Why Nonprofits Should Consider Employment Practices Liability Insurance

The good thing is that most of you, if you have directors and officers liability insurance, already have employment practices liability. Nonprofit management liability policies most often include both coverages. But you should check to make sure before assuming your policy includes this key coverage The fact is, that according to Pamela Davis, CEO of Nonprofits Insurance […]

Why Should Donors Give to ANY Nonprofit Organization?

It’s a strange question, but it’s potentially a powerful one.  I’m reading a sales book by John Jantsch called Duct Tape Selling (affiliate link). He encourages salespeople to challenge a potential client with the question, “Why choose anything?” (to solve the problem that the salesperson’s product solves). The normal question we (salesfolks) challenge prospects with […]

What Are Your Nonprofit’s Keystone Habits?

Organizations have habits If you looked around your nonprofit, you’d find that people do things a certain way. If you’ve worked for other organizations, you’d be able to compare and contrast the various organizational habits that drive the culture, work, and relationships. Charles Duhigg in his book The Power of Habit talks about how the […]

To Sustain, You Must Sustain

I loved this Tweet  from Gayle Gifford, nonprofit consultant and strategist with Cause & Effect, where she quotes Ron Finley about sustainability (the video is a great Ted Talk, too – go check it out): Ron Finley: Funny thing about sustainability, you've got to sustain it. http://t.co/Xc2NHrmUue — Gayle L. Gifford (@gaylegifford) April 30, 2014 The TED […]

Applying for Insurance as a Brand New, Volunteer-Led Nonprofit?

My insurance agency is unique in that we can handle clients that pay nearly $1,000,000 in premium while also being able to take care of brand new start-up, shoe-string budget businesses. Many of the start-up, shoe-string budget businesses happen to be nonprofits that flow through my department (there are about six agents that work with […]

Learning to Reverse Spiraling Conversations

The other morning, I was attempting to get my 5 year old ready for kindergarten. It wasn’t easy. And our communication soon spiraled out of control. He’s not much of a morning person, and he suffers from an inability to decide what cereal he wants for breakfast. He was a bit more ornery than usual […]