Why Volunteers Need Separate Insurance

Do volunteers need insurance? Many organization owners assume that volunteers have immunity in both federal and state laws. Volunteer immunity laws are common, but they almost always contain a provision that the volunteer’s immunity only applies to claims that exceed the insurance policy limits carried by the nonprofit. That means both the nonprofit and/or its […]

What Kinds of Insurance Coverage Should a Nonprofit or Volunteer-Driven Organization Have?

There are important guidelines for nonprofit organizations to follow to carry out their mission without creating further risks for themselves. Just as businesses need insurance to protect their employees, operations, and bottom line, so do nonprofits. However, nonprofits and volunteer-driven organizations do not function quite like traditional businesses, and they thus have different insurance and […]

Celebrate International Friendship Day

Today marks International Friendship Day. The tradition started in 1998 when Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship by the United Nations. Later, in April 2011, the UN first recognized July 30 as International Friendship Day as a day to celebrate friendships and help bridge the gap between race, culture and religion. […]

6 Healthy Advantages of Volunteering

At this point, you’ve probably heard all of the pros about volunteering. You can make a difference in the community, you can impact future generations, you can simply brighten someone else’s day, and so on and so forth. There are no limits to all of the positives that go hand-in-hand with an altruistic lifestyle. But, […]

Unclaimed Property — Can Your Nonprofit Claim It?

Fundraising is tough! It’s possible there are valuable assets just waiting for your nonprofit organization to claim with very little effort. Unclaimed property, also known as abandoned property, typically involves intangible personal property that belongs to an individual or organization, but which is turned over by financial institutions and other organizations to states’ unclaimed property […]