Creating a cybersecurity plan

Cybersecurity is critical for organizations of all sizes and designations. Yet staff not formally trained in technology, privacy, and security are often responsible for confidential data and budgeting.

As we digitize our organizations, our need for cybersecurity increases. By learning about, investing in, and implementing cybersecurity practices, we can work to keep our organizations healthy and fulfill our missions.

This course will examine internal systems and cybersecurity components while using a tool to assess your organization’s current practices and prioritize future goals. Additionally, we’ll discuss ways to obtain buy-in and funding and brainstorm ideas for implementing cybersecurity practices that address issues without being too burdensome for your users.

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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

Risk assessment

Review your organization’s risk and compliance requirements.

Tools and practices

Explore the tools, systems, and practices that can improve security and learn how to implement them.


Develop a strategy to address immediate concerns and plan for the future.

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Cybersecurity is both critical and constantly evolving. Come learn current cybersecurity practices while assessing your organization and creating or updating your nonprofit’s cybersecurity plan.

- Instructor Audra Hurd

Meet the presenter

Audra Hurd

Audra Hurd

Pronouns: she/her

Operations Director

Paths for Families

As the Paths for Families Operations Director, Audra is responsible for the agency’s information technology, security, compliance, marketing, human resources, licensing, and facility management. She has a bachelors from Towson University in Health Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Audra has over fifteen years of experience analyzing problems, collaborating with teams, and leveraging technology to resolve operational challenges. When she’s not working, Audra loves going to concerts, reading, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

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