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Membership / Guest Screening

With new year’s resolutions and cold winter weather setting in, we can expect new faces at our doors this time of year. Now is a good time to review and update your membership and visitor screening practices. Screening is an important layer of our youth protection practices to help decrease the risk of abuse. Does […]

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The Frankenstein Effect: Misclassifying Your Volunteers

The Non-Profit Risk Management Center (NRMC) team fields lots of questions about worker classification. If you misclassify a worker, you increase the likelihood of various downside risks, including financial penalties and poor morale. Read about The Frankenstein Effect to prevent your nonprofit from creating a misclassified monster risk. Dig in deeper with their article Employee or Volunteer – […]

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Safety Leadership: The risks with routine

Achieving and sustaining an injury-free workplace demands strong leadership. In a November 2017, Safety & Health Magazine monthly column, experts Susan L. Koen and Jill Wiltfong from global consulting firm DEKRA Insight share their point of view on what leaders need to know to guide their organizations to safety excellence. Koen is an expert on human reliability, […]

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is the title of a recent article from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC). The article reminds us that Nonprofits are not exempt from sexual harassment claims like those recently in the news for business firms and public agencies. A nonprofit can be held liable for a hostile work environment if it knew, […]

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Teaching Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students, children, and technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital citizenship are the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. NetSmartz workshops, a program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), has released a new online […]

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Rhabdo & Spin Classes

In April 2017, the American Journal of Medicine (AJM) published a study on the effects of spin class causing Rhabdomyolysis, or Rhabdo for short, which is a rare condition brought on by intense or extreme workouts. The AJM stated that the “high-intensity exercise associated with spin class comes with significant risks to newcomers.” If a […]

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