Even though some of your regular volunteer activities might have been suspended or modified because of the current need for social distancing, now can be a good time for other volunteer-engagement opportunities that will be productive both now and when we return to more “normal” times. A recent survey by VolunteerMatch confirmed that volunteers still […]
Risk management in any organization involves holding volunteers, as well as employees, accountable for carrying out their responsibilities.
Cold weather brings its own driving hazards that nonprofits must prepare for. One is simply the effect of cold on the vehicle, as some vehicles become difficult to handle and the driving becomes much more dangerous. These conditions call for adequate car insurance for volunteers and careful consideration of how to safely get to your […]
Falls have been found to be the leading cause of injuries in the workplace, and nonprofit organizations are no exception to this risk. Volunteers sometimes trip on uneven surfaces, or can easily trip on objects left in a walkway. They fall on stairs, slip on slick surfaces, fall when working on ladders and step stools, […]
When you are planning an event for your nonprofit organization, you must consider event safety basics for your volunteers as well as your guests. This may seem like a large task. Start with asking one question: “What could go wrong?” That is the foundational question of risk management, whether for a special event or for […]
As with any business, running a nonprofit organization comes with its own set of risks. When your nonprofit organization is driven by volunteer work and attendance, you have to consider an additional set of risks and opportunities. It’s vital to implement nonprofit volunteer insurance and other measures ensuring volunteer’s work will be done as safely, […]
There are proposed regulations on prices for what can be considered market-dominant mail, which includes much of the mail sent by nonprofit organizations. Postal Regulatory Commission brought about this proposal and if implemented, the U.S. Postal Service can significantly raise prices for certain types of mail that nonprofit organizations greatly rely on. Mail is a […]