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Responder Liaison & Go Bags

An important, yet often overlooked part of your organization’s emergency action planning should be to create a partnership with your local law enforcement by assigning a responder liaison to work with emergency responders. The responder liaison should be knowledgeable with your facilities emergency and security procedures as well as floor plans. Your responder liaison should […]

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The Nitty Gritty of a Risk Committee

The Nitty Gritty of a Risk Committee

The Nitty Gritty of a Risk Committee is the title of a Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman. The article states, “Let’s form a committee!” is the frequent battle cry of nonprofit leaders facing a complex problem for which there are no obvious, immediate or cheap solutions. When more than one […]

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Calling 9-1-1 Best Practices

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call and April is National 9-1-1 education month. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) suggests following these best practices whenever calling 911: When to call; If you are unsure of whether your situation is an emergency, go ahead and call 911. If you call 911 by mistake, […]

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Verifying Identity

Many membership-based youth serving organizations have taken steps to protect their children through implementing policies that require screening members against a sex offender registry. One very important, yet often overlooked, step in implementing these policies is to verify the identity of potential members when they submit membership applications to ensure the use of accurate identifying […]

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Drop-in Childcare

Drop-in Childcare

Many organizations provide Drop-in Childcare or Babysitting programs as a benefit of membership or add-on service to their members and participants. All too often, these programs do not adhere to the same policies and procedures as licensed childcare programs located in the same building. Sometimes the same child enrolled in a licensed childcare program during […]

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A Blueprint for Facility Risk Management

A Blueprint for Facility Risk Management

A Blueprint for Facility Risk Management is the title of an article by Eric Henkel from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) featuring additional insights on facility risk and safety, from our own Mike Gurtler, Managing Partner & Senior Consultant at Safe-Wise Consulting. The article states that Nonprofits own and operate many different kinds of facilities. Although […]

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