Podcast Episode 24: Resources and First Steps for Nonprofit Risk Management – A Second Interview with CRE’s Katie Leonberger

In this episode of About Risk, we welcome back Katie Leonberger, CEO of Community Resource Exchange in New York City. We explore with Katie broader issues about what nonprofits should do to begin implementing risk management, where they should look for resources and support, and what she sees as key nonprofit risks. Katie can be found online @KatieLeonberger. CRE is on Twitter as @creinnyc. To find out more about CREFT, you can email CREFT@crenyc.org.


We talked about the CREFT tool in our earlier podcast. Besides exploring the CREFT tool, what specific steps would you advise a nonprofit to do in order to begin implementing a risk management process? [1:00]

More broadly, who would you suggest nonprofits should follow and listen to with respect to issues that touch on risk management? [4:30]

What do you say to nonprofits who say they don’t have the money to invest in risk management? [6:24]

What do you say to nonprofits who say they don’t have the organizational capacity – the sheer number of hours in the day – that they would need to use risk management more effectively? [7:10]

What do you see as the top risks facing most nonprofits? [8:30]

What is the first step a nonprofit should take in responding to each of those risks? [12:20]

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