Employee Handbook Builder for Nonprofits

Create a comprehensive, up-to-date employee handbook.

Eligible nonprofits insured by Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) can get a highly subsidized subscription to BLR Employee Handbook Builder, at a cost of only $99.

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You deserve an employee handbook that can keep up.

Federal, state, and local laws around labor and employment are always evolving, and if your nonprofit’s personnel policies aren’t up to date, it can lead to some major headaches.

With BLR Employee Handbook Builder, you can get digital tools and support to create a reliable, web-based employee handbook for your nonprofit. 

Customized to fit your nonprofit.

Create an employee handbook that covers policies and regulations that are relevant to your nonprofit’s unique needs and operations.

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Insured by NIA:
Trees for Life
Wichita, KS

Complies with state and federal laws.

This online tool guides you through creation of a handbook that meets state-specific compliance regulations as well as the federal level.

Benefits of BLR Employee Handbook Builder include:

Not just a handbook template.  

Get guided through the step-by-step process of creating your nonprofit’s own customized employee handbook.

Written by top employment attorneys. 

Get insights from the HR legal experts at Jackson Lewis LLP, specialists in laws affecting employers.  

No apps or downloads necessary. 

The completely browser-based system allows your team to develop your handbook from any computer with an internet connection.  

Keep your handbook up to date. 

The experts at Jackson Lewis monitor federal and state laws for changes that could affect your handbook, providing simple instructions for adding or updating any new language. 

No printing or distribution costs.  

Your employee handbook is hosted online for you. All you need to do is send a link, username, and password to your employees. 

Complies with federal and state laws. 

Create guides with state-specific compliance for topics such as sexual harassment and leaves of absence. If you operate in multiple states, you can create multiple handbooks.  

Eligibility requirements:

You must have a current Directors & Officers (D&O) policy
with Employment Practices Liability through NIA, to access this resource.

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

“I learned so much from the non-exempt webinar that I switched my D&O policy to NIA so I could get your support in improving our personnel handbook!”

Deb S.
San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco, CA

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 BLR Employee Handbook Builder, login to the Secure NIA Member Portal, then navigate to Member Resources > Services > BLR Employee Handbook Builder.

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.

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