Non-Profits

Information about protecting personal data, fighting back against scam artists that target non-profit groups, and other practical tips for your organization.

Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses [PDF]

Does your company keep sensitive data — Social Security numbers, credit reports, account numbers, health records, or business secrets? If so, then you’ve probably instituted safeguards to protect that information. Your information security plans also should cover the digital copiers your company uses.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: A Guide for Business [PDF]

Most businesses collect and store sensitive information about their employees and customers. If you use Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing software in your business, consider the security implications and minimize the risks associated with it.

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business [PDF] [En español]

Practical tips for business on creating and implementing a plan for safeguarding personal information.

Raising Funds? What You Should Know About Hiring a Professional [PDF]

Is your nonprofit group planning a fundraising campaign? Before hiring a professional fundraising company, investigate thoroughly. Inappropriate behavior by a fundraiser can result in negative publicity for your organization – and possible legal action.

Throwing the Book at Business Directory Scams [PDF]

The smooth-talking voice on the other end of the line claims to need information to “confirm” your phone book listing. Fast forward a few weeks and your mailbox is jammed with “invoices” threatening legal action if you don’t pay. Chances are you’ve been hit by a business directory scam. Learn to spot – and stop – these con artists.

Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

When you use consumer reports to make employment decisions like hiring, promotion, reassignment, and retention, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires you to take important compliance steps. Find out more about keeping your company within the law.

When Yellow Pages Invoices Are Bogus [PDF]

Unscrupulous promoters have been known to solicit ads for bogus business directories. Before you buy ad space or pay an “invoice” for a listing you didn’t authorize, take steps to recognize deceptive schemes.