Mission Statement


Our mission is to help nonprofit leaders cope with uncertainty. We offer a wide range of services, from RISK HELP™ to Web tools, in-person and virtual training, and affordable consulting help. We provide reliable advice and practical help on risk issues ranging from employment practices, to risk oversight and governance, enterprise risk management, fraud prevention, financial risk management, and youth protection. The Center has a 20-year history of advising best-in-class nonprofits and delivering practical advice that supports mission fulfillment. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors.

What is Risk Management?

Risk management is a discipline that can help you understand the risks you face, modify your behavior accordingly, and prepare your nonprofit to thrive in an uncertain future. Risk management doesn’t offer a crystal ball: it promises greater awareness of circumstances and events that could detract from your mission, and offers practical coping tools and strategies.

Why Manage Risk?

The mission of your nonprofit is too important to ignore the risks you face. No nonprofit organization exists in a risk-free zone. Decisions about risk-taking are made intuitively and thoughtfully every day. Taking time to learn more about the discipline of risk management and exploring how to integrate practical strategies are best bets for protecting your vital mission for the long term.