Risk Management Tip

Protect yourself while serving a nonprofit

If you serve on a nonprofit’s board of directors, it’s important to help protect your personal assets from potential litigation. No matter how scrupulously you perform your responsibilities as an independent director, if the organization is accused of misusing funds, for example, or a staff member files an employment-related suit against the nonprofit, you may be named personally in a lawsuit. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself:

o Mismanagement of funds
o Discrimination
o Wrongful termination
o Harassment
o Libel & Slander
o Copyright infringement