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#GivingTuesday, one of the biggest fundraising days of the year, is coming up. This post contains tips to avoid fraud on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year.
The Site Guest User is a special type of user that you use in conjunction with a Force.com site or any application that utilizes a Force.com site. Some examples of this are event management applications, donation applications, volunteer applications, etc. The Site Guest User allows for those external constituents who are registering for an event, making a donation, signing up to volunteer to commit data into your system, essentially making the “sync” of data possible.
The Payment Card Data Industry Security Standard – PCI Standard for short – is a baseline of technical and operational requirements to help you protect your constituents data and your organization from liability. It applies to you if you at any point store, process, or transmit card-holder data or other sensitive personal information.
What would happen to a nonprofit that uses Salesforce and loses donor information or program evaluation data? At best, it would mean a loss of team productivity in the scramble to recreate data from the Weekly Export. And at worst, it might harm the nonprofit’s reputation and ability to fulfill its mission.
Most organization’s choose Salesforce because of its reputation for reliability, and Salesforce does a great job of maintaining a high level of security on its servers, but there are additional measures system administrators can take to further lock down their data.
When implementing Salesforce, we rightly focus on designing the system; what data do we need to input and the reports and dashboards we want as output. But have you thought about how your decisions regarding Salesforce’s security features can dramatically affect the overall security of your data.
One of the most common complaints on the various forums that serve the nonprofit community is that data has somehow either mysteriously disappeared, or that it just never showed up. You know it’s THERE. You imported it yourself. You may have even created the field and then populated it. But why isn’t it showing up? Find out in this blog post.