Smartdesc Newsletter: Charity Summer Social, email best practice & data protection training

Welcome to the Smartdesc May newsletter. In case you missed it in April’s edition, we have released our annual Charity Technology Leaders Report – click here to download. This month, we share our upcoming Charity Summer Social, advice on email best practice, cyber security and data protection training, our new Copilot briefing sessions, and more.…

Smartdesc Newsletter: Charity Tech Leaders Report 2024, cyber training & exciting events

Welcome to the Smartdesc April newsletter. This month, we are thrilled to present our 2024 Charity Technology Leaders Report, providing valuable IT insights in the nonprofit sector. Additionally, don’t miss out on the exciting events we have lined up with Microsoft and ServiceNow. Free charity IT resources Our 2024 Charity Technology Leaders Report is live!…

Data Protection for Charities – Demystified – 27 June 2024

Would you like to better understand charity data protection? Join us for the first in our exciting new series of Information Governance workshops, hosted at Microsoft London. Our first event, Data Protection for Charities – Demystified, will take place on Thursday 27 June 2024 at 10am. We provide a relaxed, safe space for questions, discussion,…

Data breaches – the consequences of misusing personal data

Data breaches are a serious threat in today’s digital age, especially for nonprofit organisations. While much attention is given to high-profile cyber attacks, internal staff members sometimes mishandle personal data in their care, creating a digital nightmare. One of the more common data breaches involves unauthorised access to databases containing sensitive service user information. These…

Your charity’s digital maturity journey

Welcome to the Smartdesc November newsletter. This month we share how charities can be more digitally mature and offer the following resources: A blog on the five key stages of digital maturity for charities with illustrations Free Microsoft Cloud Security, Cyber Security and Data Protection assessments Free instructor-led MS365 training sessions Our next Quarterly Charity…

Guiding your charity up the levels of digital maturity

In today’s digital age, charities need to continually adapt to leverage technology for greater impact. The digital maturity of a nonprofit plays a pivotal role in enhancing operational efficiencies, expanding reach, giving them a competitive edge and ultimately fulfilling its mission. In this blog, we explore the five key stages of digital maturity for nonprofit…

Cyber Essentials at ACEVO

ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Together with their network, they inspire and support civil society leaders by providing connections, advocacy and skills. ACEVO approached Smartdesc as they wanted to achieve the Cyber Essentials certification, to prove their commitment to best practice with cyber security. Challenge Cyber Essentials is a government-backed,…