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Introduction to Risk Management: Wed Nov 14th, 2pm-3pm

This short webinar provides learners with an opportunity develop a basic understanding of Risk Management within an organisation and the tools which can be employed to minimise risk.


Understand Risk

  • Identify and discuss examples of risk in an organisation (good risk / bad risk)

Understand Risk Categories

  • Governance
  • Strategic
  • Compliance (Legal or Regulatory)
  • Operational
  • Financial
  • Environmental or External

Understand Risk Management and Know Why It Is Important

  • Evaluate risks / Prioritise risks
  • Monitor risks and report on their management
  • Reduce possibility of reputational damage

Understand What Makes a Good Risk Management System

  • Risk Management Process
  • Risk Register
  • Monitor and Report


Target Audience:

Anyone within a nonprofit organisation needing a basic understanding of risk and how to manage it.


  • Understand the nature of risk in nonprofit organisations
  • Categorise risks
  • Understand Risk Management and know why it is important
  • Understand what makes a good Risk Management System 


Andrew Madden, Carmichael Centre Training and E-Learning Officer, has a long history of working with community, voluntary and nonprofit organisations for many years. Educated in Project Management, Management Principles and a certified Microsoft Master Instructor, Andrew has successfully worked within the sector to develop IT skills as well as having experience in running his own business.  Andrew developed the e-learning Risk Management Module also available from www.carmichaelcentre.ie 

Andrew was a member of the Council of GAISCE, The President’s Award for Young People (2012-2018) and a member of the Board Oversight Committee of Meath Street Credit Union (2014-2017). In April 2017 Andrew was awarded a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and in 2018 he was awarded a Diploma in Digital Marketing & Strategy from Dublin Business School.