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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

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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Hitting the Nail on the Head: Prioritizing Safety at Your Nonprofit

Hitting the Nail on the Head: Prioritizing Safety at Your Nonprofit is the title of a recent article by Emily Stumhofer from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC). The article states that countless Center Consulting Clients and Affiliate Members list safety risks at the top of their concerns. Yet some organizations—especially those that aren’t dealing with the […]

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Elevation Training Masks

Elevation training masks have grown in usage as they have been popularized by professional athletes or by popular movies. The masks have been marketed to suggest that they can simulate exercise in high altitude elevations or provide the benefits of hypoxic training. There is limited research on the effectiveness of these devices. These devices can […]

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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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