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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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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2017 American Housing Survey found that 52.9 percent of U.S. homes have a prepared emergency evacuation kit and 58.6 percent have an emergency water supply. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) –are you ready? NPM is meant to encourage emergency planning for families and communities to prepare for a potential disaster. The 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. This year, FEMA has set a campaign that emphasizes unique aspects…

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