Digital Skills

Beyond COVID: Preparing Your Nonprofit For Digital Resiliency

In the wild ride that was 2020, most of us nonprofit staff moved out of the office and into our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms in a master class in “making it work!” And as we figured out not only how to manage our organizations remotely, but also how to deliver our programs and fundraise from the couch, we acquired technology to help us. And boy, did we acquire technology — hardware, software, implementation services — whatever it took to work remotely, collaborate with our colleagues, and engage with our constituents.

Spam: How To Spot And Prevent It From Causing Damage To Your Nonprofit

Phishing emails are a type of spam that “fishes” for sensitive information from individuals or entire organisations. These messages often mine for financial information and other critical data such as medical records and trade secrets. Criminals use a variety of phishing techniques, but the goal is always the same — to get a person to give up private information for malicious purposes.

How To Use Data To Tell Your Nonprofit Story

One common thread throughout successful storytelling by nonprofits, NGOs, community service organizations, libraries, and schools is the incorporation of data. All of your stories do not need to include great and amazing numbers and metrics at every turn, but where you can plug in your impact, you can stand out. This is data-driven storytelling.

How to Make Your Online Meetings More Accessible

As a nonprofit where communications accessibility is the core of their mission, Ability Central regularly hosts meetings with participants who have sight or hearing loss, have sensory processing issues, or have difficulties speaking. Their board chairperson communicates by typing on an iPad with his toes. Moving meetings online after COVID hit presented challenges. However, with a few adaptations, their online meetings now go smoothly, and everyone participates fully. Below are their top tips and resources.

Zoom Etiquette For Nonprofits – Why Is It Important And Where Do We Start?

For the past year, parents and guardians have had to rapidly change meetings from boardrooms and offices to their homes, with kids and pets running around while trying to concentrate on what is happening on a screen! It has become a new way of life having to juggle the distractions around us and at the same time conduct ourselves appropriately during a Zoom call.

Deepfakes – Are They Dangerous To Nonprofits?

The word Deepfakes is a combination of the two terms “deep learning” and “fake”. Deep learning refers to arrangements of algorithms that can learn and make intelligent decisions on their own – a form of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Simply explained, Deepfakes are falsified videos made by means of deep learning. The great danger here is …

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