Non – Profits
A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or nonprofit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization that uses its surplus of the revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization’s shareholders, leaders, or members. Nonprofits are tax exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization. They can operate in religious, scientific, research, or educational settings.
The key aspects of nonprofits are accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith into the organization. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to the donors, funders, volunteers, program recipients, and the public community. Public confidence is a factor in the amount of money that a nonprofit organization is able to raise. The more nonprofits focus on their mission, the more public confidence they will have, and as a result, more money for the organization. The activities a nonprofit is partaking in can help build the public’s confidence in nonprofits, as well as how ethical the standards and practices are.
We work with a variety of nonprofit, volunteer, and social service organizations, including but not limited to:
Nonprofit organizations and their leaders juggle enormous and varied responsibilities each day – from managing tight budgets to engaging volunteers and donors to fulfilling the organization’s mission. Since so many nonprofits are singularly focused on a particular cause, organizations often neglect to identify and protect against risks that could leave the organization and its board members and officers exposed.
Just as any business or organization have risks associated with employees, board members, data or fraud nonprofit organizations of all sizes are not immune. Claims and threats of litigation can be from vendors, donors, competitors, employees and even government regulators. In fact nonprofit organizations file twice as many D&O claims than public and private companies*, 85% of claims filed are employment related* and every nonprofit organization is at risk of a data breach as they keep and maintain donor financial files, employee records, client data, and even volunteer data
We knon nonprofit organizations and has coverage that has been crafted with the flexibility to respond to standalone coverage needs or as one seamless policy suite of coverages. Our Products offers a diverse range of coverages that can protect against management liability risks including exposures faced by directors, officers, managers, and business entities that arise from governance, finance, benefits, cyber crime and management activities.
Our package policies will ensure that all aspects of your nonprofit are covered, from the office where you serve your community to the staff and volunteers you rely upon to fulfill your mission. Coverages include:
You can also add these optional coverages:
- Employee benefit liability
- Equipment breakdown
- Sexual/physical misconduct coverage
Directors and Officers Insurance
Your nonprofit’s board of directors and officers (many of whom are volunteers) could be personally named in a lawsuit against your nonprofit alleging fraud or financial mismanagement. For example, if a board member invests the nonprofit’s assets unwisely and loses everything, a creditor might sue the nonprofit as well as its directors and officers. In such a case, you’d want directors and officers (D&O) insurance to cover the cost of defending the directors and officers and pay any resulting money damages.
As with any insurance coverage, it’s important to understand what kind of claims are and aren’t covered by a D&O policy. Typical exclusions include damages arising from criminal or fraudulent behavior and claims brought by one director against another. But make sure your policy doesn’t exclude employment-related claims, which are the most common ones filed against directors and officers.
Professional Liability Insurance
Similar to D&O coverage, professional liability coverage (also sometimes called “errors and omissions” or “malpractice” insurance) protect against liabilities resulting from mismanagement of the organization, as well as workplace-related claims such as discrimination or sexual harassment. It covers not only directors and officers but also staff, volunteers, and the nonprofit organization itself.