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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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