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Posted on: December 29, 2015 by Charity First

As marketing is an essential component of a successful nonprofit organization, an effective strategy is required in order to be prosperous in 2016. A new study found that certain attributes are requir[...] Read More


Posted on: August 26, 2015 by Charity First

Pennsylvania’s uncertain budgets are causing nonprofit organizations to suffer financially. 54 days without a resolution has caused employees to quit and companies to suffer from a lack of reimburseme[...] Read More


Posted on: August 13, 2015 by Charity First

As wrongful employment practices are steadily becoming the firmest growing litigation area, churches need to be aware of the obligations and risks they face as employers. As your clients’ ministries a[...] Read More


Posted on: August 7, 2015 by Charity First

Although becoming a counselor can prove to be a rewarding career, the nature of this profession creates unique risks for your clients that could be harmful. These dangers are important for counseling [...] Read More


Posted on: July 30, 2015 by Charity First

After the tragic June shooting that left nine victims dead at a South Carolina church, pastors are reconsidering the safety protocols of their churches. Security guards and other added safety regulati[...] Read More


Posted on: July 29, 2015 by Charity First

Your nonprofit clients have many considerations to make when crafting an employee benefits package for their staff. Nonprofit employers are met with the task of providing effective health strategies, [...] Read More


Posted on: July 21, 2015 by Charity First

It’s no secret that marketing is integral to a nonprofits’ success or failure. A robust marketing plan will include many factors; methods to increase brand awareness, campaigns asking for donations, a[...] Read More


Posted on: July 1, 2015 by Charity First

By now, most of America is aware of the $100K donation that was turned down by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Their decision to turn down the large donation was a moral one; the donor had give[...] Read More


Posted on: June 26, 2015 by Charity First

In our last blog post, we suggested that non profits could potentially expand their reach by being more inclusive about who they choose to help, using the example of ACH and their decision to open the[...] Read More


Posted on: June 23, 2015 by Charity First

When it comes to expanding their reach and who they help, nonprofits have a lot of considerations to make; how can they utilize their community? Do they need more funding? In addition to ensuring that[...] Read More


Posted on: May 29, 2015 by Charity First

As with any business startup, it’s important to get off on the right foot. Most individuals or groups who want to start a nonprofit know that one of the very first steps they should take is to obtain [...] Read More


Posted on: May 26, 2015 by Charity First

An Orlando church recently came under fire for terminating two lesbian women who were in a relationship. Aloma United Methodist Church has been accused of firing them due to the fact that they were in[...] Read More


Posted on: May 20, 2015 by Charity First

In our previous post, we discussed some of the challenges your clients might face in the course of starting or running a social enterprise, when it comes to funding such a venture. These types of orga[...] Read More


Posted on: May 7, 2015 by Charity First

In the course of your work with non-profit organizations, it’s only natural that you have come across clients who want to start an entrepreneurial organization that serves to solve a problem. These ty[...] Read More


Posted on: April 24, 2015 by Charity First

Late last year, we discussed how when done the right way to run an effective nonprofit job training program, and the benefits of doing so. If your clients’ non-profit or social services agency does de[...] Read More


Posted on: April 17, 2015 by Charity First

The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette launched a new program Monday that will allow its employees to bring their newborn babies to work. The program, called the “Infant at Work” program, will perm[...] Read More


Posted on: March 19, 2015 by Charity First

For any parent who has a child attending a public school, the thought of allowing private non-profits to run a school district is a worrisome one, as parents feel that this would remove all oversights[...] Read More


Posted on: March 12, 2015 by Charity First

Earlier this week, Apple made an announcement that they are contributing $50 million to select nonprofit organizations in order to encourage minority group individuals to work towards a career in tech[...] Read More


Posted on: March 9, 2015 by Charity First

As reported in a recent Huffington Post article, employers in the nonprofit sector expect to hire at a rate that could surpass their for-profit peers in 2015. What does this mean for your clients? W[...] Read More


Posted on: February 18, 2015 by Charity First

As a Commercial and/or Nonprofit Insurance Agent or Brokers, you fight hard to find competitive quotes for each one of your customers. Most of the time, this is a relatively easy process, you can guag[...] Read More


Posted on: February 12, 2015 by Charity First

How to Prevent Non Profit Employee TheftWhen your client or potential client starts a non profit, they have a lot of financial factors to keep in mind; how will they fund the start-up of their busines[...] Read More


Posted on: February 4, 2015 by Charity First

Why Should Non Profit Businesses Go Mobile?The simplest answer to the question of why nonprofit businesses should go mobile is because customers expect it. The customers that are served by your client[...] Read More


Posted on: January 13, 2015 by Charity First

Legal Considerations of Starting a Vocational SchoolWhen your client, or potential client, makes the decision to open or start a vocational school, they are actually starting a new business, and will [...] Read More


Posted on: January 13, 2015 by Charity First

The Importance of Keeping Non Profit Employees SafeIn any type of business, whether non profit or otherwise, employee safety should be a primary focus. As we discussed in a previous post, all types of businesses share the need for workers compensation[...] Read More


Posted on: January 7, 2015 by Charity First

What do Clients Look for in a Church Insurance Policy?In recent years, churches have become increasingly vulnerable to lawsuits and legal claims. It’s important as a church leader for your client to h[...] Read More


Posted on: December 23, 2014 by Charity First

Important Facts about Nonprofit Directors and Officers LiabilityMost business owners assume that a nonprofit’s general liability protects their directors and officers from personal liability. While in[...] Read More


Posted on: December 18, 2014 by Charity First

As a Commercial and/or Nonprofit Insurance Agent or Brokers, you fight hard to find competitive quotes for each one of your customers. Most of the time, this is a relatively easy process, you can guag[...] Read More


Posted on: December 5, 2014 by Charity First

How do Hiring Decisions Affect Non Profit Liability?Since the recession, the unemployment rate for older employees has seen a dramatic increase. While it did drop back down to about 6% in 2010, it sti[...] Read More


Posted on: November 25, 2014 by Charity First

Implementing an Effective Nonprofit Job Training ProgramThere are many goals of a Nonprofit job training program; putting a focus on how to increase career opportunities for low-skilled, low-wage work[...] Read More


Posted on: November 19, 2014 by Charity First

How Church Leaders Can Proactively Approach Abuse Risk – Part 2 Last week, we discussed the prevalence of alleged sex abuse scandals in churches of all denominations across the nation. We explored the[...] Read More


Posted on: November 12, 2014 by Charity First

How Church Leaders Can Proactively Approach Abuse Risk – Part 1There’s no doubt that a very hot button topic amongst churches in recent years is the apparent increase in sex abuse scandals. This is no[...] Read More


Posted on: October 16, 2014 by Charity First

What Exactly Does a BOP Cover for Non-Profits?Non-Profit organizations have big responsibilities; they are usually busy spreading a message, helping the community, hosting fundraising events, and more[...] Read More


Posted on: October 8, 2014 by Charity First

What are the Top Legal Issues for Youth Based Non Profits?For your clients in the non profit realm, legal claims pose a lot more of a threat than just an inconvenience. If faced with a lawsuit, non pr[...] Read More


Posted on: October 1, 2014 by Charity First

Non Profit Insurance Program: The Need for Workers CompWorkers compensation policies benefit both the employee and employer of a business; employees get benefits regardless of who was at fault for the[...] Read More


Posted on: September 26, 2014 by Charity First

Charity Insurance: Crafting Complete Risk Management Strategies Charity Insurance Crafting Complete Risk Management StrategiesInsurance is a crucial part of any charity’s risk management plan, but too[...] Read More