Charities Special Interest Group
What we do
The IRM Risk Special Interest Group was established over 15 years ago to provide practical guidance for charities about managing risk and opportunities by sharing knowledge, tips and best practice amongst sector professionals. Our overall aim is to increase the sector's knowledge of risk management best practice, to explore practical solutions for managing sector challenges (such as new regulation requirements), and provide opportunities for risk professionals to learn from one another and share up to date risk management practice.
At the moment we are hosting occasional webinars on topical subjects for the sector. Historically we have held around 3-4 face to face events Meets throughout the year to host special events for IRM members. All work focuses on providing practical risk management advice on topical issues.
For all enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2021, the SIG’s theme of the year is managing emerging risks. Our events and publications will provide sector insights and experiences, as well as explore issues related to how charities can identify, manage and embed techniques to tackle emerging risks.
Upcoming publications for 2021
- Emerging Risks in the charity sector
- Risk Culture
- People Risks
How to join the IRM Charity Risk SIG
If you want to learn more about risk management and how the sector manages it, if you want to share your knowledge and learn from your peers, or if you simply want to keep in touch with what’s happening then please join our mailing list where we will ensure that you receive invitations to our events, copies of our publications when launched, and our newsletters.
You can also follow us on LinkedIn.
How IRM's Charities Group helps organisations manage their risks
Watch the video below to hear Alyson Pepperill give insights into IRM's Charities Special Interest Group (SIG).
Group Co-Chair: Alyson Pepperill
Group Co-Chair: Paula Karlsson-Brown
Group Events Lead: Steph Jackson
Secretary: John Greenwood
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The impact of supply chains on the charities sector
|Date:||Tuesday, 26th October 2021|
|Time:||13:30 - 14:15 BST|
How is your organisation addressing the Sustainability agenda?
|Date:||Friday, 23rd July 2021|
|Time:||13:00 - 13:45 BST|
Risk and resilience reimagined
Please click here to view the paper
|Date:||Friday, 28th May 2021|
|Time:||13:00 - 14:00 BST|
Virtual lunch catch up
|Date:||Friday, 30th April 2021|
|Time:||13:00 - 13:45 BST|
Risk & Resilience
Please click here for the presentation's slides
|Date:||Thursday, 28th January 2021|
|Time:||14:00 - 15:00 GMT|
Crowe UK and IRM: Perspectives across the sector - the Nursing and Midwifery Council
To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.
To view the presentation slides, please click here.
|Date:||Wednesday, 16th September 2020|
|Time:||16:00 - 17:00|
Coping with Covid-19
|Date:||Thursday 10 October 2019|
|Time:||13:15 - 16:30|
|Location:||Ecclesiastical Insurance, 24 Monument St, London EC3R 8AJ|
If you are interested in managing regulatory risk, please hold this date and time as our next seminar event will introduce our guides on regulatory risk management and assurance. As usual, the event will include an interactive session to gain your insights and to demonstrate how the guides can help on a practical level. We should also expect to hear from a regulator (or two) about their thoughts on the topic and a peer about how they have tackled this subject.
Establishing a positive risk culture
|Date:||Thursday 23 May 2019|
|Location:||Lloyd’s of London, 1 Lime St, London EC3M 7HA – Hopper Room, Lloyd’s Lab|
This seminar will launch the two guides we have issued on regulatory risk management and assurance, as well as hear from regulators and provide members with the opportunity to engage practically with the processes outlined in the publications.
Risk Culture Lloyd's slides: click here
IRM SIG Culture Seminar slides: click here
Implementing the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model - the challenges webinar
Tuesday 30 April 2019
The webinar is now on-demand, should you like to view it again. Use the link below to enter the webinar at any time.
During 2021 we are planning to issue a series of publications on Emerging Risk management.
IRM Charities SIG practical guides
- IRM free guidance for charities and voluntary organisations
- Tools for stakeholder mapping (2018)
- Technology and cyber security: Tackling the risks (2019)
Getting started with risk management
- Risk Management for charities: getting started flyer (updated June 2018)
- Risk Management for charities: getting started guide (updated June 2018)
- 'Getting Started' presentations
Getting Better with Risk Management
- Getting Better
- Getting Better Risk Maturity Framework
- Risk management for charities: Getting better (February 2017) - presentation
- Risk management for charities: Setting your risk appetite (February 2017) - presentation
- 'Setting the risk appetite' flyer
- 'Setting the risk appetite' guide
Risk and Regulation
- An introduction to understanding and managing regulatory risk
- Tool for providing assurance on regulatory compliance