By now, most of us are well aware that the General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR – comes into effect in just over three months, on 25 May 2018. It’s creating a lot of changes in how companies can handle data, and there’s a lot to think about and prepare for – which is tough for the many charities that have limited resources.
You might be holding vast amounts of data on your supporters, and perhaps on their behalf too, but becoming GDPR-compliant doesn’t have to be as laborious as it might seem at first glance. It’s also an important job to get done if you don’t want to risk hefty fines. So, rather than worry, consider it an opportunity to review your processes when it comes to communicating with your clients and contacts. In fact, once you have the right processes in place, it can also result in cost savings through more effective targeting and provide more in-depth data analysis of your current clients.
But where do you start? Do you know which areas of your charity need to change? Charity Now, run by Give as you Live, is helping to make this easy by offering a free seminar on 27 March in London to help charities understand GDPR and how it affects their organisation, and a demo of its GDPR Compliance Portal, which can guide charities towards compliance.
Those who attend the seminar will also be able to claim an annual licence to the GDPR Compliance Portal (normally worth up to £750), helping to take the stress and cost out of GDPR compliance. The portal gives charities bespoke action plans to help them work systematically through the compliance programme, ensuring full transparency with integrated stakeholder involvement, and the dashboard offers organisations instant reporting on their current compliance status.
If your team is needing a helping hand with GDPR compliance, find out more about and sign up for the seminar at http://give.as/GDPRPortal.
Charities can rest assured they are in safe hands, with the event being run by a fully trained data protection officer and director at ClearComm, Mark Burnett, and with free insight on offer. What are you waiting for?