Nonprofit organizations are the backbones of many societies because they provide much-needed services to those who can’t otherwise get them. Some may think that just because you’re doing good that no one is out to get you. The thing that you must realize is just because you’re doing something to benefit all of humanity; there are still plenty of bad people who want to do you harm. Criminals and people who have an ax to grind don’t care in the least if you are trying to help people. What they want more than anything is access to the information that you have and also to any money that they can steal.
A common way thieves steal from nonprofit organizations is through their accounts
Someone who once to do your nonprofit organization harm may do so by stealing directly from your bank account or by making purchases online. You don’t have to give someone access to your account for them to do you harm. The way that they get access to your account isn’t through your permission, but by stealing your password. If a bad character knows the username and password to your bank account, they can steal funds without you knowing about it. Some people who run nonprofit organizations have the misguided belief that just because they are doing good will no one do them harm.
Protect your accounts by utilizing complex passwords
It’s not enough to make sure every password that your nonprofit organization has is unique. If your password is weak, people will discover what it is and cause all kinds of problems. All it takes is one angry employee or volunteer to cause all kinds of problems when they have access to your accounts through your password. Every password you use needs to be unique and different from all the other passwords that you use. No account should have the same password as the others, regardless of whether it is as harmless as your social networking accounts or a trivial account such as a blog.
Make sure to implement password manager in your organization
When you use an app such as Drive Password Manager, the entire process of protecting your accounts is easy. The app remembers your account and also the password you use for it. You don’t have to remember anything, and no one has access to your passwords. Many nonprofit organizations make a mistake because they store their passwords in files that are accessible to anyone using the network or their computer. If you give people access to vital information such as your password, people are going to abuse it if a situation arises that day feel the desire to do so.
Password protection is a must for everyone, and that includes nonprofits
Be proactive and protect your organization information by setting up a Password Policy and using a password manager.
Create a Password Policy that every member needs to understand and follow. It could be as simple as a list with several rules that everyone should follow to ensure maximum online security for the organization. Here is an example you can use:
For every account, you need to set up a unique password. Reusing passwords is completely forbidden.
Passwords must be at least 8 symbols long
Passwords must have a letter, a number, and a special character
Never share passwords via email, texts, chats, and other apps except for the chosen password manager for the organization
Never store passwords in Word, Excel, Google Docs, or any other files that are unprotected.
Change your passwords every month
Use a password manager
Using a password manager is essential if you are serious about ensuring the cybersecurity of your nonprofit organization. When choosing one, you need to take into consideration several factors.
What Collaboration suite are you using?
What devices are you using?
Is managing password sharing important for you?
What is the price and is there a special discount for nonprofits?
Drive Password can be a good fit for your nonprofit
Drive Password is built for teams of any size - from small companies and organizations to large ones. It can be e great fit for your NPO if:
You are using Google Workspace and all of your data is stored within Google Drive. Drive Password encrypts and stores all your teams’ passwords and secrets within Google Drive.
By using gSuite and Drive Password, everything will be under one hood and easy to manage.
Your team is using both Windows and macOS computers, Drive Password is available for both OS and accessible through the web version.
You need to share accounts and passwords within your organization, Drive Password is extremely useful in this case. It allows you to securely do that without leaving the app.
Our prices are extremely competitive plus we offer up to 40% discount for NPOs.