Ann Shanklin

Ann Shanklin is the Manager of Loss Control and Member Support for the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, where she works in collaboration with the Alliance’s member nonprofits and their insurance brokers to improve all aspects of safety in the delivery of the many key services nonprofits provide in their communities. Ann has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 35 years. She joined the Alliance after 23 years with the National Safety Council, where in her most recent position as Director of the Western Region Office, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations, including HR, facilities and customer service. When she isn’t hard at work, Ann enjoys attending concerts, the theatre, and cheering for her son-in-law at his triathlon and ironman competitions. Ann currently resides in the San Francisco East Bay area.

Recent Posts

Emergency Preparedness: Weather and Natural Disasters

July 19, 2018 by Ann Shanklin posted in Risk Management

Chances are you’ve seen the movie Twister at least once before. If so, you probably remember the opening scene, where the father rushes his family into their home’s storm cellar as a tornado approaches, with just enough time to save them, but not himself. Even though it’s just a movie, had this been real life, the entire family may have survived had they been more prepared and had a plan in place.

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Managing Volunteers

July 12, 2018 by Ann Shanklin posted in Risk Management

Did you know that many 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations have no paid employees? Volunteers provide a critical link between nonprofits and their communities by bringing needed skills, connections, insights and resources to the organization. In some cases, they also serve as valuable public advocates and ambassadors for the nonprofit. Some organizations only have a few volunteers, while others manage hundreds of volunteers – but the fact remains that volunteers are critical to the relationship between nonprofits and their communities.

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Emergency Preparedness - Active Shooter

March 30, 2018 by Ann Shanklin posted in Risk Management

While most of us will never experience an active shooter emergency, the number of incidents is on the rise. Given this fact, and the seriousness of these events when they happen, it’s important to be attentive to both education and prevention.

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Developing a Risk-Aware Culture

February 22, 2018 by Ann Shanklin posted in Risk Management

We know when it comes to your nonprofit’s work, the phrase “risk management” doesn’t necessarily make you feel like jumping up and down with excitement— but it’s as crucial as any other task your organization undertakes. Good risk management helps ensure your nonprofit will have enough assets to carry out its mission, and it also vastly increases the odds that your organization’s actions will not harm the population it serves, the general public, or your employees and volunteers.

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Winter is Coming – Property Checklist

December 13, 2017 by Ann Shanklin posted in Risk Management

The holiday season is upon us and with all of the stress generally associated with this time of year, you probably haven’t given much thought to frozen pipes, roof collapses, ice dams, or any of the other property maintenance issues that can lead to water damage. However, as illustrated in one of our recent blog posts, water property damage can be costly, and is often not covered by insurance. Given that there is an increased risk of water damage this time of year, it’s vital that your nonprofit plan and prepare for the upcoming winter season.

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