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Risk Management

A clear path to slips-and-falls prevention

A slip-and-fall accident is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury and death in the United States. In fact, the National Safety Council identifies slips and falls as the cause of death for 14,500 people each year, with adults…

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Risk Alert: Lending a hand in hard times

If your organization is considering acting as an emergency shelter and providing for the community at large after a severe weather disaster, make sure you have what people will need. Ask yourself the following questions: Does your facility have adequate:…

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Avoid Food Contamination in the Kitchen

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is comforting to know there is no evidence that handling or consuming food leads to the spread of the virus. However, it is always a good idea to take extra precautions…

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Stay Secure With Online Donations

Even before the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic put a hold on large gatherings, many organizations were starting to embrace virtual and do-it-yourself fundraising events. These kinds of events are appealing because they allow fundraisers to reach people who otherwise might…

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Volunteer Safety and Management

Volunteers are the backbone of many nonprofits, houses of worship and other organizations that serve the greater good. It’s important, then, to keep them safe—and to make sure they are safe for your organization. One of the first steps is…

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Stay Safe When Using Social Media

If you’re not using social media in your organization, you’re missing out on an important opportunity to connect with the community you serve. But, there are inherent liability risks in increasing your use of social media. That’s why you need…

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic highlighted the benefits of technology for both personal and professional use, technology use already was on the rise in both corporations and nonprofits. At CM Select, we provide insurance for many nonprofits and keep a…

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Avoid Frozen Pipes

Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

In an uncertain world, there’s one fact we know for certain — pipes will freeze when the weather becomes cold. While insurance covers this unfortunate occurrence, it’s a much better situation for your organization if you take precautions to prevent…

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Background Check

Background Checks Are Not Enough

It’s every organization’s worst nightmare: One of its volunteers becomes the subject of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct involving a child. You’d like to think it could never happen to you. But, you never know when a predator could…

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