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Light the Fire: Tell Young People How They Inspire

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Advising nonprofit management and governing teams is a labor of love for the NRMC team. We are constantly inspired by the missions of the nonprofits whose leaders invite us into their worlds to provide risk coaching, create risk assessment frameworks, revamp policies, and deliver training. Our inspiration doesn’t end when the … Continued

Resources

Person of Interest: Soliciting Insights from Staff In-the-Know

By Erin Gloeckner “It’s better to be interested than interesting.” – Oprah Winfrey  Are you a fan of true crime TV? In a crime drama, “person of interest” refers to an individual who possesses information that is potentially relevant to an investigation. While some persons of interest might come forward themselves, they are often identified … Continued

Restructuring Risk Roles

By Erin Gloeckner Throughout the sector, more and more nonprofits are formally assigning risk management responsibility to an individual or team focused on risk, usually with risk or related words in their job titles. Many NRMC clients succeed by assigning an existing team to wear the risk hat and champion risk management initiatives, without recognizing … Continued

Selfless Leadership: When to Leave Fingerprints

By Melanie Lockwood Herman If you’re a fan of crime dramas, you’re well aware that recovering fingerprints—the impressions left by the friction ridges (raised portion of the epidermis) of a human finger—is often an important part of a crime scene investigation. And when the identity associated with the fingerprints is revealed, it doesn’t always match … Continued

Risk Management Advice: Smarts from the Streets

This week’s RISK eNEWS features street smart words of wisdom from risk management leaders who serve in nonprofits, or who serve clients across the nonprofit sector. Find inspiration in this sage risk management advice from your peers, who take bold risks every day! NRMC: Are you a risk taker, or risk averse? Why?   Mike … Continued

Risk Management Leaders Must be Unstoppably Optimistic

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell By Melanie Lockwood Herman In his article, “How to Lead in 2018,” Fast Company editor Robert Safian beckons his readers to embrace optimistic leadership by staring “unblinkingly at this time of chaos and dig into the difficult work of building a better tomorrow.” Across our work … Continued

Events

March 30, 2016

Webinar

Webinar for NRMC Affiliate Member Program

“Dueling It Out: Addressing Common Board Conflicts with Confidence”