By Peggy M. Jackson

May your nonprofit withstand danger evaluate from open air authorities?Would it's prepared should still a keystaff member leave?Risk administration and company continuity making plans have the potential of becoming and strengthening the interior constitution of your nonprofit, but, those an important practices are frequently deferred--or avoided--because many nonprofits worry the making plans method will take eternally, step on ft, or assemble dirt on a shelf as soon as it really is completed.With necessary templates, checklists, and worksheets to facilitate making plans and education, Nonprofit hazard administration & Contingency making plans: performed in an afternoon recommendations is the hot, basic approach to your nonprofit to get chance administration making plans done.With a few simple preparation--and commitment of a unmarried day--this easy-to-read and easy-to-use device introduces you to the nuts and bolts of strategic making plans and equips you with the constitution to have interaction effectively in a contingency making plans process.Get Nonprofit possibility administration & Contingency making plans and get danger administration making plans done--in an afternoon.

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Is there a rule that requires board members to attend board meetings? • Do the board meetings have agendas and minutes? Are the minutes prepared in a professional manner? Could an outside observer know, from the minutes, who was present, who was absent, what motions were voted on and the results? • Does the board have directors’ and officers’ liability insurance? • Are new board members required to attend a board orientation? • Are board members briefed on new legislative developments, such as Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and any relevant state legislation?

Are there protocols for progressive discipline/termination of staff and volunteers? • Does the nonprofit have grievance procedures (for issues other than waste, fraud, and abuse)? • Do staff and volunteers have job descriptions, and do they receive performance evaluations on a regular basis? • Does the nonprofit have written policies about sick leave, vacation, or other paid or unpaid time off ? • Does the nonprofit have written policies prohibiting inappropriate behavior, such as sexual harassment or drug/alcohol abuse?

Your nonprofit can choose one method or combine several to deal with identified risks. For example, your nonprofit might identify a risk area as insufficient internal controls in handling reimbursements. You could consider treating this risk by outsourcing the handling of the reimbursements to the vendor who does the nonprofit’s payroll. qxp 5/16/06 32 10:16 AM Page 32 chapter 2 what is risk management? vendor. The risk could also be modified by implementing new policies and procedures for reimbursement of expenses.

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