Do Non-Profit Organizations Need Enterprise Risk Management?

There are so many news articles about how for-profit companies are tackling issues that they experience and advice for how to anticipate potential issues.  But what about the non-profit organizations?  They are driven by a different purpose, often have a social aspect that involves people, and yet, they are just as, if not more, vulnerable…
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What Qualities Does an Effective ERM Professional Have?

If your company is searching for an ERM professional, or you have recently been assigned this job at your company, there are certain qualities you will want to look for or develop. Every organization is managing risk to some extent. However, as we explain here, risk management in most organizations occurs on the department-level within…
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4 Possible Paths Your ERM Program Can Take

Setting up an enterprise risk management (ERM) program is just the beginning of a continuous process to help your organization achieve strategic and operational objectives. Like many things in life, this is easier said than done… Companies will establish an ERM program for a variety of reasons – perhaps a simple question from a board…
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8 Areas Where Florida Restaurants Must Proactively Manage Risks

It’s no secret that running a restaurant is hard… My husband’s grandfather, who was a successful business owner, told him that if a restaurant breaks even in 3 years, they’re doing really well. For some reason, his statement has stuck over the years, and it is something I think about frequently, especially since I started…
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4 Risk Response Strategies You Will Have to Consider after Assessing Risks

Decisions, decisions… It seems like it never ends, right? Between deciding what to do for lunch, when to fit that meeting in and what you’re going to wear to the upcoming conference, there are other decisions that you and risk owners will need to make regarding risks you’ve identified and assessed.  What are we going…
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ERM Insights around the Web – Year End Edition

As we close out 2016, I first want to say thank you to the readers of my ERM Insights website. While it’s only in the beginning stages, I’ve been heartened by the response I’ve seen so far. My plan is to dramatically expand ERMInsightsbyCarol.com in the year ahead to help companies of all industries and…
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6 Steps to Setting up Your Business Continuity Program

You know what it’s like – the first couple of days back from a vacation are always the worst. You have mountains of emails and projects to get caught up on, among other things. Compounding this problem are any new projects that your company leadership so graciously decided to throw in your lap while you…
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