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Nonprofit Best Practices: Cybersecurity Basics, Part 2

How can nonprofit organizations prevent potential cyber attacks and data breaches? As we established in our last article, nonprofits are at risk for data breaches and cyber attacks. There are many reasons for the unique vulnerability of nonprofits to come under attack: understaffed, underfunded for IT upgrades, and a false sense of security (“we’re too […]

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Nonprofit Best Practices: Cybersecurity Basics, Part I

The Consequences of a Data Breach to a Nonprofit Organization Among nonprofit best practices, data security is often far down the list of tasks nonprofit leaders build into their days. Yet it is of utmost importance. In 2015, the Nonprofit Center for Charitable Statistics was hacked. Annual reports to the IRS were the targets of […]

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Nonprofit Financial Management News: Old Scam Resurfaces, Charities Warned

The Better business Bureau warns nonprofit organizations that scammers have struck at 18 nonprofits near the Richmond, Virginia area. Although only three fell prey to the scam, it is likely the perpetrators will continue elsewhere in the nation. Learn more.

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5 Tips to Protect Nonprofit Data and Weather Disaster

Hurricanes, blizzards and other weather-related events can disrupt operations if there isn’t a plan in place. Knowing how to prepare for disaster is tricky and can take different forms. Some people go to the extreme in their planning which may not be necessary. Others live in the land of “it’ll never happen to me” leaving […]

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Nonprofit Accounting Software Helps Fundraising and Finance Work Together

The Challenges of Working Together Accounting software for nonprofits can help two different departments communicate better. Fundraising and finance sometimes feel like they’re on opposite sides of the court, staring each other down over a volleyball net. Although it can feel like you’re on opposing teams, you’re both working towards a common goal. The more […]

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Five Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Nonprofit

It can be painful to think that someone on your staff, someone you work with every day, is stealing from you. Yet nonprofit fraud exists. We’ve all heard horror stories about someone caught embezzling funds or cooking the books to their advantage.  Nonprofit accounting software can help you spot fraud, and the following five tips […]

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Going Mobile with Your Accounting Software for Nonprofits

New accounting software for nonprofits has capabilities which can make mobile access and telecommuting easier, benefiting the whole company. Telecommuting may not seem like it offers many advantages for your organization, but research shows that people who are allowed to work from home are more productive and happier. BizTech magazine reports that telecommuting employees work […]

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Adding MIP Fund Accounting? How to Get Your Tech Budget Approved in Two Easy Steps

Thinking of adding MIP fund accounting to your wish list this year, but not sure how you’ll ever get the budget for it? Tips learned from The Center for Association Leadership can help you pitch and sell your nonprofit tech budget with minimal pain. Sure, you’ll have to explain the needs to your board, and possibly […]

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Fundraising Software Makes It Easier to Make the Most from Online Fundraising

When you’re fundraising online, you’re vying for donors’ attention against everything else that tempts them: shopping, social media, news, games, funny YouTube cat videos, you name it.  Although you may not have the dollars to spend on market research to see what works in the world of online fundraising, we can take a page from […]

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Get More Out of Your Nonprofit Software

Every nonprofit association has software they use all the time, and software they use only some of the time. If you have nonprofit software that’s used infrequently, it may be time for a refresher course. Taking a class, course or even reading the manual again for your nonprofit software package can help you get the […]