A nonprofit organization’s building and grounds make up its facility. Responsibilities and protection differs depending on whether or not a nonprofit owns, leases, loans, rents, borrows or operates out of a home facility. Risks vary depending on the physical and mental capabilities, and ages of the service recipients. Camps, playgrounds, shops, and day or residential care require additional vigilance beyond a building and grounds.
Managing Facility Risk offers 10 steps that broach all these issues and more. Implementing the 10 steps will help lessen the chance that employees, clients, volunteers, visitors, vendors and people legally identified as “invitees” will have an injury or accident within your space or on your grounds. The book looks at selection of mission-appropriate space, meeting codes, scheduling maintenance and repair, monitoring visitors, limiting liability and providing risk financing. Two sophisticated approaches: preventing of crime through the design of your space and grounds and establishing a risk management culture in your nonprofit are described for those who already have a good grasp of other risk management techniques. A resource section, sample forms, and checklists provide additional guidance to make your facility safer for all.
Funding to support the publication of Managing Facility Risks was provided by the Public Entity Risk Institute.