Non-profit groups in this day and age need to watch out for lawsuits, as it is an unfortunate reality. Having a good event insurance policy can protect your non-profits funds from such a lawsuit in the event of a mishap or professional slip and fall con artist. Yes they are out there and they will target your group if they think that they can make some money in a lawsuit. It is sad state of affairs even thinking of this, but you need to protect yourself and your group.
Usually a gas station has an umbrella insurance policy to cover just about anything even a special event, but not always. Sometimes they may have such a policy but be unsure of the exact coverage and therefore require you to get insurance for your event anyway. This gives them piece of mind knowing they are covered.
School districts have this type of insurance for all student activities already. You will usually see these types of events at the local high school through out the sunny seasons.
If you are at a commercial shopping center, you will most likely need general liability insurance for your event. ‘Event Insurance’ will probably certificate of insurance moving run $50.00 to $75.00 but could be as high as $150.00 if additional insurance certificates are requested. Most shopping center property managers will want to re-assign the risk of liability. They will need a letter from the group, a diagram of the layout and washing area and insurance.
If you can provide these items, they will probably let you have your car wash fundraiser on their property. It’s good public relations for the center and their tenants. They may also be concerned with the soaps you are using on their lot because resurfacing is expensive