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Salient Safety Resources

December 1, 2017 Explore this RISK eNewsletter focused on workplace safety. Whiteboard Wisdom Videos on Workplace Safety The NRMC team recently collaborated with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Nonprofit Practice to develop a series of Whiteboard Wisdom videos on various workplace safety and risk topics. Watch the Whiteboard Wisdom videos focused on workplace safety: Workplace … Continued

Hitting the Nail on the Head: Prioritizing Safety at Your Nonprofit

By Emily Stumhofer Countless Center consulting clients and Affiliate Members list safety “Safety incidents at a nonprofit can result in the loss of life or permanent injury, plummeting employee morale, reputational damage, insurance claims and costly financial and human resource burdens for the nonprofit.” risks at the top of their concerns. Yet some organizations—especially those … Continued

Lost in Emotion: Managing Workplace Stress and Conflict

July 15, 2015 By Emily Wilson I’ll be the first one to admit it–I’m one of those people who cry at the drop of a hat. Not to mention sad movies and humane society PSAs. According to the research on crying, some people are simply more prone to crying than others. So I was not … Continued

Mindful Leadership

July 29, 2015 By Melanie Lockwood Herman During a recent consulting engagement, a member of my team reminded our client that when an organization adopts a large number of ambitious, complex goals, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Instead of feeling “doable,” success may feel out of reach. The key to tackling big goals, she explained, … Continued

Battling Burnout

October 7, 2015 By Erin Gloeckner “We are short-staffed.” “We don’t have enough funds.” “We can’t afford to pay our employees more.” If the nonprofit sector had walls, and those walls could talk, they would certainly chant these commonly cited concerns of nonprofit leaders. Doing good is tough work, and consensus shows that many do-gooders … Continued

The Optimism Bias

October 16, 2015 By Erin Gloeckner Are you a Tigger (i.e., an unfailingly cheerful and bouncy tiger)? Or are you an Eeyore (i.e., a pronouncedly pessimistic and gloomy donkey)? Whether or not you fit neatly into one of those categories, you’ve likely met people who do. My own partner is a die-hard Tigger who always … Continued

Relationships Are Risky

By Kay Nakamura and Melanie Lockwood Herman Relationships are fraught with risk. Whether you’re consoling a friend coping with heartbreak, or commiserating with a nonprofit colleague who has recently fired a supplier, you might hear: “If I had only known…” or “If I could do it again I would…” Few personal or business relationships work … Continued

Workplace Stress

Workplace Stress Tackling Stress Improves Morale, Productivity and Safety This article is excerpted from the Center’s brand-new, free online resource titled, Workplace Safety Is No Accident — An Employer’s Online Toolkit to Protect Employees and Volunteers. Rising workplace stress is a large albatross hanging around the necks of workers and employers. According to studies of … Continued