A Blueprint for Facility Risk Management

A Blueprint for Facility Risk Management is the title of an article by Eric Henkel from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) featuring additional insights on facility risk and safety, from our own Mike Gurtler, Managing Partner & Senior Consultant at Safe-Wise Consulting. The article states that Nonprofits own and operate many different kinds of facilities. Although in other business functions, risk may be less visible or apparent, the facilities we occupy are under our feet and above our heads every day. From warehouses to recreational spaces to commercial kitchens and traditional office space, the facilities that nonprofits occupy provide the infrastructure to bring a charitable or community-serving mission to life. Managing risk in facility use and operations is therefore an integral part of a holistic approach to risk management. Your specific approach to managing facility risks will vary depending on the size and scope of your facilities. A nonprofit that leases space for an office occupied by a handful of staff may share responsibilities among the staff and rely on the landlord in the process. A larger nonprofit with multiple types of facilities may have a dedicated facilities manager, or perhaps a team working together on various facility issues, such as managing maintenance, expansion, and facility rentals. Consider the following topics and tips as you work to strengthen facility risk management in your nonprofit. Click HERE to read the full article.

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