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Hand Tool Safety for Members and Volunteers

If you have projects scheduled for your organization this year, it’s important to have hand tool safety practices in place when power tools are in operation.

Whether you’re building garden beds, volunteering in the community, designing parade floats or fixing things up around your facilities, power tools can expose your organization to many potential safety hazards.

Make sure your organization’s leaders and members work

May 13th, 2022|Non-Profit|

Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Safety

It’s hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner. Now’s the perfect time to consider seasonal maintenance and spring cleaning before hotter weather arrives.

Being proactive and keeping your organization’s facilities in good condition is smart. It not only benefits the longevity of your property, it also improves safety for employees, members and visitors.

Here’s a list of seasonal maintenance and spring

March 23rd, 2022|Non-Profit, Small Business|

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Like everyone, many organizations spend the winter digging out from snow storms. Shoveling snow can provide an opportunity for exercise, help out less-able community members, and build camaraderie. All the same, snow removal can also be risky for employees, members, volunteers and your organization.

Shoveling snow yourself can pose health risks and hiring snow removers comes with added risks to your organization. The

February 10th, 2022|Franchise, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Common Pest Infestations and Prevention

Unwanted pests are a common problem for facilities, where insects, rodents and other small animals seek easy access to food, water and shelter. With warmer weather returning, pests may become a problem at your organization.

These pests can be a problem for your organization in more ways than one. Some pests carry diseases which can cause illness to members, guests and volunteers. Others

April 23rd, 2021|Non-Profit, Small Business|

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication and Strong Passwords

The importance of multi-factor authentication and password security is critical. Often, it is your best line of defense for protecting all your data, devices and systems from unauthorized access. Unfortunately, many don’t take password security seriously, which makes them especially vulnerable to hackers.

Good password security can help protect you from data breaches, network intrusions, malware and viruses. It can also minimize your

February 24th, 2021|Financial, Legal, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Minimizing Your Data Risks with Secure Passwords

Business owners must strike a careful balance between maintaining easy access to digital files and safeguarding the business’s confidential data. Hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, which means it’s more important than ever to use secure passwords for all your files and devices.

To stay safe, your business’s password security must evolve to keep pace with advancing risks. Make sure you understand

How to Screen Volunteers: 8 Tips to Follow When Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers help contribute the skills, manpower and enthusiasm your organization needs to succeed without breaking the bank. But bringing new volunteers into your Post also presents risk, and that’s why all Posts need to screen volunteers.

We would all like the believe volunteers get involved in causes and organizations for the right reasons, but this isn’t always the case. Poor decision-making, dishonesty and

November 24th, 2020|Non-Profit|

How to Stay Safe Outside in the Heat

It’s the height of summer, and many people are excited to be spending more time outdoors after COVID-related closures. But along with the fresh air and sunshine there is extreme heat that can be dangerous to your health.

As your organization schedules activities outdoors this summer, make sure to take the heat into account. It could mean the difference between a fun and

August 3rd, 2020|Additional Groups, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Spring and Summer Driving Tips

Many drivers are happy to trade scraping windshields and snowy roads for spring showers and longer days. But spring and summer weather also present several hazards for drivers. After a long winter, it’s easy to forget just how dangerous the roads can be this time of year, so here is a new list of spring and summer driving tips. 

Spring Driving Tips

Pack Shades

May 27th, 2020|Franchise, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Hiring Professionals for Landscaping vs Using Volunteers

As plant life springs back to life, you’ll need to find someone to do the yard work, gardening, mowing and tree-trimming this summer. Like many, your nonprofit might be weighing the pros and cons of hiring professionals for landscaping versus using volunteers. With volunteers, you could save on budget while engaging the local community. But landscaping and horticultural labor does carry the

May 27th, 2020|Non-Profit|