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), […]

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 […]

The Balance Needed to Protect Your Nonprofit’s Vision

Most nonprofits have to balance many, many priorities and obligations, especially if they have Medicaid contracts or contracts with the state’s Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice. Between raising funds and doing the work and protecting the people you serve and protecting the employees and volunteers who help you do […]

Risk Management Resource: Easy Grants

In my work with nonprofit organizations, one of the recurring themes is revenue generation and development. Essentially, nonprofit and for-profit businesses have a lot in common: They are both businesses. They both require funding to keep going. The best businesses offer goods or services that benefit people, even if only to provide entertainment. The best […]