Posts Tagged: Risk Management

Guest blog: Event liability tips from The Co-operators

Hosting an event can be an important part of any nonprofit’s activities; whether it’s to build awareness about your organization or to fundraise for a specific cause. Making sure you have the right insurance coverage for your event is important to protect you and your organization. But what kind of insurance do you need? Does…

Member Spotlight: Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) educates nonprofits about ‘risky business’

In Alberta’s nonprofit voluntary sector, usually, our top priority is social good. We try our best to make our communities more vibrant, safe and overall better places to live for all Albertans. But, while we have good intentions, we may not always realize the unintended risk that comes with the work we do. Risk for…

Volunteer Screening: Finding the Right Fit Makes All the Difference

This blog was first published on the Community and Adult Learning Program website on November 28, 2017. Volunteer screening is key to your organization’s success – it provides better volunteer matches, improves safety and quality of programs, and reduces risks and liabilities. Screening is about making informed, reasonable judgements about people based on information gathered…

What does Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation mean for your nonprofit?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is coming into full force July 1, 2017 after a transition period of three years. The law prohibits sending commercial emails to Canadians without their consent. Here are some considerations to help ensure your organization is following this legislation: We are a nonprofit! Our emails aren’t “commercial” are they?  Your emails…

From the Vault – Privacy Protection: 4 easy steps

This blog was originally posted August 30, 2016. Earlier this year, we shared three ways that being privacy conscious can improve your organization’s reputation. By being privacy conscious you can help strengthen your organization’s reputation, enhance the trust in your staff, and even increase the loyalty of donors, participants, and volunteers. So what steps can…

Privacy Protection: 4 easy steps

Earlier this year, we shared three ways that being privacy conscious can improve your organization’s reputation. By being privacy conscious you can help strengthen your organization’s reputation, enhance the trust in your staff, and even increase the loyalty of donors, participants, and volunteers. So what steps can your organization take to improve your privacy practices?…

3 ways being privacy conscious can improve your organization’s reputation

In the twenty-first century, data and information are everywhere. Collecting information is truly foundational to everything we do in our daily work. Online activities that collect personal information, fundraising efforts, volunteer screening, and social media put a responsibility on nonprofits to consciously manage people’s privacy, information, and other data. By being privacy conscious you can…

Guest Blog: Volunteers as Staff: Where Labels and Titles Collide

In 2010 alone, 47% of Canadians volunteered 2 billion hours, the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time work positions. Volunteers, who freely offer their services, have become an essential component of our communities and the modern workforce. In the nonprofit sector, we know all too well the benefit volunteers bring to our organizations. For many of…

What you need to know about Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law

On December 4, Federal Minister of Industry James Moore announced that Bill C-28, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into effect on July 1, 2014.  Although Canada’s new anti-spam law comes into effect six months from now, it will face a mandatory review in three years. The legislation is intended to deter spam and electronic…

Guest Blog: Manage your Online Brand – Or Others Will!

It is now 2014 and I’m astonished when I continue to hear nonprofit/voluntary sector leaders say the following about building their online brand: “I don’t trust it. It could be damaging” “How do we control what people will say?” “I doubt anyone will listen to what I have to say” “How do we know anyone…