While donations and grants, outcomes and missions are the name of the game for many nonprofits, the challenges often span far beyond that. Limited by tight budgets and small teams, nonprofits often struggle to find the right technology or even find the right support they need when working towards their mission.
Technology and Nonprofits
However, the right technology creates a snowball effect for growing nonprofits. As discussed in part one of our Crossing the Rubicon series, technology makes things run more efficiently while creating new opportunities:
“But what applies to commercial businesses also applies to nonprofits: 1) Efficiency saves time, money and resources, and 2) technology creates opportunities to become more efficient, as well as reveals connections that would be near impossible through manual processes. Committing to technology that enables your nonprofit to uncover efficiencies and fuel empowerment leads to a greater net impact.”
This mentality pairs with the mission and vision of NTEN, a community where over 50,000 nonprofit professionals learn about and celebrate the ways technology helps them meet their missions.
2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference
Each year, NTEN hosts over 2,000 of these nonprofit technology leaders at the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, providing attendees with a wide array of learning opportunities and inspiring keynotes designed to help reinvigorate work and bring that renewed passion back to community.
This year’s conference, 19NTC, is headed to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, for three days this spring, March 13-15, 2019. While there are many reasons to attend, NTEN sums them up in the following five points:
- Make valuable connections you can call on throughout the year for advice and support
- Over 200 sessions in five tracks covering all aspects of nonprofit technology
- Feel part of a supportive, dynamic, diverse community whose members are passionate about changing the world
- Affordable, immersive training that's developed for and by nonprofit professionals
- Be part of the movement for better nonprofits
As a leading provider of both consulting and technology services for the nonprofit world, Wipfli is proud to announce that we will be attending this event to discuss our solutions for those in the nonprofit community, as well as presenting a can’t-miss session on protecting your nonprofit from cyberthreats.
#19NTCcyberrisk: Tips on Avoiding and Managing Cybersecurity Risks
Your organization relies on data and systems to provide your services. With the increase in cyberattacks, no organization is immune from being a target, no matter how big or how small the organization is.
In this session, discuss recent data breaches and successful hacks, identify how perpetrators compromised the security controls and receive a roadmap to reduce your organization’s risk. Come prepared to share experiences and learn from others.
- Create awareness of risks in today’s computing environment
- Explore how to mitigate security risks and avoid common pitfalls
- Discuss what it takes to implement a cost-effective information security and data protection strategy
This session will be led by Ryan Peasley, Technology Manager at Wipfli, who will be joined by Emilio Wagner, Director of Operations at the Community Action Partnership of Kern to discuss the importance of a cybersecurity plan and the best practices to get started.
This session is scheduled for Breakout Session 2 on Day 1. NTEN recommends you follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #19NTCcyberrisk to keep up with this highly informative session. Here are more session details:
- Day: March 13, 2019
- Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
- Room: E142
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Exhibit Hall: Meet Wipfli at Booth 219
In addition to leading a highly informative session, members of the Wipfli team will also present ideas, inspirations and solutions at the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall takes place throughout all three days of the event during lunch and breaks. It will be a location where nonprofit technology leaders get to discuss their challenges and learn more about the technology solutions available from providers.
We are excited to announce that we will have members of the team available to discuss your nonprofit goals in 2019 at Booth 219 of the Exhibit Hall.
Wipfli LLP: Your Nonprofit Partner
At Wipfli, we provide a wide range of services and solutions for nonprofits of all sizes. From technology consulting to accounting services, our work as a leading accounting firm has given us the power to do more for organizations like yours. We invite you to learn more about some of the work we’ve done by reading “Crossing the Rubicon” parts one and two, with part one discussing how committing to technology can benefit nonprofits and part two exploring how to navigate this change.
Learn even more by reading our recent success stories and contacting us for more information.