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National Non-Profit Group Teams with for Background Checks

by Staff Writer 8/12/2008 9:59:00 AM

August 12, 2008 

National Council of Non-Profit Associations (NCNA) has partnered with, a leading consumer background check portal, in an effort to provide a complete risk management program to the non-profit industry. has introduced the Volunteer Tracking System (VTS), which comprehensively tracks volunteers in a network-like system, enabling a thorough, cost-efficient background check program for all member organizations.

Non-profit organizations strive to benefit millions of people throughout the world. With rising concern for the safety of those served by non-profit groups, background checks are necessary to keeping predators out of these organizations and protecting the back bone of the non-profit sector. Depending mostly on donated funds, background check programs seem out of reach for many organizations. According to a study released last month by the National Center for Victims of Crime (, 27 percent of volunteer organizations surveyed did not conduct any type of background checks and the number one reason was the cost. NCNA has always recognized this concern and has partnered with to empower non-profit organizations with cost-effective technology to screen volunteers and a risk management program to protect their employees, volunteers, and the people they serve.

“The nonprofit sector thrives on the hard work of millions of volunteers. Performing thorough background checks on those volunteers allows nonprofit organizations to continue to operate with ethics and integrity. is a welcome partner in upholding these values,” said Audrey Alvarado, PhD., Executive Director of NCNA.

The VTS risk management program features a Denied Parties List. The list includes all volunteers who were found to have a criminal record or adverse behaviors reported by an organization. If an applicant is on the list, there is no need to perform an additional background check. This feature alone saves non-profits thousands of dollars each year. When background checks are necessary, provides flexible packages and a time-saving web interface to organize and track volunteer screening.

“Background screening is an often overlooked component of an overall risk management strategy. Through our VTS system we are providing important risk management features that enhance the overall effectiveness of any non-profit organization’s background screening program,” said Art Ferreira, Vice President of

For more information on the Volunteer Tracking System, please call 800-503-2364 or visit or click on: Volunteer Tracking System Information.

About the National Council of Non-Profit Associations:
NCNA is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. NCNA links local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits: manage and lead more effectively; collaborate and exchange solutions; engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector; and achieve greater impact in their communities. For more information, visit

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