Abuse Prevention Resources for Nonprofits

Prevent abuse and protect the people your nonprofit serves.

Eligible nonprofits insured by Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) get free access to select abuse prevention tools and resources from Praesidium.

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Prevent abuse before it can happen.

You want your nonprofit to be a place of safety and trust for the people you serve. NIA’s partnership with Praesidium gets you tools and sample policies — all designed to help you better protect the people that count on your nonprofit’s teams and programs.

Abuse can happen anywhere.

Learn to stop trouble before it happens with prevention practices and on-demand advice.

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Insured by NIA:
Covering House
Saint Louis, MO

Protect the people who count on you.

Be sure your nonprofit is a place of trust and safety for children, the elderly, or those with disabilities.

Tools and resources offered from Praesidium:

Model policies.

Praesidium’s extensive library of model policies can help you define acceptable and unacceptable conduct for your employees and volunteers.

Screening and selection toolkit.

Praesidium’s Screening and Selection Toolkit can help you effectively screen prospective employees and caregivers who will work with foster children.

Eligibility requirements:

To access these resources, your nonprofit must have a current improper sexual conduct and physical abuse (ISCPA) policy purchased from NIA.

Not sure what coverage you have?
Contact your insurance broker directly, or the NIA Member Services team.

“Nonprofits like Brightpoint that work with young people can’t afford to take chances when it comes to abuse.

Having the right tools and training helps us to adopt policies and procedures focused on preventing abuse.”

Mike S.
Chicago, IL

How to access this resource:

Available only to nonprofits with active insurance policies with NIA.

If your nonprofit is already insured by NIA, and you’re ready to get started with Praesidium, or if you have questions or need additional information about this service, contact NIA Member Services at 800-359-6422, ext. 1727, or email Member Services.

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This resource is only available to nonprofits insured by NIA.

All these resources are available to nonprofits insured by NIA.

Consulting services.

Risk management consulting services to help your nonprofit identify and mitigate key risks across your organization.


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My Risk Management Plan.

Online tools to help you create a risk management plan that reflects your organization’s unique needs, priorities, and culture.

Online board tool.

Help your nonprofit’s board function more efficiently and effectively with BOARDnetWORK, an easy-to-use, web-based communication tool.

Nonprofit risk management e-books.

Advice to help nonprofits in non-technical, easy-to-understand language, with case studies and sample forms.

Discount purchasing program.

Your nonprofit makes purchases every day. PurchasingPoint® can get you big discounts on many of those same products and services.

Abuse prevention resources.

Tools and resources from Praesidium to help your nonprofit prevent abuse and protect the people you serve.

Employee handbook builder.

Create a reliable, up-to-date employee handbook with digital tools and support from BLR Employee Handbook Builder.

Harassment prevention training.

Meet state-mandated training standards with Emtrain’s online harassment prevention training courses for your supervisors.

Risk management reference library.

Access a free library of reference materials, sample forms, policies, and more — all designed specifically for nonprofits.

Screening services.

Streamline your nonprofit’s hiring process with secure online access to background check and screening services via IntelliCorp.

Driver training.

Free defensive driving courses to help keep your drivers safe on the roads while operating vehicles for your nonprofit.

Vehicle/Driver monitoring.

Improve driver behavior and promote safety with SafetyFirst vehicle and driver monitoring.

Vehicle telematics.

Get real-time insights on how your nonprofit’s drivers are behaving on the road with GPS tracking from NIA Telematics.

Compliance training.

Develop cultures of inclusion, ethics, and respect in your nonprofit through Emtrain’s compliance e-learning courses.

Emergency communication software.

Quickly take charge in an emergency or crisis situation with communication software designed to keep your people safe, informed, and connected.