• Online Course - Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit

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    Name: Online Course - Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit
    Date: August 17, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
    Website: Register Now
    Event Description:

    This is a series of three webinars, each from 12:00 - 1:30 PM:
    Thursday, August 10
    Thursday, August 17
    Thursday, August 24

    Nonprofit Connect is pleased to partner with Idealware to present this online course. Registration is directly with IdealWare. Use the code NPCONNECT at registration to access your Nonprofit Connect member price.

    Are you providing guidance to help staff members avoid scams, malicious software, and the inappropriate handling of data? Do staffers use their personal phones or computers to do work? What guidelines are in place to make sure your social media posts are appropriate? Do you know what to do if your offices experience a flood or fire?

    If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This course will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

    Throughout this course, you will:
    • Consider the various risks your nonprofit faces and the level of risk you’re comfortable with.
    • Ask yourself important questions about what is and is not acceptable use of organization resources and tools.
    • Learn how to manage people and data to keep your organization safe from malicious attacks and honest mistakes.
    • Walk through the pros and cons of whether staff members should use their personal devices for work.
    • Consider the ways you can partner with your staff members to protect organization data on personal devices.
    • Review what you’ll need to do if your office experiences a major disaster such as flood, earthquake, or ransomware.
    • Gain the knowledge you need to write smart policies to protect constituents, staff members, and your organization.

    Toolkit Schedule
    All sessions take place on Thursdays at 12:00 pm Central and last for 90 minutes.

    August 10: Acceptable Use and IT Security
    Computers and office software are so familiar it’s easy to assume that everyone knows what’s OK and what’s not. But that false sense of security can cause a lot of problems. This session will help you develop clear guidelines for what is and is not acceptable on organization devices and networks. We’ll also provide IT security tips to guide your policy so that you’re less likely to fall victim to ransomware and other malicious software.

    August 17: Bring Your Own Device Policies 
    Nonprofits and staff members appreciate the convenience of being able to do work at home or on the road using a personal device. However, without good policies, the blurred lines between work and personal life can cause issues and put your data at risk. We’ll discuss what to consider as you develop a policy for that’s fair and protects your organization. 

    August 24: Disaster Recovery
    The potential for disaster is everywhere. Hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake—and those are just the big ones. What will you do if your systems are infected with ransomware or someone accidentally deletes important files? What about if your executive director or top IT staff storms out and takes all of their institutional knowledge (and passwords) with them? We’ll walk you through the potential disasters and guide you through developing a plan that will help you get your organization back up and running as quickly and as safely as possible. 

    Other Information
    Participants will also be given weekly “homework” assignments.

    Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar. All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the toolkit presentation decks and handouts.

    About Idealware
    Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about technology to help nonprofits make smart technology decisions. 
    Your desk! Access instructions will be provided by Idealware after registration.

    For access or technical questions, you may contact Idealware directly at info@idealware.org or 207.699.4236.
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    Tomomi Summers
    $95 - Use discount code NPCONNECT at registration