experienced nonprofit leaders know the illusion and … 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

Growing Up Fast: Risk Program Maturity

By Melanie Lockwood Herman This week, on my daughter’s 24th birthday, I was reminded of how quickly time passes. So many milestones in her life seem like they happened moments ago: her first Halloween-themed birthday party, the first day of kindergarten, first dance recital, and so on. During our birthday chat, I refrained from the … Continued

Events

February 8, 2023

virtual

NeighborWorks America – Southern Region

“You’ve Got This! Engaging Others in Risk Assessment and Risk Management”

May 2, 2022

virtual

New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

“Cohort #2 – Emerging Leaders Training, Part 2″

June 21, 2022

virtual

Community Action Partnership of Utah – 2022 Virtual Conference

“Risk Management Trends, Insights, and Imperatives”

New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

“Cohort #2 – Emerging Leaders, Part 2”

February 9, 2022

virtual

New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation

“You’ve Got This! Engaging Others in Risk Assessment and Risk Management”