Topic: Policy

6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

June 20, 2017
Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. Five years later, this change may be the most significant stress-reducing and time-saving policy I’ve ever put in place at NTEN since I started working here more than 10 years ago.

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

March 13, 2015
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people. The typhoon, which was the deadliest in the country’s history, left the area littered with rubble and in complete darkness. The response to the disaster made history, too: It marked the first time that unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, were used to save lives and provide relief in the aftermath of a storm.

On Transparency, Data, and Trust

October 20, 2014

Transparency in data handling practices is becoming a clear and valuable trend as organizations begin to realize the competitive advantage available to them as a result of developing that capability. The importance of transparent data dealings are particularly relevant for mission- and values-based organizations that depend in large part on deep engagement and trusting relationships with their partners, constituents, and members.