Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop is an Labor and Employment Risk Manager for Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, where he counsels nonprofits on the management of employment risks by helping them understand employment law mandates and best practices to motivate and manage employees. Before that, Mike worked at the law firm Matheny Sears Linkert and Jaime, where he focused on employment law counseling and litigation. When he isn’t hard at work, Mike enjoys attending concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and exercising his masterful skills as a jazz guitarist. Mike holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, as well as a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He currently resides in Lakewood, OH.

Recent Posts

Indemnification Agreements with Third Party Vendors or Nonprofit Program Funders

June 03, 2016 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management

Many nonprofits contract with third party vendors to provide services essential to their operation as a business. These services run the gamut and typically include services such as janitorial, technological systems, building contractors, and transportation providers or something occasional like a bounce house provider for your fundraiser. A key to evaluating the risks of your nonprofit’s operation is to assess responsibility for liabilities that may arise in the provision of services by third parties. For example, who is responsible for physical injuries to a janitor? Or for replacing a window broken by the building contractor? What about for a serious vehicular accident involving your transportation provider and your clients, or an injury to a participant if the bounce house is defective?

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