Risk Management Workshops

We all face questions of how to prepare our organizations for the future. Every day we are presented with potential threats to our ability to deliver on mission and serve community.  

Effective risk management is readily within the grasp of any nonprofit, large or small. Our workshops and tools help you think critically and proactively about risk and build a collaborative culture around risk management in your organization.

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Strategic Risk Management for Nonprofits
Check back for Spring/Summer 2023 dates

 Is your organization prepared to take strategic risks to advance its mission?

The landscape that nonprofit organizations operate within has changed dramatically over the past three years. Among the many lessons that we have learned is that a vital mission and dedicated staff are not enough to insulate organizations from risk.

Strategic risk management requires thinking about a wide range of future possibilities and being willing to take risks for the good of those you serve in the face of an unknown future. These risks are not managed by rules and policies, but through approaches designed to assess and reduce the probability of negative impacts and leverage opportunities for positive outcomes.

Strategic risks include:

  • Leveraging opportunities to advance your mission
  • Operating without clearly defined strategic priorities
  • Not examining assumptions underlying strategic decisions
  • Not tailoring services based on current and future community needs
  • Not attending to external trends and how they might affect your organization's operation or funding

Cost: $50 (or two tickets for $80.)  Bring a colleague and receive a discount! Use promo code STRATEGY with two tickets in your cart at checkout.

A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

Here's a short video about strategic risk with instructor Leslie Tamagi explaining what it is and why it is important for nonprofits to focus on.

Video: What is Strategic Risk for Nonprofits? (1:51)

 Leslie Tamagi has more than 25 years experience as CEO of diverse organizations and understands firsthand the complex challenges facing management, staff, and boards in the nonprofit sector. In 2007, she received a Muttart Foundation Fellowship to study risk management in the sector. For more than a decade she has worked with nonprofit organizations, providing training and supporting them through their risk management journeys.

IntegralOrg President and CEO, Mike Grogan, has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to inspire nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues and create sustainable solutions to organizational and community issues. Mike’s passion is helping organizations understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and working with organizational teams to build capacities to respond and adapt to a changing environment. 

Risk Management Toolkit

IntegralOrg's Risk Management Toolkit is a free, helpful resource that your nonprofit can use to assess its capacity to manage risk.

Through a series of quizzes, the toolkit allows you to assess your organization's capacity to manage Staff & Volunteer Risk; Financial & Funding Risk; External & Reputation Risk; Operational & Program Risk; Governance Risk; Legal & Compliance Risk; and Strategic Risk.

Your organization's customized dashboard supports the risk management champions in your organization to track and monitor the development of best practices and proactive strategies within major categories of risk. 

In addition to the questions and results, the toolkit contains definitions of key terms and legislation, as well as recommendations and resources that will help your organization continue its risk management journey.


Watch past events!

INTRO to Risk Management: Building resilience for nonprofit organizations
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

This free workshop is part of the INTEGRALIntros series. 

Risk management allows us to ask the question of whether we are taking the most appropriate risks to effectively and responsibly serve our communities. You’ll come away inspired by what a risk-aware culture could look like at your nonprofit, with a deeper understanding of how to plan proactively for both the threats facing your organization day-to-day and the exciting opportunities on your horizon that require bold but risk-informed decision-making. As we emerge from a turbulent chapter, we will explore the lessons we take forward in addressing the top risks facing nonprofits in 2023. Watch the  video.