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Managing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations: A Comprehensive Guide

ISBN: 978-0-471-46926-1
336 pages
April 2004
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Managing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations explains and defines risk management, especially as it applies to nonprofits. It provides comprehensive guidance on such topics as identifying risk, prioritising risk, selecting appropriate risk management techniques, implementing risk management techniques, monitoring risk management, and financing.
* Includes diagrams of the risk management cycle and dimensions of risk graphic
* The nature of these unique risks and the special challenges facing a nonprofit that embarks on a risk management program will also be addressed.
* Written by two leaders at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, a management assistance organization that provides informational resources, technical assistance, and training to an estimated 20,000 nonprofits annually
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PART I: MANAGING RISK IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR.

Chapter 1: The Nature and Purposes of Risk Management.

Chapter 2: Recognizing the Context for Risk Management.

PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE GENERAL RISKS FACING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Chapter 3: Property Risks.

Chapter 4: Income Risks.

Chapter 5: Liability Risks.

Chapter 6: People Risks.

Chapter 7: Reputation and Mission Risks.

Chapter 8: Managing Volunteer Risks.

Chapter 9: Governance and Fiduciary Risks.

Chapter 10: Managing Risks Related to Serving Vulnerable Populations.

Chapter 11: Managing the Risks of Transporting Clients.

Chapter 12: Managing Collaboration Risk.

PART III: RISK FINANCING FOR NONPROFITS.

Chapter 13: Fundamental Objectives and Alternatives for Risk Financing.

Chapter 14: Working with Insurance Professionals.

Chapter 15: Insurance.

Epilogue: A Risk Management Decalogue.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Resource Organizations.

Index.

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MELANIE L. HERMAN is the executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, a management assistance organization that provides informational resources, technical assistance, and training to an estimated 20,000 nonprofits annually. Before her appointment as CEO of the Center in 1996, she served on the senior management team at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, where she directed the association’s development, membership, and communications activities. She has authored and coauthored more than a dozen books on risk management in nonprofit organizations.

GEORGE L. HEAD, PhD, holder of several professional designations in insurance, safety, and risk management, has been a risk management educator for over thirty years. Since retiring from an award-winning career at the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, he continues to write, consult, and serve as a Special Advisor with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center in Washington, D.C.

PEGGY M. JACKSON, DPA, CPCU, is a founding partner of Fogarty, Jackson & Associates in San Francisco. She has coauthored three previous book s on risk management in nonprofit organizations.

TONI E. FOGARTY, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Human Resources and Organization Development program at the University of San Francisco, where she teaches courses in organizational behavior and change, research methods, data analysis, and business fundamentals. She is also a general partner and CFO with Fogarty, Jackson & Associates in San Francisco.

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  • Includes diagrams of the risk management cycle and dimensions of risk graphic.
  • The nature of these unique risks and the special challenges facing a nonprofit that embarks on a risk management program will also be addressed.
  • Written by leaders at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, a management assistance organization that provides informational resources, technical assistance, and training to an estimated 20,000 nonprofits annually.
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“…looks at many aspects of the subject in great detail…. The approach is a practical one…” (Oxfam’s Development Resources Review, April 2004)
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