How to Protect Your Nonprofit Donors From Identity Theft

How to Protect Your Nonprofit Donors From Identity TheftProtecting your donors from identity theft.

As a nonprofit, you rely on donations. Donors help to further your work and better the cause, meaning you can do you work seamlessly. However, if you’re regularly taking donations, it’s a good idea to know how to protect your donors from identity theft. Identity theft is a real concern for individuals. Hackers can gain access to valuable information, spend large sums of money, and steal their complete identities. To prevent the possibility of identity theft, check out these tips.

Use a secure network. Secure networks make it harder for hackers to access information, deterring them from spending a lot of time and effort to get into the system.

Use data encryption. It’s always a good idea to encrypt sensitive and valuable information. Just in case it does fall into the wrong hands, encryption ensures it has some form of protection.

Update networks and software often. Make sure all devices in your nonprofit have anti-virus and anti-malware software installed to prevent attacks. Update these frequently along with any hardware patches released by vendors.

Teach volunteers. Make sure your volunteers understand the importance of keeping donor information secure. Educate them in what steps to internally take to prevent theft of information.

Create unique passwords and update regularly. Use unique and complex passwords on networks, servers, and hardware. Make sure to update your passwords regularly, such as with the seasons, so that you’re one step ahead of hackers.

Warn donors. It’s a good idea to remind donors to never send a donation while on public Wi-Fi. You can place this message on your donation page in the hope that donors will take caution. Hackers can access information through public Wi-Fi, making it easier to steal information.

Protect your donors from identity theft by implementing these tips. They will have peace of mind knowing they can trust you with their confidential information. That trust creates repeat donors and increases your donation revenue over time. Are you looking for more ways to protect your nonprofit? Contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298.