FACILITIES, Latest News, LEGAL, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT, Security
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Schools are facing increasing pressure from school boards, parents and communities to address security vulnerabilities. That pressure is ramped up every time there is a school shooting.
In many ways, this pressure is a positive catalyst that nudges schools to take steps to reduce their safety and security risks. However, as with
most kinds of pressure, it can lead administrators to make desperate moves in order to appease stakeholders, especially when faced with significant obstacles like funding.
Latest News, RISK MANAGEMENT
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
On Monday, when Ethisphere released its 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was on it, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes 132 companies spanning 21 countries and five continents that “embrace the correlation between ethical business practices, public trust and improved company performance.”
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Thursday, February 12th, 2015
In a smaller, more technological world, church leaders can’t afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. To that end, in this informative new eBook, Peter A. Persuitti, managing director, Religious Practice, at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., talks about how to proactively protect church staff and volunteers doing missionary work in third-world countries.
Business Activity, Communication, CURRENT ISSUE, FACILITIES, Human Resources, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The aisles that guide your congregation to a higher power could lead to slips, trips and falls if you’re not careful. Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Those injuries accounted for about 8.8 million visits to the emergency room in 2013 — a nearly 500,000 drop from about 9.3 million visits to the emergency room in 2011.
Background Screening, Business Activity, Human Resources, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Legislative changes to child abuse reporting statutes can significantly impact daily operations of these organizations. Leadership must stay abreast of statutory changes in abuse reporting requirements.
FACILITIES, Latest News, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT, Security
Friday, January 2nd, 2015
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), arson is the leading cause of fires in the United States, resulting in more than $1 billion in property loss each year. USFA recently reported that approximately 30,500 intentional structural fires occurred over the last year. By nature, places of worship are often easy targets for arsonists. Here’s how to protect your church.
Business Activity, Church Growth, Communication, CURRENT ISSUE, FEATURE STORIES, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Never Again, RISK MANAGEMENT
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
People of faith are frequently mission-driven and ministerially oriented. For many of these, volunteering is often considered more privilege than obligation. When such folks have managerial or leadership experience, or when they possess special expertise or have received professional education and training, it is not uncommon that they volunteer to serve the Church via board membership and activity. It is critically important to recognize, however, that even highly educated, skilled and experienced people do not necessarily understand what board service entails and requires of them.
Communication, Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, Outreach, RISK MANAGEMENT
Monday, December 8th, 2014
As a provider of international evacuation for its clients — including many churches — Arthur J. Gallagher fields Ebola questions quite a bit, especially in recent months. Here’s what you (and your ministry teams) need to know.
FACILITIES, Latest News, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Insuring for less than full value is a common problem among churches. By “value,” I mean the replacement cost of a building, not the depreciated actual cash value or the market value. Underinsurance is common for several reasons.
Church Growth, Communication, Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, Pilgrimages, RISK MANAGEMENT, Short-Term Missions, Voluntourism
Monday, December 1st, 2014
In a smaller, more technological world, we can’t afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. The Ebola crisis has all of us thinking differently, for the time being. Unfortunately, our sensitizing is hard to sustain with so much information hitting our radar screens.