2019 Winter Preparedness

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It’s that time of year again. As the daylight gets shorter, it’s a reminder that winter is upon us. It’s also a reminder to take some precautionary measures to ensure your operation makes it through the winter season without suffering any of the common causes of loss. Ice and Snow Most of the country had… Read more »

A Three Step Approach to Cyber Securing Your Nonprofit

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Cyberattacks against small and mid-sized organizations are at unprecedented levels. The differences between large and smaller organizations are the size of the information technology security budget and the resources available. For nonprofit organizations, it can be even harder to secure information technology and personal information because budgets and resources are even tighter than small and… Read more »

The role of the actuary

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Gone are the days when a stereotypical view of an actuary, with their pocket protector and scientific calculator, is a fitting description. In fact, the need and value are so important, Berkley Human Services has a dedicated team of actuaries who help guide strategies and success. In today’s insurance companies you will find actuaries contributing… Read more »

Sonoma County Human Race

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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 Sonoma County Human Race. Sonoma County Human… Read more »

Summer (Safe) Fun in the Sun

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For many nonprofit agencies, the summer season brings outdoor field trips, picnics, summer camps, and other outdoor activities. Along with all the fun also comes increased risk to heat related illness (HRI). For individuals such as children and elderly who may have disabilities and illnesses, the risk can be higher. They may not fully understand… Read more »

Bolton Foundation Throw Down

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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 Bolton Foundation Throw Down. Bolton Foundation Throw… Read more »

Payment Plans

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We read and hear about Social Service funding declines almost on a daily basis. Government funding is becoming more and more difficult for many social agencies. Government shutdowns, budget cuts, and more stringent guidelines are contributing mightily to these difficulties. Many, if not most, of Berkley Human Services’ (BHS) insureds rely on government funding to… Read more »

Flood Preparation

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information National Temperature and Precipitation maps (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/us-maps/), parts of the East, Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest and Southern Plains of the U.S. had record breaking rain in September through November of 2018.  The dangerous combination of the extra fall rain, melting snow and rising… Read more »

Beware of Using Personal Vehicles for Business Purposes

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These days, it seems that many organizations are relying more and more on employees and volunteers to personally carry out business-related activities of the organization. This may include using their own personal vehicles for any number of business-related purposes, such as traveling to off-site meetings, picking up office supplies, attending organization-mandated development classes, or conducting… Read more »