This has been a huge year of growth and change for NGOsource.
This past month, TechSoup launched its inaugural Global Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Month. Led by NGOsource's own program manager, LaCheka Phillips, the month was designed with the following three aims in mind:
NGOsource's general manager, Kevin Ryan, and its chief counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, had a busy October. Speaking and participating at venues around the globe, they promoted their work on a uniform due diligence assessment tool for the humanitarian sector.
This October, over 300 people from the global South and North are expected to join together in Istanbul, Turkey to share and collaborate on responses to issues facing the social sector. This initiative, known as the World Humanitarian Action Forum, aims to foster dialogue and action by bringing together individuals across the globe who are passionate about making a difference through effective humanitarian work.
Congratulations are in order for Ken Tsunoda, TechSoup’s Vice President of Development and former NGOsource General Manager (once a member of NGOsource always a part of the NGOsource family!)
Every year, the American Bar Association names recipients of its annual "Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards." Recipients are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the nonprofit sector. This year, our senior counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for "distinguished service by an attorney in the nonprofit sector who is under the age of 35 or has been in practice less than 10 years."
Missed our webinar, "Data Privacy in the Post-Internet Age"? Access the full webinar recording and related documents here.
This one-hour webinar recording covers frameworks for managing data and considers the effects the regulations are likely to have on foundations and nonprofits. It includes learnings from one foundation and from the field, and consider best data practices.
Topics covered include:
Around the globe, more rigorous data privacy regulation is the trend. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016, went into effect May 25, 2018. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), approved June 28, 2018, will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Laws like GDPR have a direct impact on the work of U.S. foundations and nonprofits in several ways:
This past month, the TechSoup Global Network, composed of NGOs from 50 countries, gathered in San Francisco for the biennial TechSoup Global Summit, aptly titled "Connect, Activate, Transform." With 250 participants in attendance and 39 languages represented, attendees convened to discuss challenges facing civil society across the world and collaborated to pave the way for change.