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Risk Management

Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI-RRG) - A tax-exempt nonprofit insurance company whose mission is to be a stable source of reasonably priced liability insurance for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. They do not currently write insurance in Wisconsin, but includes good information for organizations seeking to purchase insurance.

Document Retention and Destruction Policy - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes it a crime to alter, cover up, falsify, or destroy any document with the intent of impeding or obstructing any official proceeding. This act also provides guidance as to how long various documents need to be retained. The linked Microsoft Word document is the current policy for document retention and destruction followed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association.

1997 Federal Volunteer Protection Act: Limited Protection for Volunteers - This Wisconsin Lawyer article provides an overview of the federal legislation intended to provide protection to volunteers.

Legal Handbook for Volunteers, 7'th Edition - Online edition (Free) of the Volunteer's Legal Handbook, by James D. DeWitt

Nonprofit Resources - A provider of nonprofit insurance in Colorado but provides a number of userfull resources and a listing of the types of insurance nonprofit organizations may wish to consider.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center - Offer a wide range of risk management information, tools and services. These services include free risk management advise and an interactive risk assessment software program. The assessment software is free to use, but they do charge a modest fee to print out the report with specific recommendations.

Public Entity Risk Institute - Serves the risk management needs of small nonprofits, local governments, and small business.

Risk Management Section of the Free Management Libarary - Dr. Carter McNamara has compiled a very nice set of materials on the topic of risk management. Most of the materials are short and easy to read and would be suitable as orientation materials for new board members.

WISBAR Nonprofit Business Assistance Program - Small and emerging nonprofit organizations throughout Wisconsin can receive up to two hours of counseling from a business lawyer at no cost. This service is provided by members of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The State Bar of Wisconsin also publishes the Guide for Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations, a handbook for attorneys, board members, administrators, and other professionals who manage or advise nonprofit organizations.

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