Resources

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

Dream a Little Dream: Managing Sleep Deprivation Risks

By Katharine Nesslage Our ambitious 24/7 lifestyles, filled with unbalanced diets, low physical activity, excessive electronic media use, and psychosocial stress, are causing a precipitous decline in our sleep. But the safety implications of sleep deprivation have been known for decades. Precipitating causes of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident (1979), the Exxon Valdez oil … Continued

Rewarding Risks: The Prodigious Power of Volunteers

By Christy Grano It’s National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of volunteers and the indelible impact that volunteer service makes on communities across our country. In the promotional materials for National Volunteer Week, the Points of Light Foundation reminds us that: “Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a … Continued

5 Winning Ways to Wrestle Recruitment Risk

By Melanie Lockwood Herman and Katharine Nesslage If your nonprofit hasn’t already faced the difficult challenge of attracting new staff to fill the shoes of departing rock stars, get ready! According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an estimated 7.8 million jobs will need to be filled by 2020. This unsettling headline has … Continued

Events

May 16, 2017

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

Risk Management Pre-Conference with NPIP at the 2017 Washington State Nonprofit Conference

“Effective Risk Communication,” “Risk Forecasting,” and “Managing Human Resource Risk: Taking the High Road”

October 13, 2015

Waterville, ME

Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism

“Top 10 Risks Facing Volunteer Programs” and “The Frankenstein Effect: The Risky Transformation of Volunteers Into Employees”

October 29, 2015

Webinar

Webinar for Catholic Charities Community Services

“The Frankenstein Effect: The Risky Transformation of Volunteers Into Employees”