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July 26, 2012
Early-Bird Discount to RISK SUMMIT Ends Tomorrow
Tomorrow, at the stroke of midnight on Friday, July 27th, the Early-Bird discount for the 2012 RISK SUMMIT will expire. If you have been thinking about joining your fellow risk management “rock stars” at the only national conference designed for nonprofit risk professionals, register today to save $100 and avoid the late registration penalty. The schedule for the August 26-28 conference is available on the SUMMIT program page. Click on the “Register Now” link to snap up one of the quickly disappearing registration slots.
Summer Newsletter Now Available
A brand-new Summer edition of Risk Management Essentials is now available. We’re calling this edition “The Fundraising Issue.” Check out RME for articles on top fundraising risks and charitable registration. The newsletter is available in several formats at: www.nonprofitrisk.org/library/newsletter/newsletter.shtml.
Mind the Gap
Readers who have been to a “tube” station in London will instantly recognize the title of today’s essay on risk. Introduced in 1969 on the London Underground, “Mind the Gap” signs were posted to warn riders to exercise care when stepping over the varying-in-size gap that exists between the station platform and the train. The phrase is now used in transit systems worldwide from Singapore to Stockholm.
While waiting for a mechanic to finish routine maintenance on my Mini Cooper this morning I heard a promo for TV coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games. The mention of London reminded me of the simple, but effective “Mind the Gap” signs I’ve seen on my trips across the pond, and led me to ponder the frequent “gaps” that go unnoticed and therefore unattended in risk management programs.
While pondering strategies for increasing the winning percentage (or sustaining the winning streak!) of your risk management program, ask whether the following gaps may be present:
If you’re keen to spot other “gaps” in your risk management efforts, AND close any of the applicable gaps listed above, consider joining our team of risk leaders for the 18th annual RISK SUMMIT sponsored by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, this August 26-28 in Chicago. As indicated at the top of this issue of the eNews, the Early-Bird discount will disappear tomorrow. Register today to avoid disappointment. To learn more about the conference, visit the SUMMIT webpage. Click on the PROGRAM tab to see the line-up of sessions and speakers.
Melanie Lockwood Herman is Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. She welcomes your ideas about any risk management topic, suggestions for simple but clever warning signs, and questions about the Center’s resources at Melanie@nonprofitrisk.org or (202) 785-3891. The Center provides risk management tools and resources at www.nonprofitrisk.org and offers consulting assistance to organizations unwilling to leave their missions to chance.
The First Wednesdays program is a 12-part series of 60-minute live and recorded webinars covering a wide range of risk-inspired topics. The 2012 series continues on August 1, 2012 with a program on Protecting Vulnerable Populations. Learn more or register.
The recording of the July 2012 webinar, Reporting Success: What’s the Risk?, is now available for leaders who missed the live program. To purchase the recording of this contact-packed, practical education program, click here, scroll down and choose Add to Cart after the description of the program.
Policy Drafting Help is a Click Away: My Risk Management Policies
If you’re looking for help developing custom risk management policies for your nonprofit, look no further. The Center is pleased to offer My Risk Management Policies, an affordable, easy-to-use online tool that helps you create custom policies in a matter of minutes. Policy templates are organized into 22 categories. Creating a new social media policy, youth protection policy or code of conduct is a snap using My Risk Management Policies, and requires far less time that it takes to find a mildly suitable sample using an Internet search engine.
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