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 »

Customer Payment Experience: Introducing a New World to Berkley Human Services

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In today’s world, cash is becoming less and less prevalent. Debit and Credit Cards, Electronic Fund Transfers, PayPal, Venmo and Bitcoin have replaced paper money. Taps, inserting chips, swipes and three-digit security codes have nearly replaced cash, coins and cashiers audibly counting out a customer’s change. The ever popular, nasally, “Enhh, enhh, enhh” sound emitting… Customer Payment Experience: Introducing a New World to Berkley Human Services Read more »

Preparing for a Flood

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As spring approaches, so does the risk of flooding. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information National Temperature and Precipitation maps (www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/us-maps/), much of the eastern and upper-Midwest regions of the U.S. had above average precipitation from September through February. The dangerous combination of the extra fall rain, melting… Preparing for a Flood Read more »

Fleet Safety Program

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MVR Policy Berkley Human Services

Despite advances in vehicle safety technology and increased driver safety awareness, vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of on the job fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 report, work injuries involving transportation incidents accounted for 40 percent of all work-related fatalities. For human services organizations, this exposure also presents significant liability where… Fleet Safety Program Read more »

At Claim Time, Financial Strength of Your Insurance Company is Paramount

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Berkley Human Services is a member of W. R. Berkley Corporation (“W. R. Berkley”). W. R. Berkley is a publicly traded company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley currently employs over 7,000 people. Did you know that W. R. Berkley… At Claim Time, Financial Strength of Your Insurance Company is Paramount Read more »