Risk Connect The Virtual Conference for Risk-Aware Leaders

May 14, 2019 | 8:30 am-5:00 pm Eastern

Cost: Free. This conference is a complimentary benefit for our Affiliate Members and their communities

Welcome to Risk Connect
The Virtual Conference for Risk-Aware Leaders

Learn about the most pressing risk management trends and strategies from our expert speakers and event sponsors. Risk Connect is produced by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire effective risk management across the nonprofit sector. 

Can’t attend Risk Connect on May 14? Don’t worry! The entire conference is available on-demand for 30 days following the live event. Register to watch recorded sessions at your convenience. 

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Risk Connect Session Agenda

Each session includes a 10-minute live Q&A with the presenter

(8 workshop sessions + short closing session) 

Tuesday May 14

 8:35 – 9:20 am

5 Habit-forming Habits of Nonprofit Risk Champions 

 Julie Reyburn 

Amanda Rudy

Join NRMC’s recent graduates of the Risk Leadership Certificate Program (RLCP) for a Risk Connect kick-off exploring the five habit-forming tricks of the nonprofit risks trade.

 9:30 – 10:20 am

Insurance Myths and Mysteries 

Scott Konrad 

Sarah McDonnell

Get the inside scoop from a panel of seasoned insurance professionals as they dispel some of the myths related to common coverages and take you on a magical mystery tour of the insurance industry.

10:30 – 11:20 am

Fraud Prevention 

Gerry Zack

Learn timely tips and strategies from a thought leader on fraud prevention for nonprofits to help prevent your nonprofit's precious pennies from loss. 

 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Cannabis and Your Workplace: Managing the Highs and Lows

Crystal S. McElrath

Join this Risk Connect session as we explore the impact of marijuana use on nonprofit workplaces and present timely tips and strategies for navigating through the haze.

 12:30 – 1:20 pm

Why Can't We Just Print More Money: Managing Financial Risk

Joe Budzynski

Edward Mulherin

Attend this Risk Connect session to learn from seasoned pros how to strengthen financial management, forecasting and fiscal reporting.

 1:30 – 2:20 pm

Riders of the Storm: Volunteer Risk Management in the Information Age

Christy Grano 

Katharine Nesslage

Learn how digital deficits, addiction, and duress are impacting the ability to recruit and motivate capable volunteers. 

 2:30 – 3:20 pm

Managing Staff Recruitment Risk

Melanie Lockwood Herman

Attend this Risk Connect session to learn practical tips for managing the minefields of risk in your staff recruitment process. 

 3:30 – 4:20 pm

Cost-Effective Compliance Programs

Charlotte Young

Join this session to learn how to start a compelling compliance program on a small budget.

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Risk Connect Closing

featuring the NRMC team

Wrap up Risk Connect with conference highlights and insights shared by the NRMC team. NRMC staff will award raffle prizes to our most active attendees!

Platinum Sponsors



Why attend Risk Connect?

Enjoy a boot camp of fast-paced, hot topic workshops from the comfort of your own desk. Pose questions to subject matter experts who advise high-performing nonprofits on the most challenging risk management issues. Network with other attendees and exhibitors who further the discipline of risk management in the nonprofit sector. Leave with practical insights for developing risk management capabilities in your organization—whether you’re a seasoned risk professional or an emerging risk leader.