Nonprofit Insurance Digest

Managing Volunteer Risk

Managing Volunteers is a complex process, and we will only touch on the highlights here. However, it is important to preface these remarks on Volunteer Risk Management by pointing out that all Nonprofit Organizations, regardless of their size, must consider risk management in every aspect of the organization's operations. At the very least, every Nonprofit should have a risk management committee, […]
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How are Nonprofit Insurance Premiums Determined

We speak with many nonprofits that want a ballpark premium estimate for their insurance or an endorsement.  Unfortunately, this is next to impossible for us.  While sometimes we provide very rough ballpark estimates for things based on our experience the actual premiums have to be determined by underwriters.  There are many factors that go into determining what your nonprofit insurance program […]
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Claim Defense Costs and Your Nonprofit Insurance

Most liability policies contain two key provisions, the duty to indemnify and the duty to defend. Both provisions are critical, but the "duty to defend" concept is often overlooked or misunderstood. However, it is a key factor in the decision to purchase nonprofit insurance of various types and has a significant impact on risk management.
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What Insurance Limits Does My Nonprofit Need?

This is a question we get frequently and it's impossible to answer.  We can't look into the future to see what might happen that would result in a claim and even if we could there is no way of knowing what the cost of that potential claim would be.  Coverage limit determinations are part of the overall risk analysis all nonprofits should do when reviewing their nonprofit insurance program. […]
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Nonprofit Orgs need GL and D&O Insurance Coverage at a Minimum

I am approached by many nonprofits that say they need General Liability, or they need Directors & Officers Liability but not both. However, I always recommend both because these two coverages are the cornerstones of any effective nonprofit risk management and insurance program. These two coverages provide completely different types of insurance protections for your nonprofit organization.  It is […]
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5 Essentials of Cyber Liability Your Board Needs to Consider

Who ever thought there would be such a thing as Cyber Liability? We all seem to take our electronic devises and ability to communication electronically for granted these days. Unfortunately, the more we depend on these things the more complacent we become about the risks involved. And, that complacency is exactly what cyber criminals’ prey on. Thankfully, there is Cyber Insurance available to […]
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Failure to Insure - A Trap for Nonprofit Organizations

Many smaller or start-up nonprofit organizations struggle to find money in their budget for even the most basic nonprofit insurance coverage. Over and above the ethical consideration that you protect the community and your clients from damages due to the organization's negligent actions, there is an inherent risk to the personal assets of the nonprofit organization's individual directors and […]
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COVID19 and your Nonprofit Insurance

Among all the things that are frustrating about living through the COVID19 pandemic probably the most frustrating is the simple lack of not knowing. We don’t know how to deal with it. We don’t know when we will have a vaccine or if it will work. We don’t know the long-term effects on our economy. And so much more! As you can imagine, we field many questions from our clients about how possible […]
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How to Handle Nonprofit Risk Management

Nonprofits differ from for-profit organizations in several ways – some more subtle than others. Yet all businesses are exposed to a number of risks. Every business, no matter its aims, has a unique risk profile. Unlike their for-profit counterparts, many nonprofits lack the appropriate degree of risk management. In fact, less than a quarter of nonprofits have a dedicated risk manager. This is a […]
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