I have made a decision to change my insurance carrier to the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC). NIAC is also known as the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (ANI) in many other states. For the same price of my General Liability and D & O premium with my current insurance carrier I can receive insurance from NIAC/ANI plus receive many amazing free benefits which will save my organization a lot of money! NIAC/ANI benefits are:
I really like reading the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Give and Take blog a daily roundup of blogs about the nonprofit world, however I've noticed the folks who write Give and Take tend to write about general sector wide issues or topics that are hot at the moment. That's ok, and many of the posts are very interesting, however I also like reading blogs that provide practical tips and advice for running my nonprofit.
Wow! I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week in DC and I have to say it is the most exhausting conference I attend all year. I think the exhaustion stems from the combination of attending great workshops during the day, then social events in the evening, and preparing for Aspiration's Penguin Day which occurs immediately following the NTC each year.
Aspiration is planning a plethora of events right now so I am in the process of securing event venues right and left.
Here are the steps we take to research and secure a venue for an Aspiration run event.
1. Create a budget for the event with venue costs per-day included as a line item.
2. Estimate number of event attendees and how many plenary and breakout rooms are needed for the event.
3. Determine estimated date and time of the event and event location--city.