A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. Non-Profit Organizations are active in a wide range of areas, including the environment, humanitarian aid, animal protection, education, the arts, social issues, charities, early childhood education, health care, politics, religion, research, sports or other endeavors.
In the United States, non-profit organizations are normally formed by incorporating in the state in which they expect to do business. The act of incorporating creates a legal entity enabling the organization to be treated as a corporation under law and to enter into business dealings, form contracts, and property as any other individual or for-profit corporation may do.
Non-profit organizations can have members but many do not. The non profit may also be a trust or association of members. The organization may be controlled by its members who elect a Board of Directors, Board of Governors or Board of Trustees. Non profits may have a delegate structure to allow for the representation of groups or corporations as members. Alternately, it may be a non-membership organization and the board of directors may elect its own successors.
A primary difference between a non-profit and a for-profit corporation is that a non-profit does not issue stock or pay dividends, (for example, The Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia includes the Non-Stock Corporation Act that is used to incorporate non-profit entities) and may not enrich its directors. However, like for-profit corporations, non profits may still have employees and can compensate their directors within reasonable bounds.
The typical social service organization is diverse with unique exposures and varied coverage needs. Although very few insurance companies provide coverage for social service organizations and even fewer still specialize in underwriting this sector, AMIS offers coverage for non-profit organizations in most states.
We can provide great marketing materials to our agents and brokers for most of these programs. Sean Nowell, our broker in charge of most of these programs, is available to answer your questions. Call Sean at 800-843-8550 or 760-471-7116 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are examples of types of organizations that may be eligible for liability insurance through our program:
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Your AMIS representative is Sean Nowell. Please call him at
(800) 843-8550 or (760) 471-7116, or email us using the links below.
For all Non-Profit applications:
Contact: Sean Nowell
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Contact: Karen Metcalf
AMIS President and Founder Bill West began his career in the insurance industry in 1965, and shortly thereafter he started a Private Investigation, Insurance Adjusting, and Third Party Administration business. In 1990 he assembled a professional liability package for specifically for Private Investigation companies. Since that time AMIS has formed and developed excellent working relationships with our insurance providers, and that allows us to provide stable, quality, and affordable insurance coverage to meet your specific need.