Special campaign to cover insurance needs
Northwest Hospitality has recently expanded with excited new programs focused on Environmental Hospitality and Special Projects. We also have 6 new board members joining us on January 26th. With this growth comes additional liability so it has become necessary for our organization to purchase insurance.
The policies we are looking at will cover our volunteers while picking up litter and working on special projects as well as our board of directors should we have any negative encounters with litigation-happy members of our community. As with all insurance, the hope is that this is a complete waste of money but it would be irresponsible for us to proceed without such coverage. The best offers we have been able to find will nearly double our annual operating costs, running us $1,300-$1,600 per year.
Northwest Hospitality works very hard and is proud of the fact that we offer our amazing donors a truly 100% efficient donation experience. You can be confident that all of your program donations directly serve our homeless neighbors with nothing being removed to keep us in business. In order to accomplish this we rely on specific donations to our operating costs and our annual benefit to cover the expenses which are impossible to avoid such as getting our taxes done, maintaining the website and domain, managing donation and all the other records, collaboration tools, business phone service, and now insurance.
Please share this campaign far and wide so that, as a community, we can cover these expenses and continue to do our work anywhere we’re called to help in Washington State. Some of our operating budget is used to support programs (for example to offset PayPal’s payment fees on an annual basis) but program donations will never be used to pay operating costs.
Our goal is to purchase a policy by the end of February so any donations to help us afford this expense will be greatly appreciated. As always, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.