Regardless if you rent the space your program operates in or you own it; how you maintain the facility is a direct reflection of your management team. The first impression of a donor is often times sealed when they visit your site location. Keeping you and everyone who visits you nonprofit safe is not always an easy job!
One company dedicated to helping nonprofits reduce their exposure to risk is Charity First which provides a complementary extensive online library of safety articles, which can be found in their Risk Management Resource section of their website.
If you want to make a good impression and also be prepared for any crisis then the information contained below will be and excellent resource.
The following below is assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD
Crisis Management: Advice about responding to a crisis, once it’s already occurred
Facilities Management: Development and management of buildings, offices, computers,
Insurance (Business): Guidelines and advice about buying various kinds of insurance.
Risk Management: Guarding against theft, disasters, etc., and about fire protection, etc.
Safety in the Workplace: About types of workplace injuries, programs to reduce
Violence in the Workplace: Educating about and guarding against attacks and abuse
in the workplace.
Other areas of concern:
Public Entity Risk Institute The mission of this agency is to serve public, private, and nonprofit organizations as a dynamic, forward thinking resource for the practical enhancement of risk management.
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide legal or accounting advice, or to address specific situations. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor to supplement and verify what you learn here.