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5 Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit

By Heather Brown
March 30, 2012

When owning a business there is always the possibility of getting sued, so it is important, as an owner, to protect yourself as best as possible. Here are five tips to help keep you and your business safe against being sued: Watch what you do and say, this could be used against you. This means ...

Commercial Property: Loss of Income

By Heather Brown
March 28, 2012

You probably have your commercial property insurance to cover your building that your organziation conducts business out of, as well as the contents inside.  One thing you may not be thinking about is, if there should be a fire, what will the organization do while they cannot operate?   Luckily, there is a coverage that can ...

Accident Investigation Plans in Non-profit Organizations

By Heather Brown
March 27, 2012

Once an accident occurs in our Non-profit Organization, we must figure out what caused it (No, not to blame somebody) to prevent it from occurring again. The Sherlock Holmes in us comes out to investigate the situation. The goal is to answer who, what, when, where, why, and how? It is important to start the ...

Creative Fundraising Ideas

By Heather Brown
March 26, 2012

It can be quite time consuming to try to come up with a creative fundraising idea. Most people will just take the easy way out and go with a fundraising idea that they know will make a lot of money, but if you get creative then people will be interested in what you have to ...

5 Tips to Better Public Speaking

By Heather Brown
March 23, 2012

Your heart is racing, everyone is looking at you, and you try to read your paper but get stuck on the words. Sounds like a case of glossopgobia (fear of public speaking) which many people have at least one time in their life. Here are a few tips to being a great public speaker: Body ...

Save money through Safety

By Heather Brown
March 22, 2012

We all know that injuries at a playground are almost impossible to eliminate, but by following some safety tips for your daycares playground, you can limit the injuries without taking away all of the childs fun.  There is one word that you and your daycare can follow that will help prevent these injuries, SAFE: S ...

Safety Audits & Non-profit Organizations

By Heather Brown
March 20, 2012

What’s the point of safety audits? To make sure that the work place and Non-profit Organization environment is safe and all problems are corrected before an incident occurs. There should be set policy and procedures for all work areas that should be inspected and audited. Routine audits should occur once a month to evaluate the ...

5 Types of Flowers for Your Garden

By Heather Brown
March 16, 2012

You walk into your local plant nursery and you see all of these beautiful, great smelling flowers but there are just too many to choose from. You may prefer flowers that are easy to grow, great smelling flowers, or the most vibrant color flowers. Below is a list of many different flowers and what they ...

Nonprofit Bulk Mail Permits

By Heather Brown
March 15, 2012

Does your Nonprofit Organization’s fundraising plan consist of mailing letters to your many supporters and donors?  Are you still mailing these pieces via regular Postal Mail? If you are you should consider investing in a Nonprofit Bulk Mail Permit at your local post office. Bulk mail permits were designed to save Nonprofit Organizations money on ...

Nonprofit Abuse Policy

By Heather Brown
March 13, 2012

A sexual abuse policy should be put into action at your Non-profit organization,  Make sure guidelines are posted, reinforced, and have consequences if someone suffers from the abuse.  A few guidelines that should be followed are: do not refer to the client as “Baby” or “Honey,” do not tell sexual jokes, do not wear provocative ...

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