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We're dedicated to protecting what's important to you, and ensuring the future of your organization. Enjoy these safety tips from our experts so you can focus on what matters most.

Upcoming Webinar - Boards on Board: Managing Governance Risks for Mission Success Shared Values Upcoming Webinar - Boards on Board: Managing Governance Risks for Mission Success

Good governance is often the missing link between a successful organization that’s fulfilling its mission and one that’s struggling to survive.

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What the Solar Eclipse Means for Your Organization In the Community What the Solar Eclipse Means for Your Organization

For the first time since 1979, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, meaning that the moon will completely cover the sun for a period of time that day. While everyone in the contiguous U.S. will be... Read More

Youth Activities: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable Planning Ahead Youth Activities: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable

When school is out and summer activities are in, organizations are looking to fill each day with meaningful activities for youth in their programs. These activities can provide enriching experiences and vast learning opportunities for... Read More

Social Media Policy Must-Haves Part 2: Drafting Your Policy Planning Ahead Social Media Policy Must-Haves Part 2: Drafting Your Policy

The first step in developing a social media policy is to map out your strategy for usage, content and access. That information will make it easier to create a formal policy. When drafting your social media policy, make sure it’s clearly... Read More

Social Media Policy Must-Haves Part I: Brainstorming Planning Ahead Social Media Policy Must-Haves Part I: Brainstorming Social media is a powerful marketing tool. With a social media presence, you can engage stakeholders, connect with your community, gain a broader audience, draw attention to your mission, promote events and programs, and fundraise.

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What the Church Daycare Playground Case Means to You Shared Values What the Church Daycare Playground Case Means to You On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Missouri church daycare center in their dispute with the state over the availability of state grant funds to replace the surfacing of their playground. While the... Read More
Beat the Heat at Your Summer Events Planning Ahead Beat the Heat at Your Summer Events As summer sets in, 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... Read More
Lightning Safety Essentials Being There Lightning Safety Essentials Baseball, barbecues, beaches and ice cream dripping down your cone – these are the things we like to think about in the summer. This week, the National Lightning Safety Council is making sure that’s all you have to think about with their... Read More
You Ask, We Answer: Protecting Your Church from Financial Fraud Shared Values You Ask, We Answer: Protecting Your Church from Financial Fraud Churches are funded primarily by the charitable contributions of members and other donors, but what happens when funds are stolen or embezzled? Does your church have a financial safeguard plan in place? Keeping tabs on your ministry’s... Read More

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