New guide released on GDPR for charities

Charity cloud-software partner, Blackbaud Europe, has released a new, 12-page handbook to help non-profits understand the implication of GDPR on their organisations.

‘The GDPR Handbook for Non-Profits’ runs through the main differences between the new regulation and existing laws, gives advice on the first steps non-profits should take, and explains how governance and technology underpins compliance with new data protection legislation.

Speaking on the release of the handbook Lianne McGrory, Managing Director at Blackbaud Europe, said: “We decided to put this guide together because of GDPR’s potential impact on the non-profit sector and Blackbaud’s unique position as the sector’s leading supplier of data management solutions for over 30 years.

No one-size-fits-all answer

“While the non-profit sector has understandably focussed its discussions on GDPR around consent, it’s important to remember that this is only one aspect of GDPR. There are also five other legal bases for processing constituent data. And that’s before we start considering the different channels we might use, or the different reasons we have for processing data.

“But we also know that each non-profit is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the questions GDPR poses. Our handbook is designed to provide a framework of advice that can help non-profits think about their own unique circumstances; helping non-profits to evaluate and update their policies, or audit the technology they’re using to process or store supporter information.”

Download the GDPR Handbook for Non-Profits on Blackbaud’s website.

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