Idealware 3 Pt Course: Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit Starts August

Nonprofits that lack written policies for what’s acceptable on their networks, how to handle data and avoid scams, when to and when not to use personal devices for work, and what to do in an emergency could be putting the future of the organization at risk.

Join our three-part course, Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit, to learn how to develop policies that protect your organization and staff members from disastrous mistakes and malicious attacks. Are you a Vermont nonprofit? Use discount code CGVT2017 

Throughout the course, you’ll:

  • 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.

You can’t put off developing policies for even one more month. The good news is we’ll make it easy for you. By the end of the course you’ll have everything you need to write clear, thorough policies for your nonprofit.

Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit

When: Thursdays, August 10 – 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Cost: $120

P.S., Are your policies already in good shape? Scroll down to find other training sessions and courses to help you use tech to be your best.

Upcoming Training

Thursday, August 3 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT | FREE

Social media can be a fun, informal way to share information, support your community, and start conversations. But that informality can also get you into trouble. Join us for Creating a Social Media Policy, a free webinar that will show you why a written policy is so valuable and how to begin creating one for your nonprofit. This seminar is sponsored by the Salesforce Foundation.

Thursday, September 7 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT | $45

Join us for a 90-minute webinar designed and led by Joshua Peskay of RoundTable Technology. As a consultant who has worked with thousands of nonprofit staffers, Joshua will share a combination of strategies, tactics, and tools that will help you reduce your email clutter and take action on the messages that really matter.

Thursdays, September 14 – 28 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT | $120

Technology can help you deliver more information and services to more people for less money, but only if you have the right tools and understand how to use them. This three-week course will provide an overall framework for thinking about when technology can help—and when it can’t. Social media, websites, video conferencing, texting, document assembly—we’ll explore a wide range of examples of nonprofits using online and mobile technology to reach more people with programs and services.

Wednesdays, September 27 – October 18 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern | $180

In this intermediate-level communications course, we’ll show you how to evaluate your existing communications channels and efforts, gather data to optimize your content, increase your online subscriber and follower lists, and engage more deeply with your biggest supporters.

Thursdays, October 19 – November 16 | 1 – 2:30 PM Eastern | $215

Over five sessions Idealware will help you think through how to develop a more useful and engaging website. We’ll walk you through website basics, how to lead a redesign project, best practices for accessibility, mobile optimization, content management systems, technical details, and online branding. We’ll also talk about how website content works alongside email, direct mail, and social media efforts to create an organization’s communications mix.

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