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Common Questions on Volunteer Liability and Insurance, Answered – Part 3

In this post, we answer one of the most common Google questions regarding volunteer engagement. What is volunteer insurance? There are three types of insurance designed specifically for volunteers: Accident medical – This coverage pays the medical expenses incurred when a volunteer is injured, up to the policy limit; e.g., $50,000. Coverage is available either […]

Great Resources For Volunteer Managers In the New Ellis Archive

Throughout her career, Susan J. Ellis was a passionate supporter of volunteerism, and a very influential pioneer in the field. Today, the Foundation named in her honor continues her work by fostering professionalism in the volunteer management field. To carry on this valuable support for volunteer managers, The Susan J. Ellis Foundation recently announced the […]

Common Questions on Volunteer Liability and Insurance, Answered – Part 2

In this post, we answer some of the most common Google questions regarding volunteer engagement. Do you need employer’s liability insurance for volunteers? “Employer’s liability” refers to the section of a workers compensation policy that covers defense costs, settlements or judgments in the event that an injured employee decides to sue the employer for negligence, […]

Want vs. Need: Insurance for Nonprofits

Because operating budgets are always tight, managers at nonprofits must construct their insurance programs so that “need to have” coverage is always in place, and “nice to have” coverage added as circumstances permit. Here is a guide to nonprofit insurance requirements; what is needed and what is a luxury. Need-to-Have Volunteer Insurance Coverages Responsible nonprofit […]

Points Of Light Conference To Include VIS Webinar On Volunteer Risk Management

The Association of Leaders In Volunteer Engagement (www.volunteeralive.org) is including a VIS Webinar on volunteer risk management in its content channel for the Points of Light annual conference June 10-12. This year, the conference — the premier annual event for volunteer-based organizations — is being held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (More information and […]