501(c)(fit!) NEXT—Guided Solutions Webinar Series
Participant Acknowledgement Email:
(when people sign up for the guided solutions webinar series, they will need to prepare. This email will help them get ready. They need to receive this info when they sign up.)

Thank you for registering for the upcoming 501(c)(fit!) Guided Solutions Webinar Series; Your Nonprofit Risk Assessment.

Here are some things you should do before we begin, to prepare you to participate fully:
Identify a point person: You will want to have one Board Member and one member of management serve as leaders of your risk assessment process. These leaders will serve as liaisons between the Board and management throughout the project.

Build Your Team: You will want a team to go through the risk assessment process with you. You should consider including your CEO and other members of management who have primary knowledge of your programs, finances, grants, regulatory compliance and business operations. Also consider including other staff, Board members or other volunteers who would bring knowledge and expertise to the process in the areas of fundraising, advocacy, volunteers, institutional history, and special professional expertise.
Set Your Schedule: Share the webinar schedule with your team and schedule some time after each webinar session to review the information presented and tailor it to your organization.

Schedule some opportunities for your task force leaders to provide project updates to your leadership including your Executive Committee and your Board and solicit their input.
Gather Information: Gather organizational documents and share them with your task force members.

Consider including current copies of:
• Form 990,
• Audited financial statements,
• Audit letters to management and audit committee,
• Year-to-date internal financial statements,
• Budget,
• Summary of Grant information,
• Current policies and procedures documents,
• Annual report,
• List of Board and Committee members,
• Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation,
• Other documents applicable to your organization.
Log In Information: Your registration provides you with one log-in to the webinars. Ideally, your task force should be in the room with you to participate in the webinar together.
If you miss a scheduled live webinar, you can view the recorded webinar (ADD INSTRUCTIONS ON

The webinar schedule is as follows:
Session Date and Time
Planning Your Process—starting on the same page
Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:00 to 4:30pm EST
Drivers and Dangers—what factors are key to your survival?
Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 pm EST
What If…Possible Risk Events—where risks and drivers collide
Wednesday March 1, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 EST
How Bad Could It Be?—evaluating potential impact and likelihood
Tuesday March 21, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 EST
Mitigating Your Risk—avoiding, taming, or at least keeping watch
Wednesday April 5, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 EST
Developing Your Action Plan—who, what and when
Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 EST