Volunteering During a Pandemic

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Pandemics can be scary, uncertain times. Volunteering is a great way to counteract that uncertainty and relieve the stress pandemics can cause, while also giving back to your community and nonprofits. Below are five benefits of volunteering and how to get involved. 1. Volunteering enhances your skills and experience Many people have more time on… Volunteering During a Pandemic Read more »

Protect your organization from a wildfire

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So far in 2020 there have been over 25,000 fires in the United States, and over 90 percent of all wildfires are started by humans. Wildfires can cost nonprofits and Human Service organizations a lot of money in property damage dollars, potentially lost revenue and other expenses associated with a loss. Here are four tips… Protect your organization from a wildfire Read more »

Preparing for a Hurricane

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be one of the most dangerous natural disasters. About a month into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1-November 30), it is predicted to be a busy one1. To help prepare your nonprofit or Human Services organization below are some tips and resources. Remember planning before a storm is the best way to… Preparing for a Hurricane Read more »

Prepare Your Building: Tasks to add to summer cleaning

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Ah, Summer! The time of year that brings thoughts of sunshine, flowers, birds singing and a relief we no longer need to wear heavy clothing. Summer is the time that the days get longer and the temperatures warmer. It can also be the time of year where weather can be the most unpredictable. After winter… Prepare Your Building: Tasks to add to summer cleaning Read more »

Risk Control Technical Advisory: Catalytic Converter Thefts

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According to a National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) study, there were 25,394 catalytic converter thefts from 2008 to 2015, based on insurance claims data alone. The actual number is likely much higher, and the frequency of these thefts is increasing. The NCIB study also reports “catalytic converters are unique in that they each contain a… Risk Control Technical Advisory: Catalytic Converter Thefts Read more »

Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary Gala

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Berkley Human Services is passionate about serving those who serve others, and value the trust that we have earned from our many long term customers. The Nonprofit Highlights blog is dedicated to the mission and purpose of our partnering agencies and organizations. This month we are featuring the Fellowship Place Gala. Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary… Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary Gala Read more »

Important Notice for New York Policyholders

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During the period that Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.13 is in effect, currently until April 28, 2020, any New York resident individual or small business that is experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can provide a written attestation of that financial hardship, may be entitled to a 60-day grace… Important Notice for New York Policyholders Read more »

Important Notice for New Jersey Policyholders

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Pursuant to Bulletin 20-15 issued by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, New Jersey policyholders who may be experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 may request a 90-day grace period for the payment of insurance premiums. Such affected policyholders may elect to have the 90-day grace period take effect retroactively as of… Important Notice for New Jersey Policyholders Read more »

Important Notice for Connecticut Policyholders

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On April 1, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7S, which includes a provision stating that an insurer may not cancel a Connecticut policyholder’s insurance policy based on nonpayment of premium during the time period of April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020, if the policyholder was in good standing with the insurer on March… Important Notice for Connecticut Policyholders Read more »