Ready…or Not: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit Executives

254 Pages / ISBN 978-1-893210-27-1


This book is only available as an eBook (PDF).

Ready…or Not is authored by the executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Melanie Lockwood Herman, and explores the topic of risk management in the nonprofit world. Ready…or Not reflects Melanie’s view that “effective risk management is readily within the grasp of every nonprofit executive” and that “sound approaches to managing an organization in the face of continuing uncertainty is not only worth the effort, it’s essential to advancing the missions of the organizations we serve and love.”

This second edition includes updated content throughout, plus new chapters on:

  • Risk Awareness and Risk Appetite; and
  • Human Factors in Risk Management

Learn how to appreciate the vast landscape of risk facing today’s nonprofit organizations, how to calibrate your nonprofit’s appetite for risk, and how to craft sound, durable approaches to the perennial challenges that arise when a nonprofit encounters or takes risk in a world of never-ending uncertainty. This book offers the insight and tools nonprofit leaders need to increase their confidence about risk-taking and risk management.

“Risk management can, and should be, so much more to nonprofit leaders who crave the skills required to cope with unending uncertainty. … cultivating the broadest possible view of risk is key to managing the risks that threaten or represent the opportunity to bolster a nonprofit’s mission.” – Melanie Lockwood Herman