Nonproit risk & crisis management

Nonprofit Risk and Crisis Management: Challenges for the 21st Century

Nonprofit Risk and Crisis Management: Challenges for the 21st Century

The nonprofit leadership literature recommends that every nonprofit organization have a comprehensive crisis management plan, but it has little focus on risk. Perhaps nonprofit boards are too risk averse and are really unable to maximize their resources to assist clients? Is it that nonprofit boards see little personal gains from taking reasonable risks fearing potential reputation and financial losses? I reviewed over 300 nonprofit articles related to nonprofit crises and related risks; only a handful centered on how a nonprofit board can respond to handling risk and crises in a strategic manner. A great deal seemed to depend on the position of organization of the nonprofit board and its culture, provided in these principles: (more…)