Charities Special Interest Group
What we do
The IRM Charities Special Interest Group was established to provide practical guidance about managing risk and opportunities by sharing knowledge, tips and best practice amongst sector professionals. Our 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.
We hold a variety of events throughout the year that range from networking to professional development focused events, including coffee catch ups, webinars and face events. Previous recordings of events can be found on the IRM website.
All work intends to provide practical risk management advice on topical issues and emerging risks. we also work with other SIGs AND RIGs where relevant to increase our reach.
For all enquiries please contact email@example.com
The Charities SIG, together with risk professionals, has developed several publications to support and improve risk management across the sector. We are very grateful to those who have been involved in developing our publications including the content writers and editors and we are pleased to offer our publications for free on the IRM website. Below are some examples of recent publications.
- Emerging risks in the charity sector updated with the opportunity side of risk
- Resilience and business continuity
- Managing risks in partnerships
- People and recruitment Risks
- Managing opportunities
The IRM Charities SIG will continue to consider how charities can manage emerging risks and resilience, with attention placed on the opportunity side of risk.
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. We will host our first in person event since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to seek feedback to understand key areas of concern for risk managers. One key strategic objective is to increase our membership to ensure we reach as many people as possible. If you are a risk professional or are responsible for managing risk in the third sector, please get in touch.
How to join the IRM Charity SIG
If you want to learn more about risk management and the work of the IRM Charity SIG, 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.
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IRM Charity SIG committee
The IRM Charity SIG committee meet monthly to discuss and agree the activities for the year. At the end of every year the SIG committee meet to discuss priorities and planning for the next year. We seek feedback from the wider Charity SIG via surveys, and welcome any ad-hoc feedback, to ensure the group maximises its impact and focuses on key risk areas. We welcome new members to join the committee, so please get in touch if this is something that interests you.
Group Co-Chair: Paula Karlsson-Brown
Group Co-Chair: Steph Jackson
Secretary: John Greenwood
- Alyson Pepperill
- Roberta Beaton
- Jan Cadby
- Steve Brown
- Steve Griffiths
- Richard Evans
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).
"We used the IRM Charities SIG “Getting started guide” in all of our risk management workshops with directorates and departments.
Workshop participants found the guidance easy to follow and helped them overcome their initial concerns that risk management is difficult and complicated.
Coffee catch-up: Risk Appetite
|Date:||14th September 2022|
|Time:||13.00 - 14.00 BST|
Click here to view the presentation slides
The New World of Resilience
|Date:||29th June 2022|
|Time:||13.00 - 17.00 BST|
Click here to view the slides
Coffee catch-up: WEF Global Risk Report
Coffee catch-up: Emerging Risks
Tackling emerging risks
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