Risk Management Lingo (Episode 1)

~9 minutes | Recorded 10/25/17 Listen to this podcast to learn about risk management terms: the language and buzzwords of the risk management discipline. 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 at AHT Insurance. … Continued


I Just Got Promoted. Now What?

Many nonprofits pride themselves on promoting leaders from within their organization. If you’re reading this because you recently got promoted at your nonprofit, congratulations! Here are some tips to help you adjust to your new role. Ask lots of questions. You might be tempted to pretend you know everything there is to know about your new … Continued

How to Safely Negotiate the Return to Workplace Travel

As business travel continues to rebound post-COVID, make sure your nonprofit is ready. Here’s a checklist to evaluate the risks and benefits of travel and navigate health and security issues wherever your team is headed. Cornerstones of Safe Business Travel Create or update your organization’s travel policy. Keep in mind that a travel policy for … Continued

The Dark Side of Leadership

By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Emily Wilson Few nonprofits can thrive or even survive without strong leadership. Yet what happens when forceful leaders cross the line and become bellicose bullies or just plain bad bosses? Sadly, the nonprofit sector is not immune from the harm that destructive leaders leave in their wakes. Destructive leaders are … Continued

Conquer Conflict

April 22, 2016 The Conflict Resolution Issue of Risk Management Essentials is now available. For your convenience, the newsletter is available in three formats: As a turn-the-page online magazine. As a downloadable PDF. As searchable, online articles. We’ve also made it much easier to view past issues of RME, with an updated webpage featuring the … Continued