I was saddened to learn of the death of William Gates, Sr., recently. He had a significant impact on Nonprofits Insurance Alliance and on me.
The COVID-19 outbreak requires all of us to be flexible in how we help nonprofits manage budgets and continue to do their crucial work in our communities. As a nonprofit insurer exclusively serving 501(c)(3) organizations, we have a vested interest in making sure our members are able to continue their good work in the community.
Compassion is the fuel that runs NIA. Our staff’s deep engagement in the community, volunteering, and supporting nonprofits is readily on display in the financial hub of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance and the office of Kim Aday. She is NIA’s CFO and has worked at the organization for 23 years. We caught up with Kim to learn about the growth of NIA, which started 30 years ago in Santa Cruz, CA, and now insurers 20,000+ nonprofits in 32 states and D.C.
by Brian Johnson and Ren Agarwal
One of the reasons NIA is the leading insurer of the nonprofit sector is because NIA values innovating thinking and solutions—from its teams, through its resources, and by inspiring the rest of the industry to follow suit. In this interview, Dusti McKeown, Senior Underwriting Manager, and Michele Thomas, Underwriting Manager, who have worked with NIA for 20 and 26 years respectively, discuss what makes NIA such an innovative place to work.