The Nonprofit Times recently reported on tragedies that highlight risks of volunteering — risks faced by nonprofits and the volunteers themselves:
Tragedy has struck twice at fundraising events during the past month, resulting in the deaths of two volunteers, highlighting that special event risk extends beyond staff to fundraisers and volunteers who might not have a direct connection to an organization. White House staffer and nonprofit technology expert Jake Brewer, […]
The article describes steps nonprofits can take to address volunteer risks. In the next few weeks, we will be providing additional suggestions about what to look for when performing a risk inventory including volunteer activities.