HR Risk: Take the High Road without Getting Lost

Employment risks bear a hefty price tag in a nonprofit workplace. From poor morale to costly litigation, allegations of wrongful, inappropriate or illegal employment practices threaten a nonprofit’s mission. This webinar offers practical, road-tested advice for minimizing the likelihood of employment claims and avoiding common HR missteps

Top 10 HR Risks Facing Nonprofit Organizations

Watch this webinar to learn what’s hot, what’s problematic, what’s on the horizon, and what to look out for in Human Resources in 2011. Tune up your HR practices with sound policies, careful reflection on past mistakes and mishaps, and a positive attitude.

Three Risk Trends to Keep in Mind as you Enlist Volunteers

By Christy Grano In my work with nonprofit teams I am repeatedly impressed with the array of terrific volunteer programs that support nonprofit missions; that positive impression swells when I observe smart risk management practices in volunteer recruitment and supervision. Earlier this year I experienced first hand the positive message that a clear, compelling volunteer … Continued

Risk Assessment Perspectives: Re-Lens with Three Approaches

By Melanie Lockwood Herman For some, an updated prescription from an optometrist is the perfect reason to pick out a new pair of frames. For me, a new prescription led me to purchase vintage frames, which required finding a company offering a “re-lens” service. Many retailers with optical departments are risk averse: refusing to put … Continued

Managing Fraud Risk Through Awareness, Culture Change and Practical Policies

Advice on internal controls is available at the click of a mouse. In many cases, however, that advice is best suited for the very largest organizations with large finance and accounting departments. What about the rest of us? Attend this webinar to learn about the importance of awareness and culture change in managing fraud risk … Continued

Calculated Risk: Three Foundations

Calculated Risk: Rocket Man by Dennis M. Kirschbaum, ARM OK, I admit it. I was a Trekkie. No not Voyager, not The Next Generation, I am talking about the original three seasons. No cracks about my showing my age, please. I watched ’em in reruns, OK? I never went to Star Trek conventions or glued … Continued

The Most Important Skill for Risk Leaders? Guess Again. . .

“Almost all of us have some kind of communication problem that we don’t know we have.” – Alan Alda By Melanie Lockwood Herman I’ve just finished reading Alan Alda’s fascinating book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? I’m feeling fortunate to have chosen this title to read on the … Continued

Managing Risk in Tech Vendor Selection

Choosing a technology vendor can feel like learning an entirely new language and consume valuable staff time your team would rather spend on something else! And because tech contracts and marketing materials are filled with unfamiliar terms, some nonprofit teams lean towards “trust” instead of “verify.” This webinar provides an overview of the risks that … Continued

6 Risk Trends that Matter to Your Mission

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Yesterday I read with interest Kate Barr’s new blog post titled 8 Trends in the Nonprofit Sector. Kate is the President & CEO of Propel Nonprofits, an organization that supports nonprofits in Minnesota and adjacent states. Propel’s finance factsheets, worksheets and other resources are top notch, and I recommend them. Kate’s … Continued