About Our Speaker(s)
Shiree K. Skinner

Shiree Skinner is Principal Consultant at Details Strategic Advisors LLC. She has more than 26 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. In addition to consulting, she has held leadership level fundraising positions with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Easter Seals and National Jewish Health. The breadth of her experience includes strategic planning, development fund planning, major gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, board recruitment and training, and development operations and systems. 

She has lead dozens of workshops and education sessions including as a presenter at the AFP International Conference, AFP DC, AFP NJ, and AFP San Antonio and is scheduled to present at the upcoming Bridge Conference in July.  Shiree currently serves on the Board of Montgomery Community Media and the East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and previously served on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, DC Chapter. Shiree is an adjunct professor with The Fund Raising School at Indiana University's The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  In addition to an MBA, she holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and is a Certified Meeting Planner.

How to Manage Risk Associated with Your Volunteers (CDP818B)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Shiree K. Skinner
60 minutes
Event Description

Protect Your Organization from Potential Claims & Lawsuits by Volunteers – and Provide a Meaningful Experience for the Volunteer

Many organizations rely heavily on volunteer assistance to fulfill their mission. But they often don’t realize that the same volunteers can be a major hindrance. They can submit claims to your insurance provider, and/or sue your organization for a range of issues – such as injuries, harassment, sickness, discrimination. So what steps have you taken to safeguard your organization from such types of claims?

Attend this webinar by industry veteran Shiree Skinner to learn how the law is evolving in its view of who is a volunteer and who is an employee, and why this might impact your organization. Skinner will review recent cases and discuss the types of claims volunteers are making against nonprofits, and teach you risk management tips to protect your volunteers (and your organization) so that you can continue to fulfill your nonprofit’s mission.

Skinner bring you up to speed with the legal definitions and examples of volunteers and show you how to avoid legal complications due to misclassification, discuss the “duty of care” you should abide by in relation to volunteers, and provide practical tips to help protect both your organization and your volunteers.

After attending this session, you will learn how to protect your organization from potential claims and lawsuits by volunteers – while ensuring your volunteer program meets its “duty of care”, and provides a meaningful experience for the volunteer.

Session Highlights

In this webinar session, Skinner will:

  • Provide definitions and examples of volunteers according to the Department of Labor to help your nonprofit avoid misclassification that could lead to legal consequences
  • Discuss the “duty of care” your organization should adhere to in relation to volunteers
  • Review risk management tips to help protect both your volunteers and your organization
  • Discuss the types of claims volunteers are making against nonprofits
  • Review recent cases

Who Should Attend

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in:

  • Nonprofit fundraisers/development professionals
  • Nonprofit executive directors
  • Volunteer managers
  • Human resources staff members
  • Project managers
  • Site managers/coordinators

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