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Church Safety

Are These Hazards Present in Your Church’s Electrical Room?

Chances are, periodically checking your church’s electrical system doesn’t top your to-do list. It may not even make it on your list. But a quick check every now and then is worth it from a safety and cost perspective. Two red flags you’ll want to look for in particular are missing covers and combustible materials, […]

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Church Nonprofit

Data Spotlight – Child Sexual Abuse Is the Second Most Frequent Loss at Religious Institutions

Child sexual abuse is all too prevalent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sexual abuse affects 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys in their childhood. Religious institutions, which commonly rely on volunteers and hold a high degree of trust, are especially susceptible to allegations of child sexual abuse. In […]

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Church Zywave

Nonprofit and Faith-based Risk Insights: Youth Protection Measures for Religious Organizations

As a spiritual safe haven for people to come and worship and learn, it is your organization’s duty to protect the safety of its youngest members. To achieve this, you need to ensure that your environment is fully secure by implementing policies with children’s best interests in mind. This should reduce and help to prevent […]

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Church Nonprofit

How to Protect Your Church from Cyber Threats

In today’s electronically connected world, anyone with a computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks. That is true for churches as much as for any private business or government agency. When hackers can break into Target, Home Depot, Sony, Citibank, the NSA, the IRS and even Facebook, how can you keep your church and the personal […]

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Church Nonprofit

Risk Insights – Recreational Program Risks at Religious Organizations

Religious organizations are increasingly offering activities to engage children, teens and young adults. These activities may include recreational sports or church lock-ins, and they are often chosen because they can foster a sense of community. However, these activities also come with risks to both the children and your organization. Before planning a church lock-in or […]

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Church Nonprofit

Choosing Third-Party Vendors

Whether you need grounds maintenance, snow removal or transportation services, chances are your organization has to work with a third-party vendor. It is always a leap of faith to hire another company, especially if the people you serve will depend on that company as much as they depend on you. Here, Church Mutual offers some […]

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Church Insurance Property and Casualty

When to Review Your Church Insurance Policy

“Is this covered?” Asking your insurance agent this simple question about your policy any time your church experiences a transition or change (or if it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your church’s insurance policy) can help ensure the church remains protected from loss and liability. During an insurance review, you and your agent will discuss […]

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Church Nonprofit

Beat the Heat at Your Summer Events

As summer continues, outdoor activities and events become a natural part of your organization’s programming. Although summer may be the best time of the year, it can also be the most dangerous. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, heat waves are expected to become more frequent, longer and hotter, posing a serious risk to time […]

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Church Nonprofit Property and Casualty

Keep Your People Safe When They Travel

If you run a nonprofit or other organization that works for the greater good, you might find yourself considering international travel. For example, members of your organization may want to bring food or medical supplies to other countries, participate in construction projects, provide educational services or have other reasons for traveling abroad. However, when they […]

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Church Nonprofit Safety

Be Ready for the Next Storm

Whether it’s high winds, large hail, frequent lightning, or flash floods, severe weather has the potential to cause serious injury and property damage. Camps and conference centers in every state have the potential to face severe weather this season. Although severe weather occurs year-round, spring is a time to be on high alert. Now is […]

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