How Nonprofits Should Store and Protect Donor Data

In this BizTech article, it tackles how nonprofits can improve fundraising and efficiency by properly storing, securing, and managing their data and information while maintaining their donors' trust.

Nonprofits can utilize CRM platforms, which allow them to store donor data in ways that make the information easily accessible for critical tasks.

Tools like CRMs can also help cultivate donors, thereby providing nonprofits easy access to information about engagement history to help communications teams decide which strategies will work best in encouraging donors to increase the size od their donations and gifts.

Since data security is essential for maintaining donors' trust, nonprofits should also take steps in ensuring protection of donor data.

Calvin Hennick, tech writer and contributor to BizTech, recommends that nonprofit websites must have SSL certificates and should incorporates tools like anti-virus, anti-malware, firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. He also advises that global charities must comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, and should take advantage of risk assessment tools and other solutions to do so. Read the Entire Article


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A Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project in Madagascar

Madagascar communities launched the world's largest mangrove carbon conservation project, sequestering a huge amount of carbon and securing an ecosystem vital to fishery health. In partnership...more

Fostering Race Equity at Your Nonprofit

Equity in the Center, an organization that "works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase race equity," has released a very helpful guide titled Awake to Woke...more

Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

A new Arabella Advisors report titled "Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation," builds upon the work of Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden and her 25 years of...more

Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit

Bridgespan offers its Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit to nonprofit organizations to help executive teams increase their overall effectiveness and move from good to great. According to...more

Why Upskilling Is Important For Society

PwC recently released a short documentary featuring business leaders, academics, NGOs, and policymakers why upskilling has become a priority for society, organizations, and governments. The...more

How Climate Change, Millennials and Tainted Donors are Impacting Philanthropy

In a Johnson Center's 2020 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, it analyzes upcoming and developing issues in the nonprofit industry. According to the report, millennials will make up more than half...more

Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits - Online Course

Future Learn is offering one of their courses, Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits, to help build the economic tools and knowledge needed to become a successful social entrepreneur. Topics that will...more

3 Ways to Increase Impact in the Social Sector

Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co., features three social enterprise leaders in a webcast that addresses lean startup methodologies: Ann Mei Chang, executive director of Lean Impact, Amy...more

How to Get Better at Picking Creative Ideas

Justin M. Berg, assistant professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, investigates an understudied part of the creative process in a new paper that appears in Organizational...more







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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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