Nonprofit organization leaders interested in learning how to effectively use technology and social networking to share their mission and increase support have a great learning opportunity coming their way. The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference, presented by the Nonprofit Technology Network, is taking place April 11-13 at the Hilton Minneapolis. The event will feature more than 100 breakout and hands-on training sessions designed to help nonprofits efficiently work towards their mission and tap into both supporter and volunteer bases.
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) is a membership organization that serves nonprofit professionals and strives to help these professionals effectively use technology to benefit their organizations. The NTEN does this through the exchange of knowledge within its community and a number of professional development opportunities, including the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference. And nonprofit professionals don’t have to miss the 2013 conference just because they are located outside of Minneapolis. Nonprofits professionals can also attend the event by tuning in online.
Some of the important issues that the NTEN conference will address include risks and rewards associated with nonprofits using social media as a part of their communication strategies. They’ll be diving into the both risks of implementing social media and the risks of not joining this technology movement. The goal will be to help nonprofit organizations ensure that the rewards are greater than the risks.
One risk that shouldn’t be taken lightly when leveraging social media technology to benefit nonprofits is cyber security. The NonProfit Times recently shared five essential security tactics an organization should put in place to protect themselves from risks involved with technology. Those basics include:
- Setting up firewalls
- Using antivirus protection
- A backup system
- A strong password policy
- Using physical security, such as installing cable locks on computers.