“It takes leadership to improve safety.” These are the words of Sir Jackie Stewart, the Formula One Racing great and safety pioneer who used his leadership to make a big difference in a very dangerous sport.
These words apply to human services nonprofits as well. Such organizations face complex safety risks. They operate residential facilities, shelters, gymnasiums, pools, kitchens - the list goes on - and each venue presents unique challenges. Moreover, many nonprofits serve vulnerable populations, and virtually all operate under significant cash constraints. These factors increase and complicate the risk profile.