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Risk Management

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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Risk

How to Create a Culture of Risk Management

A house of worship is supposed to be a welcoming place where all feel safe. But who is responsible for creating that atmosphere? Certainly, the rabbi, pastor, imam or other religious leader plays a big part in that process, as…

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Safe Social Media

How You Can Stay Safe With Social Media

Now that more organizations are taking their operations online, social media is imperative to staying relevant and connected to the community. However, it’s important to keep safety and security as a top priority when you develop your social media policy.…

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Security

Property Walks Can Deter Thieves

Over the past 30 years, property crime rates in the United States have continued to drop dramatically. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the number of burglaries dropped by 11% between July 2018 and June…

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