The (positive)  facts:

  • There were approximately 1, 440,000 nonprofits registered with the IRS in 2013
  • These companies contributed an estimated $904 Billion to the US economy in 2013. (5.4% of the US GDP)
  • 3/4 of all IRS registered nonprofits are 501(c)(3) charities.
  • Assets held by nonprofits were estimated at $5.17 Trillion
  • An estimated 62.8 million Americans volunteered at least once in 2014
  • 2 million nonprofit board seats are filled annually.

The (not-so-positive) facts:

  • 63% of nonprofit organizations have filed a D&O claim in the last 10 years.
  • 85% of claims filed were employment related (hiring, firing etc)
  • D&O claims are TWICE as likely to be filed in a nonprofit company vs a private company

Every nonprofit needs to have a risk management plan and the Board needs to have an active role in drafting and/or ratifying the plan, as well as be aware of their responsibility to mitigate exposures to the organization.




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