Guest Article from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Managing Risk in an Improbable World
By Carlye Christianson and Melanie Lockwood Herman
In his fascinating book, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, University of Toronto professor Jeffrey S. Rosenthal explores the science of probabilities. Rosenthal's text offers a compelling argument for thoughtful risk management while reminding readers to accept the ever–present companion of "randomness." According to Rosenthal, randomness is often neither good nor bad, just confusing. Many aspects of our lives are governed by events not completely within our control and uncertainty is here to stay. Our "take" on this is that nonprofit leaders have two options when it comes to uncertainty: #1. We can let uncertainty get the better of us and our organizations, or #2. We can learn to understand and perhaps appreciate randomness and act accordingly.
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Guest Article from Fast Company Expert Blogger
How To Do a Good Job on a Nonprofit Board
This is written by a member of the Fast Company expert blogging community and expresses that expert's views alone.
So you've joined the board of a nonprofit where you care about the mission and the work, you think you can be useful, and you like some of the people you'll be working with – – the ones you've met so far. What do you do next in order to be productive?
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Dewey & Kaye congratulates Jesse McClean on his new position as Executive Director of Every Child, Inc.
Dewey & Kaye congratulates Naomi Tannenbaum on her new position as Manager of Community Programs of the Student Conservation Association.
We congratulate these talented people and thank them for their dedication to the nonprofit sector!