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BoardLaunch and OnTrack Training Opportunities 

Strong nonprofit organizations must have an effective and engaged staff and board of directors. The Community Foundation offers affordable, professional development opportunities to enhance the management and leadership skills of local nonprofit board and staff members.

Sensible Stewardship: Understanding and Managing the Top Risks Facing Nonprofits

June 4, 2018. Nonprofit organizations face numerous risks that have the potential to significantly impact their ability to achieve key goals and mission objectives. Join us for this session as Melanie Herman, a nonprofit risk management thought leader, provides an overview of the emerging risks that loom over the nonprofit sector in 2018. We will learn about some of the “not usual suspects” and the hard-to-see weaknesses in organizational structure, planning and operations that may threaten your mission. During the second half of this interactive workshop, explore three techniques for risk identification, risk assessment, and risk management implementation. You will walk away with practical—not burdensome—tools your team can use or adapt to better steward your nonprofit’s mission in the face of risk and uncertainty.  Learn more & register.

Demystifying the Risk Oversight Role of Nonprofit Boards

June 4, 2018. Risk oversight is a key governance responsibility of nonprofit boards which includes recognizing the challenges and opportunities risk presents to an organization in successfully meeting the mission. However, risk management is a multi-faceted topic and one that board members may not fully comprehend. Join us for this workshop as Melanie Herman, a nonprofit risk management thought leader, demystifies risk oversight and the board’s role in risk management. Learn how your board can fulfill its governance responsibility for risk oversight without stepping over the line into operations. You will leave with prompts that will get your board dialoguing about risks to your organization’s strategic goals. Find out what high-performing boards look for and learn how to design a risk dashboard that inspires thought-provoking questions around emerging risks for your nonprofit. Learn more & register. 

 


For more information

Anna Nalean

Director of Nonprofit Relations

nalean@desmoinesfoundation.org

Phone (515) 883-2629