Resources

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

Talking Cures: Authentic Risk Management

By Melanie Lockwood Herman Inspiration for RISK eNews often comes from the work we do answering day-to-day RISK HELP questions from our Affiliate Members. It also comes from the more cerebral work of helping our consulting clients build durable risk management frameworks, resources, and plans. RISK HELP is almost-always delivered through one or more brief … 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

Events

April 15, 2016

Austin, TX

Austin Community College, Center for Nonprofit Studies

“Nonprofit Certificate Session”