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Key Questions to Address in Volunteer Risk Management

There are many good reasons to manage risks that go with volunteer engagement. Obviously, we don’t want anyone to get hurt, but there are other reasons, too. A risk management system:  Protects the organization’s own insurance limits, claims experience, client relations, staff and volunteer relations, and public reputation. Safe operation supports the mission.  Helps attract […]

Payroll and Revenues Decreasing in the COVID-19 Outbreak? You Can Reduce Your Insurance Costs

Your nonprofit organization likely is seeing some adverse impact on your operations and revenues due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. In some cases, cash flow has been significantly impacted and payrolls may have been trimmed, either through reduced operating hours or, God forbid, necessary layoffs. Your commercial insurance policies’ premiums are often based on your best estimate […]

When is the Right Time to Perform Background Checks for Your Nonprofit?

When seeking to retrieve information on someone’s personal background, a nonprofit should first determine what type of screening is appropriate for each staff or volunteer position, then apply that criteria to the specific individual applying for or filling that position. Background checks may consist of examining criminal history, credit history, references from previous employers, motor […]