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NRMC Launches Website With Free HR, Risk Resources

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC ) has launched a new website, risk-resources.org, with resources to help managers at nonprofits with information on human resources and risk issues.

The site was made possible by a $90,000 grant from the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative. Insights NRMC gathered from the focus groups and beta testing by nonprofit leaders shaped the design and content of the new website, according to an announcement from the NRMC, based in Leesburg, Virginia.

“Our HR and risk resources project fits perfectly with NRMC’s educational mission,” Executive Director Melanie Lockwood Herman said via a statement. “The Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative grant allowed us to develop a suite of resources that will help nonprofits navigate their biggest HR and risk challenges.”

A focus group was involved in brainstorming the new website. A majority of focus group participants found hiring the most challenging stage of the employment relationship, followed closely by supervision. Most focus group participants found taking that action on risks the most challenging aspect of risk management. Leaders identified specific HR and risk challenges including cybersecurity, cross-training, and hiring and managing employees remotely.

The free resource website includes factsheets, infographics, checklists, worksheets, and templates that nonprofit organizations can view and download. The resources cover topics from cybersecurity defense to how to manage across generations and handle conflict in the workplace. More than 100 nonprofit leaders beta-tested the website and provided feedback, which NRMC used to bolster the resources. NRMC plans to add at least two new resources to the site each month.

Marketing and creative collective The Carbon Agency built the resource website for NRMC. Diversity Crew, a consortium focused on diversity and inclusion, advised NRMC on how to recruit and engage diverse focus groups and make the website and resources accessible and culturally relevant across differences, including gender, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and more.

For more information, visit nonprofitrisk.org or risk-resources.org or email info@nonprofitrisk.org