Nonprofit Resource: OSHA’s Guidelines for Preventing Violence for Healthcare and Social Workers

I highly recommend that you click on this link and read the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers by OSHA. I pray that OSHA is cool with quoting a large chunk of their report, but I wanted to list some of the bullet points they include regarding the special risk factors […]

Nonprofit Risk Management Resource: EEOC Fiscal Year 2014 Report

One of the best ways to manage risk is to understand where other people are running into problems. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues a report each year with all of its enforcement and litigation data.  This report is a powerful tool to help you understand why employees are filing complaints with the EEOC. Why […]

Nonprofit Directors and Officers Liability: Not JUST for Ds and Os

Click here to get a D&O quote for your nonprofit. One of the most frequent requests I get as an insurance agent for the nonprofit stars is this: Find me some Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance! And now! While D&O is NOT the only coverage needed for a nonprofit organization, it is a vital line of […]

Key Insurance Coverages for Nonprofit Residential Foster Care Providers

First of all, if you’re reading this, you probably run or help run a foster care facility of some sort. Thank you for what you do. I know that it is a fulfilling job, but it is often a thankless job. And sometimes the thanklessness of things trumps the fulfillment. Each child you care for […]

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 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 […]