Customized Training


The Center's staff presents keynote addresses, workshops, seminars and other training programs that speak directly to the staff and board members of nonprofit organizations. We use examples that reflect the mission, values and critical issues facing nonprofits in order to teach sound risk management principles and techniques. Engagements last for as short as one hour to as long as several days. A list of topics we've presented to other organizations can be found here. Please call us at (202) 785-3891 and discuss your specific needs.

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The Center's staff develops online training available to nonprofit professionals and volunteers 24/7 in the form of tutorials, risk management classes or live, interactive Web seminars.

Topic-specific online classes usually include quizzes, a final test and a certificate of successful completion. The Center has designed classes with mission-specific language and visuals for several nonprofits.

Live Web seminars involve a visual presentation, accompanying handouts that participants download from our Web site, and the opportunity to engage in live chat with the presenter during the session. The entire Web seminar can be viewed and heard at a later date by downloading a video file created on the date of the program. The Center has developed Webinars for several nonprofit organizations.

The Center has customized such existing online tools as My Financial Management Plan and My Risk Management Policies for large nonprofit organizations.

The Center can present a single topic or a series of topics based on your needs. Call us at (202) 785-3891. We can help you isolate topics to strengthen the performance of paid and volunteer staff. We can also design and deliver risk management training for your board members and senior staff that will empower them to better serve the organization's mission and service recipients.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • “Risk Assessment Basics,” Community Action Partnership, Thursday, July 23, 2015, webinar
  • “Going Out to Bid: A Guide to Approaching the RFP Process,” Maine Association of Nonprofits, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, webinar
  • “Global Enterprise Risk Management: Technical Tools, Strategic Discipline, an NGO Mindset,” InsideNGO, 2015 Annual Conference, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Washington, DC
  • “Top 10 HR Risks," "Staff Screening Remix," "Rounding up the Bucks: Managing Fundraising Risk,” Elkhart Community Foundation, Thursday, July 30, 2015, Elkhart, IN
  • “7 Top Risks Facing Nonprofits,” MVP Agents Meeting, Great American Insurance Group, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Cincinnati, OH
  • “Following Through: Organizing the Follow-up Process for Your Risk Assessment,” Community Action Partnership, Thursday, August 13, 2015, webinar
  • “Top 10 Risks Facing Community Action Agencies,” Community Action Partnership - Annual Conference, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, San Francisco, CA
  • “Getting Ready for the Auditor,” Rapides Foundation, Thursday, September 10, 2015, webinar
  • “The Perfect Board in 4 Acts," "Top 10 Risks Facing Volunteer Programs," "Fund Development: Roping 'Em In," and "How to Lose Your 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status (Without Really Trying),” Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Main Street, Tuesday, September 15, 2015, South Boston, VA
  • “Hello, Risk! Dynamic Risk Reporting Tips and Strategies,” 2015 Risk Summit, Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “A Class Act: Using The Risk Bow Tie Technique,” 2015 Risk Summit, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “Same Time, Next Year: The Ladder of Inference,” 2015 Risk Summit, Monday, September 21, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “The Beauty & The Beastliness of Cyber Liability,” 2015 Risk Summit, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “The Beauty & The Beastliness of Cyber Liability,” 2015 Risk Summit, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “Crisis Planning and Reputation Risk for Nonprofit Boards,” National Association of Corporate DirectorsGlobal Board Leader’s Summit, Monday, September 28, 2015, Washington, DC
  • “Top 10 Risks Facing Volunteer Programs," and "The Frankenstein Effect: The Risky Transformation of Volunteers Into Employees ,” Maine Commission for Community Service, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Waterville, ME

Click here for a list of recent workshops.

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