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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Managing Nonprofits in the 21st Century—A Risk Perspective


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL

Free Workshop; RSVP Required

(no more than 2 individuals per organization)

About this Session: This session will delve into concrete steps that a nonprofit can take today to create a permeating “culture of risk awareness.” Beginning with the technical aspects of risk transfer—insurance and policy review—we will highlight the red flags that could put your organization at risk. We will then cover some basic “duty of care” priorities that every nonprofit should integrate into its operations. You will leave armed with great resources that will help in your dealings with the board, staff, volunteers, and events as well as some ideas for collaboration.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Management Staff, Board Members

Peter A. PersuittiAbout the Presenters: Peter Persuitti leads Gallagher’s Global Nonprofit Practice, focused on strategically marshaling its financial services in insurance, claims, benefits, 403 b consulting, risk management, alternative risk transfer (ART), pooling and training for the benefit of the charitable sector.  Over more than 35 years Peter has served in leadership positions of nonprofits (education, healthcare, foundations), technology, reinsurance and now the brokerage consulting world.  As many as 20% of Gallagher’s 14,000 employees around the world touch the servicing of more than 15,000 nonprofit clients. Gallagher is the 4th largest broker in the world.




Matt Dietz is always happy to discuss how to be a better protector of your organization’s mission through risk management so your nonprofit can continue to work toward solving our society’s tough problems. He brings to this discussion the knowledge of 12 years of risk management and 2 years of professional nonprofit experience as well a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.  Matt has served on many nonprofit boards in his native Greater Cincinnati area in which he oversaw fundraising, event planning, volunteer management and strategic planning. He was also on the founding committee of a successful Cincinnati nonprofit as well as chairman of a renovation project that saved a children’s home $25,000.

During the course Matt’s risk management career he has held positions as an underwriter, a business development specialist and his current position of nonprofit sector analyst at Arthur J. Gallagher in Itasca, IL. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and is soon to be licensed in risk management in the State of Illinois.

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