Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, August 2017
Topics include critical privacy issues, employee retirement plan responsibilities, a board member’s perspective on board governance, and why sustainability metrics are smart for nonprofits.
Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Zero-Day Vulnerability Plan
New vulnerabilities — holes in software code that cyber criminals can use to gain unauthorized access to a system — are discovered every day. Creating and implementing a zero-day vulnerability plan will help your nonprofit respond quickly and effectively to each new threat.
Anatomy of a Phishing Attack
Phishing is one of the most common cybersecurity threats. Understanding how a basic phishing attack works will help you protect your organization.
Third-Party Administrators vs. Retirement Plan Sponsors: Who’s Responsible for What?
If your organization sponsors an employee retirement plan, you are responsible for complying with the complex standards and regulations. It’s vital to understand what your responsibilities as the plan sponsor are, versus the responsibilities you may contract out.
Three Critical Privacy Issues Every Nonprofit Entity Should Consider
Most nonprofit organizations collect, use and store “personal information” of donors and staff. There are well over 200 laws, just in the United States, that mandate protections of this information.
Board Governance: A Board Member’s Perspective
A nonprofit’s governing body is integral to the success and effectiveness of the organization. But what exactly does it take to excel as a board member? This article highlights insights into board member responsibilities and how nonprofits can position their boards for success.
Meet SASB: Why Sustainability Metrics Are Smart for Nonprofits
A relatively new standard-setting body, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), is shaking up the way entities communicate with their stakeholders. There are several lessons the nonprofit sector can use to deepen and improve the way they tell their stories.
Aligning Your People Strategy with your Organization Strategy = Results
Aligning your HR strategy with your business/operational strategy is key. Knowing how to find the right people and get them to want to work for you and stay is the secret to a competitive advantage.
Vulnerability Targeting Apple and Android Devices Disclosed
Hackers can exploit this vulnerability to access your phone's internal memory and run any program. It's important to update your devices to the latest operating system immediately.
Webcast for Nonprofits: 2017 Nonprofit Tax Year-End Review
December 21, 2017 - Get up to speed on the most important nonprofit tax developments in 2017, and take a look at what next year may hold.