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Posted on: August 3, 2016 by Charity First

Specialized expertise is often essential to ensure that nonprofits get the right insurance coverage. And that expertise isn’t easy to find.[...] Read More


Posted on: May 31, 2016 by Charity First

Here's how to boost your clients' nonprofit social enterprise funding.[...] Read More


Posted on: May 11, 2016 by Charity First

Content marketing for nonprofits can be a challenge, but not with this fool-proof guide.[...] Read More


Posted on: May 3, 2016 by Charity First

Social media success requires finesse and practice, so follow these simple tips.[...] Read More


Posted on: April 26, 2016 by Charity First

How to successfully brand a nonprofit organization.[...] Read More


Posted on: April 4, 2016 by Charity First

A closer look at the common risks that nonprofits face.[...] Read More


Posted on: March 15, 2016 by Charity First

These simple recommendations can ensure your clients retain their donors for years to come.[...] Read More


Posted on: March 7, 2016 by Charity First

Economic realities have been harsh over the last few years. While the economy fluctuates, it’s important for nonprofits to examine their business models to determine their effectiveness and improve the components that need updating.[...] Read More


Posted on: February 24, 2016 by Charity First

The 3 key parts of a volunteer handbook.[...] Read More


Posted on: January 28, 2016 by Charity First

About Money, a financial services website, says the types of organizations that qualify as FBO’s are religious congregations, organizations that are sponsored by religious congregations, nonprofits fo[...] Read More


Posted on: January 13, 2016 by Charity First

Since nonprofits are a global business, there are some rules and regulations that apply to these foundations. Anti-bribery compliance laws are now extending to nonprofits that operate overseas. As suc[...] Read More


Posted on: January 7, 2016 by Charity First

Social media and the internet has allowed for an amplified opportunity for people to donate to charities-the very component that keeps them in business. In order to attract potential donors, there are[...] Read More


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: December 15, 2015 by Charity First

In our last post, we discussed the best practices for charity fundraising. Once the motive has been established, it is time to determine which funding model should be used in order to benefit the comp[...] Read More


Posted on: December 9, 2015 by Charity First

As nonprofits exist in order to assist the public, they must have a specific purpose within their communities. Establishing a need for the organization and its plans are the first steps, then comes th[...] Read More


Posted on: December 2, 2015 by Charity First

Nonprofit Risk Management is a vital component to any charity organization’s success. While a variety of exposures exist, assessing and managing these threats should be a top priority.[...] Read More


Posted on: November 11, 2015 by Charity First

As the holidays rapidly approach ‘tis the season for donating. While the emotional appealing ads are likely to fill TV screens in the coming weeks, it is important to ensure your charities are transpa[...] Read More


Posted on: November 6, 2015 by Charity First

A webpage that permitted state employees to make charity donations was shut down after it was revealed that the network was not secure. The issue was discovered by California government officials who [...] Read More


Posted on: October 28, 2015 by Charity First

Two tragedies have occurred within the last two months that have sparked the need for an effective risk management strategy in the nonprofit sector. Two men were both fatally injured when struck by ve[...] Read More


Posted on: October 13, 2015 by Charity First

While most companies tend to solely view their industry’s competition, there is much to be learned from examining and measuring other sectors’ success. A good organization to evaluate is Kickstarter, [...] Read More


Posted on: October 7, 2015 by Charity First

As nonprofit organizations are operated under specific codes and regulations, the tax implications have sparked conversation as of lately. While the myths are untangled, Nonprofit Liability Insurance [...] Read More


Posted on: October 5, 2015 by Charity First

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America have provided youth with a safe place to stay after school to play, study, and develop for decades, throughout the nation. However, as they are a nonprofi[...] Read More


Posted on: September 24, 2015 by Charity First

Charity Navigator, a New-Jersey- based charity evaluation group, recently released a study that indicated the best and worst cities nationwide for charity.[...] 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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


Posted on: September 17, 2014 by Charity First

Reducing Cyber Risk Liability for ChurchesIn a blog post earlier this summer, we explored some reasons why cyber liability insurance for non-profits is necessary, citing that your nonprofit clients ty[...] Read More


Posted on: September 12, 2014 by Charity First

Expelling Common Myths about Non Profit Liability InsuranceOne of the most common misconceptions your clients have about Non Profit Liability Insurance is that their nonprofit of social services busin[...] Read More


Posted on: August 22, 2014 by Charity First

What do Group Homes Need to Know about NPO Insurance?If you have a client who runs or manages a group home, they face many unique risks. Group homes provide shelter to residents who are either handica[...] Read More


Posted on: August 6, 2014 by Charity First

What do Clients Look for in Non Profit Insurance Companies?In our previous blog post, “Understanding the Basics of Non-profit Insurance”, we stressed how your non profit clients have to meet the same [...] Read More


Posted on: July 29, 2014 by Charity First

Non Profit Liability Insurance: Protecting Community CentersCommunity centers are arguably one of the most vulnerable non profit businesses there is when it comes to legal risks. Reason for this being[...] Read More


Posted on: June 30, 2014 by Charity First

Is Executive Liability Insurance for Churches Necessary?In a previous post we explored 3 key benefits of insurance for churches, with one of these benefits being protection for the personal liability [...] Read More


Posted on: June 27, 2014 by Charity First

Understanding the Basics of Non-profit InsuranceMany Nonprofit directors, administrators, and staff often mistakenly believe that they don’t need certain insurance coverages because they don’t have a [...] Read More