Resources

The (Vivid) Red Car Syndrome

By Melanie Lockwood Herman This week I’ve been reading Rick Nason and Leslie Fleming’s book, Essentials of Enterprise Risk Management. Nason and Fleming take the reader on an enjoyable and insightful tour of basic ERM concepts using a pull-no-punches style that is refreshing for a book on this topic. I especially like the sections of … Continued

What Kind of Risk Champion Are You?

This week we’ve been discussing the traits and tendencies of the risk leaders we encounter at NRMC. We see positives across a wide spectrum of approaches and philosophies and get especially excited when leaders tell us they are forging new paths to strengthen risk management in their organizations. Since so much about risk can be … Continued

The Power of Anecdote: True Stories of Nonprofit Risk from the Front Lines

By Christy Grano While attending the Risk Summit, it occurred to me that a powerful benefit of the conference was the opportunity to exchange true stories and tough lessons learned on the frontlines of nonprofit service. After hearing several leaders describe how their organizations narrowly escaped significant losses or recovered from a loss, I began … Continued

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

Events

April 15, 2016

Austin, TX

Austin Community College, Center for Nonprofit Studies

“Nonprofit Certificate Session”