Episode 33

Published on:

18th May 2022

Risk Mitigation for Nonprofits

What kind of risk mitigation does a nonprofit have to be concerned about? What about data security? How do you keep your donor’s information safe? To discuss the threats that your organization could face, how to avoid them, and how to prepare for them is Tony Olivo, Director of Investigative Services for CSI Group and a Board Certified Professional Criminal Investigator.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What kind of risk mitigation do nonprofits need to worry about? 02:25
  • What should you be looking for in hiring staff besides a criminal record? 05:12
  • Why are background checks so important for nonprofits? 07:27
  • How can you protect your organization from identity theft? 08:25
  • Business due-diligence: what can happen if you don't do your homework 12:52
  • Online background checks are good enough, right? 14:50
  • How can you do a risk assessment? 16:30
  • How do we keep our event guests safe? 20:49

Coaches Corner - We have been applying for grants but haven't been successful, should we stop trying and focus on other fundraising efforts, or wait to see if we get a grant? 24:30

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About the Podcast

IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
The show explores the landscape of the nonprofit organization and best practices from nonprofit experts. Get advice on how to solve the problems plaguing your nonprofit with your host Joe Turner of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a full-service nonprofit consulting company helping nonprofits across the country. Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.

About your host

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Joe Turner

For more than 20 years, Joe had successfully programmed radio stations in Detroit; Lansing, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and southwest Florida. Joe left the day-to-day radio world in 2007 for the nonprofit world when he joined Hodges University as its Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. In 2021, he joined Soukup Strategic Solutions as the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications. Joe continues to run his own voice over company where he offers commercial and narration voice over services and has won three Telly awards for his work. He is a native of Detroit where he attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. In his spare time Joe loves to cook, is a musician and a self-professed “foodie.”