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Risk Management Lingo (Episode 1)

~9 minutes | Recorded 10/25/17 Listen to this podcast to learn about risk management terms: the language and buzzwords of the risk management discipline. Also meet The Risk Jockeys hosts, Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President at AHT Insurance. … Continued

Affiliate Member Community

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center team is honored to support the following organizations as part of our Affiliate Member program. Thank you to our Affiliate Members! Our Affiliate Members receive exclusive access to self-serve risk education resources, discounts on NRMC publications and conferences, as well as access to NRMC consultants who provide RISK HELP–unlimited answers to … Continued

Privacy, Smartphones And Nonprofit Risk

“Nonprofits have faced a series of challenges raised by the use of modern technology starting with use of cell phones while driving on behalf of the organization. They have expanded over the years to include ‘a reasonable expectation of privacy’ both for clients and for employees and volunteers; distraction of nonprofit representatives from their duties … Continued

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal: From the Start, a Risk Management Nightmare

“Many organizations refuse to believe their colleagues are capable of such heinous acts so they won’t see the signs. They start out with denial but when confronted with reality, start to get defensive. The best organizations recognize that the better course is to confront it and think about they could do to prevent it in … Continued

Cape Cod Museum donation turns on legality

It sounds like this museum is in between the proverbial rock and a hard place.” “

5 Ways A Safe Workplace Cuts Costs

“It’s hard to picture a ‘typical’ nonprofit workplace. Nonprofits operate from traditional urban office environments, as well as summer camps in bucolic rural settings and even large warehouses filled with pallets of donated products. A nonprofit vehicle could be a minivan, a tractor-trailer, a forklift or a small bus. With all that variety in mind, … Continued

Reputational harm, EPL among risks facing nonprofits

This article by BI writer Matt Dunning explores the wide world of financial legal liability” for leaders of nonprofit organizations. In her conversation with Dunning, the Center’s executive director, Melanie Herman, explains that allegations of wrongful employment practices continue to top the list of claims filed under nonprofit D&O policies, and that claims filed by … Continued

Great American Insurance Group
Enrolls as Corporate Sustainer for Nonprofit Risk Management Center

April 25, 2012 — (Leesburg, VA) The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (“The Center”) is pleased to announce that Great American Insurance Group’s Specialty Human Services and Executive Liability Divisions have enrolled as the Center’s newest Corporate Sustainer. As a Corporate Sustainer, Great American expresses its public support for the mission and educational programs of the … Continued

Executive Director Melanie Herman Named to The NonProfit Times 2012 Power & Influence Top 50

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Weighing the Appetite for Risk

Editor Paul Clolery writes about Melanie Herman’s three-hour workshop on Enterprise Risk Management” at the Nonprofit Financial Executives Forum sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). “

Managing Risk in the New Normal

This article by Center CEO Melanie Herman explores 6 aspects of the risk landscape facing nonprofits in 2013.

Ignoring Stress in the Workplace Puts Your Mission in Peril

This article offers tips on taking a proactive approach to stress in a nonprofit workplace.

The Risks of Nonprofit Volunteering

Melanie Herman & Emily Stumhofer This article explores potential risks associated with nonprofit fundraising using volunteers. Both Melanie and Emily offer information about the diverse types of fundraising where volunteers may assist an organization, and about the potential strategies that can be put in place to mitigate potential risk issues, and make fundraising as safe … Continued

7 tips for handling a crisis

Melanie Herman This article reviews Melanie Herman’s popular 2015 Risk Summit session, Mamma Mia! Tools and Tips for Managing a Crisis.