Does your organization have a strong internet presence? Is your website easy to navigate? Is the information about your organization clearly presented? Are supporters able to donate easily online? Asking these questions is essential to the success of your non-profit organization. You only have a few seconds to make a big impression on visitors and having a well designed, professional website is the key to gaining online support.
When I first started working in the non-profit world and a client asked for a new program, I searched what was available back in 1989 and came up with a nifty little program from a small Austin, TX based company. It was DOS based, locked into 5 segments but did just about everything our client required. The program was MIP Fund Accounting.
Abila, like so many other software companies, offer “cloud based” solutions and storage. I never liked the term cloud because it brings images of some nebulous vapor that miraculously records and holds information, programs and data. In reality, cloud based is really nothing more than a server somewhere that you access via some form of remote software that connects to that server.
The real question is, how safe is your data when it resides on a server that’s virtually accessible to anyone with an internet connection? And what can you do to protect that data? Here are a few ideas.