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Risk Lessons from the Silver Screen

~14.8 minutes | Recorded 05.30.18 Listen to this podcast to glean risk management insights from Hollywood’s hit movies! The Risk Jockeys hosts are Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President at AHT Insurance. During each Risk Jockeys podcast, Melanie and … Continued

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

“Sensible Stewardship: Understanding and Managing the Top Risks Facing Nonprofits,” “Demystifying the Risk Oversight Role of Nonprofit Boards,” and “Risk Reflections: Funders’ Forum”

Resources

Scorched Middle Earth: Banishing The Department of No

by Melanie Lockwood Herman As fans of high fantasy fiction know first-hand, Middle-earth is the fictional setting for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the most widely-read books from English writer J. R. R. Tolkien. According to Wikipedia, “Middle-earth has also become a short-hand to refer to the legendarium and Tolkien’s fictional take … Continued

Technology Mishaps: Planning for IT and Communications Disasters

By Christy Grano For most of us, the word “disaster” usually brings to mind a natural disaster like a hurricane or a tsunami, but in the risk management world technology disasters immediately come to mind. An unexpected loss of data or communication can bring an entire organization to a halt if power, internet, email, or … Continued

Distraction & Decision Fatigue are Brain Drain for Risk Champions

By Melanie Lockwood Herman “The actual information that reaches the brain via our senses is not the rich and detailed stream of sights, sounds and sensations that we so often take for granted; in truth, the raw data our senses provide is more like a muddy trickle, and our brain does some quite incredible work … Continued

If I Only Had a Brain: Neuroscience and Risk Management

Cajoling colleagues into supporting risk management initiatives isn’t easy. Did you know that: the “laggy, lazy and distracted” brains of your staff and volunteers are hard-wired with roadblocks to risk-aware thinking and decision-making? various thinking patterns—including both intuitive shortcuts and analytical long-routes—send teams into dangerous territory, depending on the risk issue facing your team? NRMC … Continued

Events

September 17, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

2017 Risk Summit

The Next Art Movement: Forecasting Changes in Your Risk Landscape

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”

September 10, 2015

Webinar

Webinar for The Rapides Foundation

“Getting Ready for the Auditor”

February 11, 2016

Webinar

Webinar for Michigan Community Action Partnership

“Top 10 Risks Facing CAP Agencies”

April 15, 2016

Austin, TX

Austin Community College, Center for Nonprofit Studies

“Nonprofit Certificate Session”