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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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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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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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Safety Matters: The Risk of Violence While Helping Others

While nonprofit organizations are working to help society, they are not immune to the danger of violence present in all workplaces. The risk of violence either involving an outsider or between two employees remains a serious safety and health issue—even in a nonprofit organization. Identifying Your Risk Although risk in nonprofit organizations depends greatly on […]

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Nonprofit and Faith-based Risk Insights: Protection for Nonprofit Organizations

Liabilities for the Board of Directors Nonprofit organizations provide essential social services that benefit communities and their members. These organizations cannot survive without a solid volunteer Board of Directors assigned to elect officers, adopt policies and make major financial decisions for the organization. Although the members of the board are volunteers, there is a certain […]

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Risk Insights – Protecting Donations at Religious Organizations

Donations or tithes are a critical part of operations at a religious organization. The money collected may be used to keep your organization afloat or give back to the community. While most people view their religious organization as a place of peace and trust, there are those who may take advantage of that atmosphere to […]

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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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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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Why Maintenance Matters

It’s easy to overlook property maintenance for a number of reasons, including busy schedules and tight budgets. But it can also happen just because staff members are so familiar with the property that they don’t recognize slowly developing problems or hazards. With regular facility maintenance, you can avoid injuries to people, damage to your facility […]

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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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