The Center’s staff professionals design and deliver countless workshops each year. Our engaging presentations include:

  • easy-to-understand overviews of risk management in the nonprofit sector, enterprise risk management, insurance basics, managing human resource risks, financial risk management and countless other topics within the evolving field of risk management;
  • briefings to multi-disciplinary nonprofit audiences, nonprofit boards, volunteer groups and participants in regional, state-wide, national and international conferences;
  • hands-on, interactive workshops suitable for board retreats, staff planning sessions, meetings of collaborative networks and more; and
  • the delivery of practical tips, tools and easy-to grasp strategies for appreciating and managing the unique risks facing nonprofit organizations.

To inquire about booking one of the Center's staff as a speaker at your upcoming conference or to discuss your training needs, contact Melanie Herman at (202) 785-3891 or via email.

Ms. Christianson delivered the exact presentation that we needed to hear and at exactly the right time. Our Board of Directors is about to embark on some of the largest projects we have ever considered and we needed someone to remind us of the "great" responsibility that comes along with being a truly "great" Board. She inspired us to action and we have agreed to our first ever Board Commitment form. Instead of being intimidated by the prospect we are actually invigorated by it.

-Kristi Stilen-Lare, Leadership Loudoun Board of Directors


  • “Managing Governance Risks,” The Center for Nonprofit Resources, Toledo, OH, January 28, 2010
  • “Risk Management, Transparency and Science: A Closer Look,” Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, February 9, 2010, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Managing the Organization's Risks,” and “Managing the Organization's Human Resources.” Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Austin Community College and Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, May 28-29, 2010, Austin, Texas
  • “Financial Risk Management: 10 Lessons You Can’t Afford to Miss,” Camp Finance, The Nonprofit Center (, June 11, 2010, Tacoma, WA
  • “Risk Management,” Leadership Series, General Assembly, YMCA of the USA, July 10, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT

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