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Top 15 Cyber Security Best Practices for Affiliates and Employees

Cyber attacks pose a significant risk to businesses, costing companies millions and ruining reputations. The tactics used by hackers are always evolving so it’s important to make sure you are keeping up. Most attacks result from a business and its employees being unprepared or underprepared for a threat. But by following the latest cyber security best practices for your affiliate can significantly minimize your risk [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00September 22, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Tips for Screening Long-Term Volunteers

All volunteers help contribute the skills, manpower and enthusiasm your organization needs to succeed without breaking the bank. But long-term volunteers can add value to your organization year after year. While we would all like to believe volunteers get involved in causes and organizations for the right reasons, it isn't always the case. Your affiliate could be a victim of crime, suffer public relations issues [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00July 29, 2022|Volunteers|0 Comments

Does Your Affiliate Use Waivers of Subrogation?

Waivers of subrogation are an important part of commercial contracts. These waivers are agreements between two parties where one party agrees to waive subrogation rights against the other in the event of a loss. For affiliates, waivers of subrogation are commonly used when a subcontractor signs a contract with a general contractor (or Habitat affiliate) to work on a project. Commonly requested in professional and [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00May 26, 2022|ReStores, Safety Managers|0 Comments

Special Event Coverage for In-Person and Virtual Bicycle Fundraising Events

If you are planning an in-person or virtual bicycle event to raise funds at your affiliate, don’t forget that you are required to obtain a separate Liability/Special Event insurance coverage to cover the event. HFHI requires that affiliates have Special Event coverage with a $2 million per occurrence limit, including coverage for participants. Additionally, the policy must name Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. as an [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00May 4, 2022|Safety Managers|0 Comments

Preventing Arson at Your Affiliate

According to a recent study by the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 261,330 intentionally set fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. This included 49,690 structure fires. Although 19% of intentional fires involved structures, these fires accounted for 86% of direct property damage. Risk assessment and arson prevention are the foundational strategies for protecting Affiliate property. Consider this article to learn how [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00March 30, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affiliate Box Truck Safety

According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 538,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes nationwide during 2019. These crashes can be costly for Habitat affiliates. Consider this claim: In 2020, a ReStore truck merged onto the highway while following a vehicle too closely. They rear-ended the vehicle in front of it, causing a claim of [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:18+00:00March 17, 2022|Safety|0 Comments

ReStore Safety Tips for the New Year

It's a new year and the perfect time to review your safety procedures for the most common risks around your ReStore. Ensure employees, volunteers and customers at your ReStore enjoy a safer 2022 with these tips: remaining vigilant for cyber threats. Develop computer policies and procedures, protect your devices, enable software protection, install security updates, use strong passwords, and train employees on how to spot [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:19+00:00January 20, 2022|ReStores|0 Comments

Managing Liquor Liability Risks

Alcohol is an important part of many celebrations, but it can also contribute to accidents, injuries and death. The potential liability for damages resulting from the consumption of alcohol has expanded over time to include the entities serving alcohol. If your affiliate has events at which beer, wine or spirits are served, you could be at risk of a lawsuit. Affiliates should practice good risk [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:19+00:00December 21, 2021|Safety Managers|0 Comments

Cybersecurity Checklist for Staying Safe Online

For affiliate employees who work with computers on the job, staying safe online is a must. Every day, nearly 1,300 reports of cybercrime are filed with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. Hackers want to access business computers to commit fraud, steal financial data and hold digital files for ransom. Affiliates are most at risk of business email compromise (BEC) scams. About one in four [...]

By |2024-03-20T21:14:19+00:00November 17, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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