Category Archives: Risk Management

Risky

by Daniel Martinage, CAE Do you know where your next biggest threat looms? Having a risk management system in place before you actually need it is imperative for nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes, and that includes large volunteer … Continue reading

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Orientation is the First Step in Training Volunteers

by Jen Lobley Training and orientation are not one in the same. Yet in recent conversations with some of my colleagues, I have noticed that there seems to be a bit of confusion. This became very apparent to me when … Continue reading

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Not So Pretty In Pink

by Daniel Martinage, CAE This past weekend I facilitated a workshop on Keeping Your Board above Board for a small nonprofit organization based in New Mexico. Part of our discussion centered on the need to have crisis plans in place … Continue reading

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Being a Culturally Competent Volunteer

by Christine Laurel If you volunteer your time and talents through an agency or other community organization or if you work with volunteers, training or recruiting, then you know how important volunteerism is in Maine, providing services and minding the … Continue reading

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COULD YOU BE SUED?

By Eileen Buzzello Assuming you are a charitable organization in Maine, maybe not. Maine is one of only nine states in the United States that still follows the common law doctrine of charitable immunity. Under Maine law a director, officer … Continue reading

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Employees and Volunteers–What’s the Difference?

by Bob Moore Do you know the difference between volunteers and employees. Yes – employees get paid and volunteers do not – but there’s a lot more to it than that. The Fair Labor Standards Act defines volunteers as “individuals … Continue reading

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Risk Management Resources from Julie Mulkern

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel Julie Mulkern sent me this Risk Management Quiz, along with a corresponding Answer Key, to include in her recent post, but I couldn’t figure out how to include Microsoft Word documents when publishing a blog … Continue reading

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Better Safe Than Sorry…Managing Risk in Your Volunteer Program

Guest Post by Julie D. Mulkern Although not one of the more enjoyable aspects of our jobs, risk management should be a near-daily term in the management of volunteer programs. Though we may not always have a salient risk management … Continue reading

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