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Administering a road test is a recommended best practice for agencies as part of the driver authorization process. Satisfactory completion of the road test should be a qualification requirement, especially where clients are being transported. In addition, it also provides an opportunity to coach drivers on any at risk driving behaviors and makes a statement... How To: Driver Road Test Read more »

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Winter time is coming As the daylight gets shorter, it’s a reminder that winter is upon us. It’s also a reminder to take some precautionary measures, now, to ensure your operation makes it through the season without suffering any of the common causes of loss. Freezing Pipes Many parts of the country experienced significant freezing... Prepare your Nonprofit for Winter Weather Read more »

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Many people were online shopping long before 2020. But due to the ongoing pandemic, it is only logical that many more will be doing their holiday shopping online this year. Already, there has been an increase in cybercrime since the pandemic began, so as you shop online this holiday season, make sure you keep your... Shop online safely this holiday season Read more »

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Learn more Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing

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It’s all about the mission! In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit agencies have struggled to keep up with fundraising that they rely on for funding their programs. While some agencies have had limited success with virtual fundraising campaigns, others have had to curtail programs at a time when demand for services is increasing.... Learn more about Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Read more »

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A cyberattack or data breach can cost nonprofits anywhere from a few hundred to a few million dollars based on the size and severity of the breach. While hopefully your nonprofit does not suffer a cyberattack of that size, there are a few steps you can take to protect your assets, reputation, employees and data.... Is your nonprofit ready in case of a cyberattack? Read more »

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Disaster can strike anywhere at any time, so make sure your nonprofit or Human Services organization is prepared. There are a variety of disasters, both natural and manmade, that can affect your organization, sometimes without any warning and little time to prepare. The best way to protect your organization is by having a plan in... Be Prepared for Disasters Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Preparing for a Hurricane

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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 »

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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 »

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