What in the World? INGO Risks and Strategies
Nonprofits that work domestically and internationally—frequently known as INGOs—are embracing risk management in record numbers. These nonprofits have always faced risks as part of delivering humanitarian or other human services, or when conducting health, environmental or other scientific research abroad. Recent developments have added new dimensions to their risk profiles that have caused them to elevate risk management practices across their operations. These developments include the impact of the #MeToo movement resulting in greater scrutiny and accountability for organizations and their leadership to prevent exploitation of vulnerable service recipients and/or their staff; new country INGO registration laws that have resulted in INGOs having to terminate operations in countries where they have operated for decades; and new donor safeguarding demands and funding priorities that favor locally-registered organizations. Attend this session to delve into three critical risk themes: local legal registration, safeguarding, and donor funding of local-registered organizations.