A trusted website such as your nonprofit's is the last place from which you'd expect visitors to get a virus. After all, it’s your website, and your organization built it (or relied on a volunteer to build it or paid a trusted individual or firm to build it). Why shouldn't you and your visitors trust it?
In last week’s blog post, I explained just three ways you can keep your organization’s data safe. There are often times, however, that an individual or organization uses an online service. In these cases, while the data is certainly yours and only you have access to it, you have no control over how the service provider secures that data (other than front-end password authentication, of course).
Information is the lifeblood of any organization, whether that organization is a nonprofit or not. For example, a nonprofit might have a large donor database with mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers for all of their constituents. What would happen to this organization if that information became compromised? The last thing your organization wants is to have to explain to your donors why and how their personal information was compromised.
With the launch of our new website, we are launching a blog that will cover topics of Information Technology as well as IT Security as they relate to Nonprofit Organizations.
In this post which is launching with our new website, we try to briefly introduct "Cloud Computing", and what it means to nonprofit organizations.
With the launch of our new website, we are launching a blog that will cover topics of Information Technology as well as IT Security as they relate to Nonprofit Organization.
In the future, we expect to cover software, services, best practices, definitions (i.e. "Cloud Computing"), and much more. As best we can, we will keep our readers abreast on current IT trends as they relate to nonprofits, and introduce new services and concepts.
There are thousands of webhosting companies in business today, and while many provide great service, the market is saturated with companies that provide less-than-stellar service at low prices. I firmly believe that in the web hosting & web development industry, you always "get what you pay for". This is especially relevant for nonprofit organizations, because the goal is to usually cut costs as much as possible. After all, your NPO/NGO wants as much money as possible to go towards meeting your actual mission, right?
There are millions of websites on the web today, and the majority of Americans and residents of other developed countries use the internet to find information they need. The IT infrastructure is also slowly being improved upon in developing countries. As a result, building a website for your nonprofit organization / NGO should be a priority. Your website will help you achieve several things: Maintain relationships with your current donors, provide an avenue for fundraising, tell your story, and let others learn about your mission.