NPO leaders probably know best how long it takes to form strong, mutual relationships with donor groups, and how quickly those relationships can dissolve. Well, imagine how quickly these relationships could be destroyed if donors, volunteers, clients, or sponsors discovered that their nonpublic information was compromised from a breach that originated from within your NPO. This breach can result in identity theft, which is America’s fastest growing white-collar crime. And with today’s ever-changing technology – including online access to the global marketplace and personal data files – this is becoming an even greater risk.
The following are some ways Kimberly Woods, a twenty-year development professional, discusses how an NPO can experience a devastating breach of security:
(Source: “Identity Theft—the Perfect Storm: How Safe is your Organization’s Nonpublic Information” By Kimberly Woods)
It is important to remember to take extra precautions when handling people’s nonpublic and personal data, especially with today’s technological advances.
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