Security Will Continue To Put Philanthropy At Risk — Here’s What You Can Do

Data and security breaches are only becoming more common. In the past few years, Equifax admitted that 147 million of its accounts had been exposed, and Marriott reported that the data of roughly 500 million guests had been compromised — and that’s only to name a few. Philanthropy is not immune to these attacks. After […]

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Data Security in Philanthropy

As the saying goes “Data Is the New Oil” and charities and non-profits certainly hold a lot of valuable data. We collect contact details, build up donor giving histories, process payments, build up donor and prospect profiles and gain insights into very personal and sensitive information. And we do this for a vast number of individuals, […]

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Why Risk Management Solutions Are The Future Of Charity Cyber Security

Over the last few years, organisations of all kinds have experienced a significant change in the information security landscape. New data privacy regulations require increased compliance and diligence, with major penalties. These pressures weigh even more heavily on charities, who have a legal and ethical duty to do everything in their power to protect sensitive […]

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“If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It” – Using Metrics to Strengthen Your Fundraising Program

It is common knowledge that to effectively manage donor relationships and see the greatest success in your fundraising program, you must build strong ties between your prospects and your organization’s mission. Relationships will always be the foundation of a fruitful fundraising program. But, you can’t build a relationship on metrics. While relationships have and will […]

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How Do You Measure Project Performance – The KPIs That Really Matter

With any business initiative, there’s an expectation that performance is monitored and measured to gauge return on investment and to determine if goals were achieved; business projects are no exception. Since data drives many decisions today, you will likely be expected to measure project performance with data. Here, Bernard Marr shares some of the key […]

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Visualizations That Really Work

Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the […]

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