Nonprofit Risk App
NP Risk - The Nonprofit Risk App helps you build nonprofit enterprise risk management (ERM) plans. It was developed by non profit leaders with non profit leaders in mind. It is designed to make risk assessment and enterprise risk management easier for busy nonprofit executives. NP Risk guides users through a process of finding and managing risk in their own organization. The app allows users to create a tailored risk management plan and implementation tracker fashioned expressly for not-for-profit organizations and NGOs.
Using functionality designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, NP Risk guides you through a risk analysis and the development of an enterprise risk management plan that goes beyond financial and programmatic risk and into all areas of non profit operations. NP Risk will help you identify and prioritize risk by location and degree of severity, create mitigation strategies and build a risk management framework for continuous risk monitoring and mitigation. Using NP Risk will help you reduce exposure to risks in your own organization.
You can use NP Risk to create a customized ERM plan that will allow you and your team to:
1. Identify risks by location and potential causes. Create a RISK LIST by program, department or function.
2. Turn your Risk List into a RISK REGISTER that rates the severity, likelihood and damage risk can do, and determines how vulnerable your organization is to risk in key areas of operations and programming. The Risk Register will capture essential risk details and rank order priority risks.
3. Develop MITIGATION ACTION activities tailored to managing, preventing or eliminating risks and link mitigation actions to owners and deadlines.
4. Create a MITIGATION LOG to track the progress or completion of Mitigation Actions.
Use NP Risk to improve performance, limit costly crises, reduce worry and preserve resources for mission-critical activitie
Gail B. Nayowith
Gail B. Nayowith is the Principal of 1digit LLC a project management and consulting practice formed in 2015 to work with nonprofits, government and philanthropy to solve complex problems and build solutions that increase performance, impact and reach. 1digit is certified as a New York City MWBE.
Gail has a track record of accomplishment in leading vital organizations operating in dynamic urban environments and in securing policy wins for children and families. She is a trusted advisor, strategist, design and implementation partner with government, policymakers and human service sector leaders. Her 1digit portfolio includes nonprofit, government and philanthropic organizations from start-up and legacy operations to turnaround and whole system redesign situations. Some recent projects include developing: NYC’s first criminal justice diversion and substance abuse treatment initiative - HOPE - for the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office; a road map to quality pre-kindergarten for the City of Nashville; a performance and risk management system for a runaway and homeless youth organization with a global footprint; digital advocacy tools - an RFP/procurement rater and vendor satisfaction report card - for a citywide network of human service providers; a strategic plan for a national service and civic engagement organization; a digital risk assessment/stress test for a nonprofit consultancy; and, an operations redesign plan for a NYC-based foundation.
Gail started her career in New York City government and has led three nonprofit organizations: Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and SCO Family of Services. She also serves on the boards of the Kenworthy-Swift Foundation and Cities of Service, is a member of the New York City Board of Health and chairs the NYCDOHMH Community Services Board. Gail also co-chairs the New York State Children’s Medicaid Redesign Team that is tasked with developing and rolling out an integrated health and behavioral health care system for children with serious emotional disturbance and substance use needs, medically fragile children and children in foster care. Nayowith publishes occasionally and speaks publicly on matters of child and family policy, human service financing, child well-being, children’s mental health, family homelessness, child care and nonprofit management, analytics and performance. She is coauthor with Jesse Feiler of The Nonprofit Risk Book — Finding and Managing Risk in Nonprofits and NGOs published by De|G Press.
Jesse Feiler is an author and developer focusing on nonprofits and small businesses using innovative tools and technologies. Active in the community, he has served on the boards of Mid-Hudson Library System (including three years as president), Philmont Main Street Committee, Philmont and Plattsburgh Public Libraries, HB Studio and Playwrights Foundation, Plattsburgh Planning Board, Friends of Saranac River Trail, Saranac River Trail Greenway, and Spectra Arts.
His apps include NP Risk — The Nonprofit Risk App (with Gail Nayowith), Saranac River Trail, Minutes Machine, and Utility Smart. They are available through Champlain Arts on the App Store at http://bit.ly/ChamplainArts.
His large-scale projects have included contingency planning and support for open market monetary policy and bank supervision operations for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Systems Development and Data Processing functions as chief of the Special Projects Staff and the System Components Division; implementation of the Natural Sales Projection Model at Young & Rubicam (the first computer-based new product projection model); development of the Mac client for Prodigy to implement their first web browser; management information systems and interfaces for legal offices, Apple, and The Johnson Company as well as consulting, writing and speaking about the Year 2000 problem. Smaller-scale projects for businesses and nonprofits have included design and development of the first digital version of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color (for Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Yale University Press), database and website development for Archipenko Foundation, along with rescue missions for individuals and organizations who found out about contingency planning when they least expected to learn about it. Together with Curt Gervich, Associate Professor at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, he created Utility Smart, an app to help people monitor their use of shared natural resources.
He is founder of Friends of Saranac River Trail and of Philmont Main Street Committee. He is heard regularly on The Roundtable from WAMC Public Radio for the Northeast where he discusses the intersection of society and technology. He is a speaker and guest lecturer as well as a teacher and trainer specializing in the business and technology of iOS app development. He also provides consulting services for organizations that need help focusing on their objectives and the means to achieve them with modern technology. He is co-author with Gail B. Nayowith of The Nonprofit Risk Book as well as The Nonprofit Risk App — NP Risk).