Resources

Clearing the Air: How to Find Powerful Lessons After a Loss or Near Miss

By Melanie Lockwood Herman The hindsight bias, also known as the “I-knew-it-all-along” effect, is the tendency to believe that past events were predictable. In the risk realm, an important part of a risk leader’s responsibility is reflecting on mistakes, losses, near misses and situations that didn’t go as planned or hoped. The NRMC team strongly … 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

Risk Management Benchmarking: Comparing Your Risk Program to Other Nonprofits

By Eric Henkel  By nature, people like to compare things. Being able to see how things match up gives us a method of perceiving value and worth. For individuals, look no further than our use of social media. It fuels this type of comparison by showing us how many likes or followers someone has. For … Continued