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Financial and Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Fourth Edition by Herrington J. Bryce

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Chapter 14 Negligence, Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse

A risk is the probability that an event will occur and will result in losses. Nonprofit organizations are exposed to many types of risks that lead to personal injury. Some risks relate to actions or inactions of the organization’s agents or representatives. These include workers, volunteers, trustees, and officers. Another set of risks of personal injury arises from the organization’s owning or leasing property, including furniture, swimming pools, and buildings. Nonprofits that produce a product are subject to liability from personal injuries that the product may cause. Furthermore, managers expose the organization by the way they treat employees, volunteers, and clients and what they ...

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