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MANAGING RISK IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

Webinar • Thursday, January 23, 2020 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

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Day-to-day operating activities and decisions can make us complacent when it comes to risk management. Now more than ever, risk mitigation is an important part of securing your grant funding. As a result, we don’t have or take the time to be proactive when it comes to assessing and addressing organizational risks.

Register now for Managing Risk in an Age of Uncertainty.

In this 90-minute webinar, attendees will learn common compliance mistakes their staff could be making every day. Rachel Werner and Linda Howard offer uniquely practical guidance for mitigating risk and protecting your grant funding.

You’ll learn to identify obvious and not-so-obvious areas of risk for nonprofit and government organizations and discuss case studies and risk management practices. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for practical guidance you can use immediately to reduce risk and strengthen grant-audit readiness. You will be able to:

  • Identify obvious and not-so-obvious areas of risk for nonprofit and government organizations
  • Recognize external factors that impact risk
  • Discuss case studies in risk and risk mitigation strategies
  • Practice techniques to assess and prioritize the risks
  • Explore strategies to manage and balance risk and reward

Remember, you must know the rules for federal grants and how they should drive policies and operations. Don’t miss your opportunity to build this practical know-how into every phase of the grant lifecycle.

Register now for Managing Risk in an Age of Uncertainty.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value non-federal entities, federal agency program managers and complies that provide pre-award or post-award services to clients. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant Managers
  • Specialists
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Financial Managers
  • Directors
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Procurement Analysts
  • Managers
  • Project and Program Managers

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Rachel Werner

Rachel Werner, Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, a women-owned consulting firm located in the Washington, DC Metro area. She has over 16 years of experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. Due to her experience as a project manager, grant seeker and grant manager, she has expertise in the full lifecycle of grants activities, and currently provides fundraising, project management and strategic planning support to nonprofit, public sector and for-profit clients. Since the beginning of her career, she has helped to garner nearly $35 million in grants and contracts and has managed over $2 billion in grant funding.

She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor in Arts and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She has also obtained a Certificate in Grants Management (2012), is a certified Project Management Professional (since 2014), and is a Certified Grants Professional (since 2010). She is actively involved in the Grant Professionals Association and regularly conducts in-person and online trainings, most notably at the Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference, the National Grants Management Association Annual Conference, CharityHowTo, Candid, Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Linda Howard

Linda Howard, President of Howard Consulting, helps nonprofit leaders who want to improve the performance of their projects and teams so they can build stronger businesses and have greater impact.

Linda uses project management concepts with the Everything DiSC Workplace® behavior assessment as tools for building stronger teams. Through seminars, workshops, and facilitated meetings and retreats, she helps teams better understand each other, build more effective work relationships, and achieve better results from their projects and programs.  Linda is also a Project Management Professional, a Certified Management Consultant, and an Everything DiSC® and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® facilitator.

On a personal note, Linda is absolutely in love with the outdoors and can often be found wandering in the woods, kayaking on a lazy river, or searching for a quiet place to enjoy the next sunset.

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