Our Favorite Resources
Risk management is an emerging area for nonprofits with recent reports, toolkits and articles to guide the field
Risk Management for Nonprofits: A Brief Guide (Wendy Seligson Consulting article laying out positive framework for nonprofits
Ahead of the Curve Symposium Report on Risk Management: Defining, Assessing and Managing Risks at Nonprofits (authored by Wendy Seligson)
Turbulence Ahead: 10 Questions for Nonprofit Boards to Urgently Ask and Answer (by Ruth McCambridge, editor Nonprofit Quarterly)
Risk Management Toolkit (Open Road Alliance guide to the philanthropic community provides useful framing for nonprofits)
Risk Management for Nonprofits (SeaChange Capital Oliver Wyman report highlighting Board action steps)
New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action (Human Services Council Commission report which includes risk management-related recommendations)
Coaching & Professional Development
Staff are a nonprofit’s greatest resource.
Here are some recent favorites on developing executive leaders and middle managers.
Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements: Which Do You Need to Work On? (Harvard Business Review article by Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis)
A Framework for Great Nonprofit Leadership
(Bridgespan article by Libbie Landles-Cobb and
Business & Financial Planning
FMA and the Nonprofit Finance Fund produce valuable tools and resources on nonprofit financial management. Check out their websites for the full range of their materials.
Strongnonprofits.org (contains over 60 free tools created by FMA with support from the Wallace Foundation);
see also FMA Training and Resources