7 Amazingly Common Sense Insurance Principles for Nonprofits

Yes. These principles are amazing. And they are common sense. But they aren’t always obvious. You also will not find these 7 principles here in this blog post (although with enough patience and searching, you’ll find the principles discussed throughout the Nonprofit Insurance Blog). You have to click here to go over to the blog at […]

Lean into the Tension and Trust the Process

If you’ve never listened to Brian Koppelman’s podcast, you should (It’s called The Moment with Brian Koppelman). Koppelman is a screenwriter (of Rounders and Oceans 13 fame) who will be coming out with a new show on Showtime called Billions. But this post isn’t a Wikipedia entry on the guy. Go to Wikipedia for that. […]

Nonprofits, Independent Contractors, and General Liability

As a cost-saving move, many nonprofits pay employees as 1099 independent contractors. There are quite a few ramifications of this practice (which I’ll dive into in another post), but I want to point out one key insurance gap that is created. Under a general liability policy (and abuse and molestation liability and professional liability policies), […]

A Radical Reset for You or Your Organization?

  A Radical Reset for You or Your Organization?  Have you ever stepped back from your work and decided to slay all sacred cows? If you were tasked to kill all programs and processes and start from scratch, which programs would you resurrect? Which activities truly serve your mission and vision? For that matter, which […]

A Single Tip on Overcoming Organizational Obstacles

Strangely, this topic is on my mind as a result of listening to a health, wellness, and fitness podcast on overcoming obstacles (The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson). Shawn offers up 5 tips to overcoming any obstacle, regardless of the area of life or business. When I’m struggling with focus or with obstacles, it is usually […]

The Beginner’s Mind and Your Nonprofit’s Work

I’m a pretty non-Zen type of guy, but I do love the concept of Shoshin, or the Beginner’s Mind, from Zen Buddhism. Wikipedia defines it nicely: Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind“. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even […]