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Non-owned auto and volunteers – Don’t let them crash!

By Heather Brown
August 18, 2017

Volunteers are one of the biggest assets your nonprofit needs to successfully carry out its mission. Chances are you rely on them to carry out tasks onsite and offsite. Volunteers often drive their personal vehicle to run errands, attend events, or transport children or seniors. If you rely on volunteers for these types of tasks, ...

6 Reasons Every Nonprofit Needs a Volunteer and Employee Handbook

By Heather Brown
August 11, 2017

A volunteer and employee handbook is a collection of policies and procedures that define your organization’s culture and expectations. Gone are the days when handbooks were thought only to be valuable to for-profit businesses. Many nonprofits believe they are too small to implement a handbook or, since they know their volunteers personally, it is a ...

Are Your Records Protected: The Importance of Cyber Liability

By Heather Brown
May 19, 2017

Organizations reported 1,061 cyber attacks in 2016. Nonprofit organizations like yours reported nearly 14% of attacks. Cyber criminals have one goal, to gain access to your sensitive information. They don’t focus on organizational size or type, which means no organization, including a nonprofit, is safe from cyber attacks. There are steps you can take to ...

Protect Your Nonprofit Donor Information from Identity Theft

By Heather Brown
November 11, 2016

Identity theft is a true concern for individuals across the United States and the world. Every day hackers gain access to valuable information. They use this information to wreak havoc on individual’s lives by spending large sums of money and stealing their complete identity. Victims of identity theft are left with a significant mess and ...

Things You Need to Know About Liability Waivers

By Heather Brown
October 21, 2016

Liability waivers are commonly used by all types of nonprofits. They are signed by volunteers prior their official start date or shift. The release states the volunteer assumes all risk of being a volunteer and agrees to not hold the nonprofit liable for any injury. Unfortunately, not all courts favor these types of documents. Even ...

Special Events Mishaps You Need to Avoid

By Heather Brown
October 14, 2016

Lack of planning. Planning starts with an idea but it does not end there. Before going full-force, brainstorm every possible step required for successful implementation. Answer the common questions: What, who, how, where, and when? What is the event? What is required to make the event happen? Who is in charge of the event? Where ...

Policies & Procedures: How Often Do Nonprofits Need to Update?

By Heather Brown
September 30, 2016

Keeping policies and procedures up to date is a vital task and one you need to put on instant replay. As a director, your schedule is probably overwhelming already. Here is some good news: This is a task you can delegate!...

Domestic Violence Shelters: Increase Community Support

By Heather Brown
July 29, 2016

Domestic violence shelter’s directors and volunteers face many challenges and struggles to keep the shelter doors open. Take steps to educate your local community on who you are, who you help and what you need.  Increased community involvement directly impacts the number of women and children you are able to help.   ...

3 Things You Need to Know About Insuring Your Youth At Risk Organization

By Heather Brown
July 15, 2016

Insurance is one of the most important steps in running a Youth at Risk Organization. Several youth at risk organizations across the country have received lawsuit papers. Spend time researching insurance agents that specialize in nonprofit youth at risk insurance.  They will better understand your needs and are able to offer insurance solutions that benefit ...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Reporting an Incident

By Heather Brown
July 08, 2016

Reduce your stress during an incident by avoiding these five common mistakes: admit guilt, no compassion, no documenting, forget witness reports, and not reporting the incident. Review these common mistakes with members of your volunteer team.  ...

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