Sunday, August 29, 2010

How Important is Your Information?

Every nonprofit organisation maintains a significant amount of information. How much is that information worth to your organisation – donor lists, methods of preparing sponsorship proposals or grant proposals.

It is difficult, if not impossible to place a value on these, but if someone was to takes copies, the future reduction in income could be significant. So how do you protect your information? Some examples include:
  • Do not allow staff to use external devices such as external hard drives on their computers;
  • Only allow those staff who need access to the documents to have access;
  • If a staff member resigns, review what they send through their work email;
  • When the staff member leaves, if you are concerned, have their computer reviewed for such things as the use of personal emails (eg Hotmail).