How to Protect Your Nonprofit Donor Information From Identity Theft

Safeguarding your donor’s private data.

Nonprofits rely on the kind gestures of donors to move towards their mission. The financial backing from donors is just as important as the emotional support you receive from the community. Now that you have regular donations coming in, what are you doing to protect the sensitive information? Identity theft is a true concern for individuals across the nation – but it’s also something your nonprofit should take seriously. It’s vital that you take the necessary steps to protect your organization and donors from harmful hackers.

How to protect donors:

  • Utilize a secure network that makes it hard for hackers to access confidential information.
  • Encrypt all confidential information including social security numbers and credit card information.
  • Update networks and software consistently to prevent breaches.
  • Educate volunteers on how to spot phishing emails, spam, and how to safeguard donor information.
  • Limit the number of people that can access donor information. It should not be readily accessible to every employee, volunteer or otherwise.
  • Create unique passwords every season.
  • Only work with third-party providers who are PCI DSS compliant.
  • Create an information security policy that outlines how you will respond and notify donors if there is a breach.

As a nonprofit, it’s essential for your livelihood and reputation to protect your donors from identity theft. These tips can help safeguard your donors’ information. A great way to keep your nonprofit secure is by finding reliable insurance coverage. To find the right coverage for your needs, contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298.