Each session concludes with a 10-minute live Q&A with the presenter(s).


5 Habit-Forming Habits of Risk Champions 
8:35 - 9:20 am

With Julie Reyburn, Director of Risk Management, American Jewish World Service 
Amanda Rudy, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Manager, Embrace Families

Learn five habit-forming tricks of the nonprofit risk trade from graduates of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Leadership Certificate Program (RLCP). This workshop explores 'ah ha' moments, favorite learning resources, and how to stave off paranoia (when they're really out to get you). You'll also learn how each panelist's vision for risk-aware thinking—and action—evolved during and since their participation in RLCP.



Insurance Myths and Mysteries 
9:30 - 10:20 am

With Scott Konrad, Senior Vice President & Not-For-Profit Practice Leader, HUB International Northeast
Sarah McDonnell, Director of the Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP), Clear Risk Solutions

Get the inside scoop on what nonprofit professionals need to know about the insurance industry from two seasoned insurance professionals. Session presenters will dispel some of the myths related to common coverages and take you on a whirlwind, magical mystery tour of the insurance industry. Topics that will be covered include product distribution, strategizing for a successful renewal of coverage, and agent/broker compensation. Find out a few things you should know (but may not!) about the wonderful world of commercial insurance for nonprofits. 



Fraud Prevention 
10:30 - 11:20 am

With Gerry Zack, CEO, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

A solid understanding of the fundamentals of fraud prevention is key to protecting your nonprfit's precious pennies from loss. Attend this Risk Connect session to learn timely tips and strategies from a thought leader on fraud prevention for nonprofits. Discover the three broad categories of fraud risk and find out what seasoned risk and finance professionals are doing to protect the funds—and the reputations—needed for an organization's mission to survive and soar. 



Cannabis and Your Workplace: Managing the Highs and Lows
11:30 am - 12:20 pm

With Crystal S. McElrath, Senior Attorney, Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP

In 2012 Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Since then eight more states and the District of Columbia have rolled out the red carpet for weed. As "reefer madness" sweeps across the country, what steps should nonprofit employers take to mellow the risk of cannabis use and its effects on the workplace? This Risk Connect workshop explores the impact of marijuana use on nonprofit workplaces and presents timely tips and strategies for navigating through the haze. 



Why Can't We Just Print More Money: Managing Financial Risk
12:30 -1:20 pm

With Joseph Budzynski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Volunteers of America
Edward Mulherin, Founder & CEO, eCratchit

Financial risk is a universal concern to nonprofit sector leaders. Financial health often ebbs and flows in a nonprofit, and in many cases, there are forces beyond your control impacting your bottom line. Attend this Risk Connect session to learn from seasoned pros how to strengthen financial management, forecasting and fiscal reporting. Learn tips you can apply to fortify finances without resorting to printing more money.



Riders of the Storm: Volunteer Risk Management in the Information Age
1:30 - 2:20 pm

With Christie Grano, Project Manager, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Katharine Nesslage, Project Manager, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

In a world where team members unlock their smart phones 9 times every hour and Facebook’s 1 billion members make it the third largest nation in the world, volunteer recruitment, roles and risks are decidedly different. This workshop explores recent and emerging risks related to volunteer service. Learn how digital deficits, addiction and duress are impacting the ability to recruit and motivate capable volunteers. An estimated 25% of Americans over the age of 16 volunteer every year; that figure translates to 63 Million adults serving charitable missions across the country. Find out how to harness information about volunteer needs, wants and preferences to attract and retain volunteers that suit your ambitious mission and goals.


Managing Staff Recruitment Risk
2:30 - 3:20 pm 

With Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The job market is hot. And sometimes the process of finding the perfect mates for your mission will cause even an experienced leader to perspire. Well, don't sweat it. Attend this Risk Connect session instead to learn practical tips for managing the minefields of risk in your staff recruitment process. Learn the dangers of scoping out prospects on social media sites, and why an application is hands-down more productive than an invitation to sumbit a resume. You'll also find out when and how to conduct meaningful reference checks that protect your mission from costly hiring mistakes. 

Cost-Effective Compliance Programs
3:30 - 4:20 pm 

With Charlotte Young, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Winrock International 

Join this session to learn how to start a compelling compliance program on a small budget. Find out how to create a budget-friendly, custom-fit compliance program that embraces the seven standards of a best-in-class program. Leave this session with practical insights for creating or enhancing a compliance program or function.


Wrap up; Risk Connect Takeaways
4:30 - 5:00 pm

With Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

This session discussions key takeaways from today's Risk Connect.