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Security

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Online Safety: Protecting Your Passwords


We take a look at some tried and true best practices to help you protect sensitive information and enhance the safety of your passwords.

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Online Safety: Safer Online Searches


Have you ever wondered why the ads you see online can be so precisely aware of your tastes and interests? In this post, we look at digital tracking and what you can do to protect your privacy when surfing the web.

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Online Safety: What is Encryption?

In this article, we look at what it means to encrypt data and offer suggestions to help you adopt stronger data privacy strategies.

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Online Safety: Understanding the Basics


In this post, we look at the most common forms of cyber risk faced by nonprofits and offer suggestions for strengthening your organization’s online safety.

Determining The Best Tech and Policies for Your Nonprofit

Our contemporary business and social environment relies upon the advantages of our digital world. While not everyone is fluent in tech use, most to some degree spend a significant percentage of their lives online and undertake many of their essential tasks and communications via digital platforms. 

7 Ways to Bolster Your Nonprofit’s Data Security

It’s common to think data breaches only happen to private/for-profit  companies like Target and Home Depot, but nonprofits are targeted too. People Inc., a nonprofit human services agency operating in Western New York, suffered a data breach in 2019 that caused sensitive medical information of its former and current clients to be exposed. Don’t put your organization at risk. Here are some measures you can take to shore up your data security.

4 Free Tools for Your Nonprofit Tech Team

I feel it’s only fitting for me to wrap up ths February Freebies series by sharing four free tools that can help your nonprofit tech team identify threats, manage your nonprofit’s user accounts, remotely troubleshoot your computers and keep track of your IT inventory.

What's Cloud Computing and How it's Different to a VPN

 Cloud Computing VS VPN Nonprofit organizations have many of the same needs as for-profit businesses, from data storage to digital security. However, because so many nonprofits are strapped for resources, such basic needs are often viewed as unaffordable luxury items. For example, for many nonprofits, the cost of paying an IT consultant to host their email servers and to manage their data encryption can be prohibitive.

TechSoup Canada Case Study: North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

North Kootenay Lake Community Services SocietyNorth Kootenay Lake Community Services Society is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that responds to local needs, serving members of the community at all ages and stages. Their programs and services range from activities for kids to parent support, outreach and counselling, a food cupboard and an emergency call button for elderly or ill people living alone. For the Society, keeping technology up to date is more than a matter of efficiency; it’s an important part of protecting their clients.

6 Recommendations to Ensure Your Nonprofit is CASL and GDPR Compliant

 Many articles have been written about the impact of the GDPR and CASL on nonprofit organizations and how they operate. But most of those articles are pretty technical and you need to be an expert on legal matters to truly understand all the subtleties. Here are 6 recommendations that will help you be in compliance with the GDPR and CASL, all in simple English with none of the legal jargon.