While non-profit entities have a lot of risk overlap with for-profit businesses, they don’t have all the same needs. In fact, they have quite a different set of them in a lot of ways. You don’t typically have to worry about protections for inventory or delivered goods unless your non-profit actually makes things or runs a shop as a fundraiser, and that’s not as common as people would think. You do often have to cover employees, both with workers compensation and with liability coverage that protects you financially in the event that your organization or its representatives are also liable for the injury. You also need liability protection for the public if they visit, which is common for businesses too. But what about your volunteers?
Insurance for Volunteer Staff
Your volunteer base is usually not covered by the same protection as your workers, but they are also on site more often than the general public, and they perform roles the public doesn’t perform for your organization. That means the exposure you have to liability is different for them than for the public, so your insurance should reflect it. Moody Insurance understands this well enough to put together an excellent primer on the difference between insuring employees and volunteers, so check it out as you figure out the rest of your non-profit’s risk management strategy, and then consider your options for soliciting quotes to get set up with the insurance for non-profits you need.