How can charities and nonprofits prevent a cyber-attack? 

Cyber security, Data Management, Security

Katie Taaffe

 In a recent survey conducted by Third Sector and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) just half of nonprofit respondents were fully aware of the potential consequences of a cyber-attack on charities and 70% had no plans to deliver cyber security training in the next six months. A lack of action, knowledge, training and confidence among nonprofit organisations around cyber …

Assemble achieves ISO 27001:13 certification 

Data Management, Governance, News, Procurement, Public Sector, Security, Uncategorised

Katie Taaffe

We are proud to announce that after a rigorous independent audit by BSI, Assemble has been awarded with the prestigious, internationally recognised information security standard certificate ISO 27001:2013.   ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for Information Security Management. It provides a best practice framework for companies to comply with confidentiality, integrity and legal compliance, providing confidence that the appropriate …

A guide to Subject Access Requests and how Assemble can make light work of them 

Data Management, Features, Governance, Local Government, Nonprofit, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

A subject access request (SAR) is the formal term for what happens when someone – in our case, a volunteer – asks for a copy of information you hold about them as part of their rights as a data subject under GDPR. They could ask verbally, in writing or even on social media. Then it’s on you to respond. It …

The power of volunteers: Leicester City’s response to Covid-19

Case Study, Data Management, Digital Transformation, Local Government, News, Public Sector, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

“Leicester City Council’s Digital Transformation team were able to utilise volunteer management system Assemble to remotely recruit, manage and co-ordinate the large influx of willing volunteers. In the first few weeks of the local lockdown, over 500 volunteers had signed up to help.” Background Leicester City Council adopted Assemble in December 2019 with the intention of managing their 2,000 volunteers …

When CRM systems are not enough…go Assemble!

Data Management, Features, News

Katie Taaffe

CRM’s (customer relationship management) systems are a great digital asset for not-for-profit organisations. They are superb at tracking and engaging with large numbers of donors, which in turn enables fundraising efforts to continually grow.  The likes of Access Charity CRM, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce are great examples of how to do CRM Software beautifully. Their user-friendly cloud platforms offer endless …