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Constituent and community data privacy

Your constituent and community data likely includes personally identifiable information (PII), which is legally protected by privacy laws as confidential. Nonprofit organizations have legal and ethical responsibilities to protect the data they collect from constituents, donors, volunteers, champions, recipients of services, and other groups. Donors, constituents, and community members potentially risk online harassment, identity theft, cancel culture, cyberattacks, and more if their information is exposed or breached. Therefore, every nonprofit should have a privacy policy that explains how the organization collects and uses the personally identifiable information of its constituents and donors.

This course will explore different types of data privacy laws that may apply to your organization. You’ll also look at policies and procedures that you must have to comply with data privacy regulations and evaluate your risks. Finally, you’ll learn best practices and information security proactive measures to ensure compliance and safety protocols.

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Cost per course

Members $125/Non-members $250


Qualifying credits

NTEN professional certificate

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Certified Association Executive


Course overview

Laws and regulations

Understand data privacy laws that may apply to nonprofits and your responsibilities to protect constituent and community data.

Regulations, policies, and practices

Explore data privacy regulations, policies and procedures, and organizational best practice to define data education and protection.

Measures for data security and privacy

Utilize best practices in collecting, using, and safeguarding constituent and community data.

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As nonprofit organizations, we have legal obligations and ethical responsibility to protect the privacy of our constituent and community data.

- Instructor Edima Elinewinga

Meet the presenter

Edima Elinewinga

Edima Elinewinga

Pronouns: She/her

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Association of Corporate Counsel

As the Chief Technology Officer, Ms. Elinewinga leads the strategic planning and implementation of IT infrastructure, application development and technology products to support the evolving business needs of ZERO TO THREE.Ms. Elinewinga has over 20 years of experience in IT organizational leadership, team building, strategic planning and implementation of technology solutions that align with and support business goals, innovation and organizational growth. She is committed to providing secure and cost-effective technology solutions to increase revenue, support mobility and collaboration, and streamline business processes. Before joining ZERO TO THREE, Ms. Elinewinga served as the Executive Director of Information Technology at United Nations Foundation, where she spent 18 years leading all IT operations and provided the overall IT strategic direction to support the United Nation’s mission to solve global issues.Ms. Elinewinga led an award-winning team recognized by the Telly Awards for its leadership in cloud-based and mobile technology through a video case study in 2016. She also serves on the board of the Technology Affinity Group and is a member of the Society for Information Management. Ms. Elinewinga holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Strayer University.


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