Make Sure Your Volunteers and Employees Are Properly Screened

Non-profit organizations rely on their volunteers to enable them to deliver on whatever the non-profit's mission is for the people that they serve. These organizations typically operate on a slim budget, often with little professional staff. Volunteers frequently are the backbone of these organizations, without whom they could not be effective.

Too often, non-profit organizations, neglect to perform proper, "best practices" background checks on their volunteers or employees. Some may perform an inadequate non-compliant criminal database check. Others do not even perform this minimal level of background check.

The risk to the non-profit organization, its donors, employees, volunteers, and customers is great, particularly when the non-profit organization serves a vulnerable population, such as children, the elderly, individuals with special needs, or similar types of people. Predatory individuals will seek out non-profit organizations that serve whatever group they are targeting, under the guise of being a benevolent caring soul, when in fact these predators are preying on the types of people that the non-profit is trying to help.

Performing a "best practices" background check on volunteers and employees is critical for all non-profit organizations. "Best practices" generally means checking for criminal records under all legal names and for all counties that the individual has lived in over the past seven years. If the mission of the non-profit is truly to be fulfilled, it cannot be accomplished without evaluating the backgrounds and ensuring the integrity of the staff and volunteers that serve the organization and its customers.

When hiring a company to perform the volunteer and/or employee background checks for your non-profit organization, be sure that you use a reliable background screening company, and one that is also a reputable consumer reporting agency (CRA). A trustworthy CRA understands the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the federal law that not only regulates employee and volunteer background checks, but imposes very specific disclosure requirements, both upon the CRA and the employer, including non-profit organizations.

What Makes Us Better?
  • Unmatched Quality Control review of your screening reports will help ensure that any input errors do not result in invalid results with your background screening reports.
  • We partner with the 3 major credit bureaus – TransUnion, Equifax and Experian
  • A+ Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • Winner of the Sterling Award, honoring companies for quality service, integrity, and community stewardship
  • We have the capabilities to research records from every county courthouse throughout the nation, plus our ability to retrieve information from state and national databases
  • We have exclusive access to national data, including comprehensive motor vehicle records, eviction records, and criminal records for all 50 states (international criminal checks are also available)
  • Personalized screening, with Customer Service Agents available weekdays 
  • Secure online services tailored to your specific requirements available 24/7
  • Reliable is the exclusively endorsed Preferred Partner for background checks for the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
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