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Copyright Infringement: A Trap for the Unwary

Copyright Infringement: A Trap for the Unwary

Consider the following scenario which may sound familiar: The time has come to prepare a newsletter for your organization which will ultimately be posted to your organization’s website. To create a more captivating reading experience for your audience, you include some images. If your next step is to search the internet for images to include in your newsletter, that decision may prove costly for you and your organization. The images you find on the internet may be subject to copyright…

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How to practice risk management

How to practice risk management

Constructing barriers to protect your organization from a potential loss, such as a fire or a sexual harassment lawsuit, is critical in protecting and maintaining the longevity of your ministries. Having the right insurance coverage in place is also very important to help rebuild after a fire, or to cover legal fees and costs associated with a lawsuit. However, insurance does not prevent the loss from occurring. How to prevent a loss The key to preventing a loss is to…

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Fire prevention begins with awareness

Fire prevention begins with awareness

As community hubs, religious organizations are used for a variety of purposes. Schools, churches and halls are all used to host events, celebrations and meals that can lend itself to a potential risk of fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that almost 30 percent of the fires in religious and funeral properties were caused by cooking equipment; with nearly one quarter of those fires beginning in the cooking area. As October is Fire Prevention Month, let’s take a…

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