Risk Connect The Virtual Conference for Risk-Aware Leaders

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

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 16? 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 15-minute live Q&A with the presenter

(10 workshop sessions + short closing session) 

Tuesday 14 May

 9:00 – 9:30 am

Risk Rundown: Top Risks Facing Nonprofits

Melanie Herman

Join NRMC’s Executive Director, Melanie Lockwood Herman, for a Risk Connect kick-off exploring the top risks facing nonprofits in 2018.

 9:30 – 10:15 am

Insurance Market Outlook: What Can You Expect?

Scott Konrad

Enjoy a high-level review of what’s happening this year in the world of commercial insurance.

10:15 – 11:00 am

#HereToo: Workplace Harassment is Real

Melanie Herman

Join NRMC’s Executive Director, Melanie Lockwood Herman, to explore the unexpected reasons workplace harassment happens in nonprofits too. Learn what steps your organization should take to create an environment where harassment is truly and always unacceptable.

 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trends in Data Privacy Standards, Cyber/Privacy Coverage, & Social Engineering Scams

Timothy J. Zeilman

Donna McPartland

Tour the latest data privacy trends and standards, including trends in cyber/privacy insurance and social engineering scams.

 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Preparing to Conduct a Data Breach Investigation & Reputation Restoration

Donna McPartland

Jason Sarfati

Learn how to investigate, respond, and bolster your organization’s reputation after a data breach.

 12:45 – 1:30 pm

Things that go BUMP in the Night (and Day): Lessons Learned from Workplace Safety Near Misses, Bumps & Bruises

Michael Gurtler

Learn how to cultivate a culture of safety at your nonprofit, including protecting your valuable staff members from injuries and from themselves!

 1:30 – 2:15 pm

The Legal Landscape: Mapping the Risks for Nonprofits

Kellie Newton

Tour the top legal risks facing nonprofit organizations in 2018.

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Introduction to Root Cause Analysis

Donna Lamb

Learn about Root Cause Analysis, a problem-solving approach that can bolster your team’s risk management and quality improvement efforts.

 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Fraud Prevention

Audrey Newton

Learn the ins and outs of preventing and identifying fraud, as well as practical steps to take to address fraud if it occurs in your nonprofit.

 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Insurance Beyond the Basics

Colleen Lazanich

Explore insurance coverage terms, what to look for and how to read a policy, and why nonstandard forms can be difficult to compare.

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.