When it comes to preparing for GDPR, we’re right there alongside you.
Whether you’re just getting to grips with all the acronyms, or you’re already moving to an opt-in only model of consent, we’ve got a regular stream of best practice advice, tips and guides to help you through to May 2018 and beyond.
GDPR – What Should Non-Profits Be Doing Now?
The most succinct summary of a complex issue you’re likely to hear, Blackbaud’s own Rob Gethen Smith takes less than 30 minutes to break down what GDPR is, what it means for non-profits, and what you should be doing now to get ready.
GDPR – April 2017 Update
Turn GDPR into GDP-ahhhh. Our April blog gives you a five minute summary of the most important points and what you need to be doing now to get ready.
GDPR – The Basics for a Fundraiser
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in May 2018. As a fundraiser, what does that mean for you?
GDPR & FPS – December 2016 Update
Key updates on Data Protection Reform following further releases of information from the ICO and Fundraising Regulator. What can we expect over the next few months, and what should non-profits be doing right now to get ready?
GDPR & FPS – Blackbaud’s Position – Oct 2016
Over the last two years, enquiries, reviews, a media frenzy around over-communicating, a new fundraising regulatory body and a perceived public mistrust of the sector all mean that the next two years will see significant changes that affect us all. Take 3 minutes and digest our handy guide to what’s going on.
Blackbaud in the first wave of companies to be compliant – 2016
Following the termination of the Safe Harbor agreement in 2016, Blackbaud was among the very first companies to be certified as adhering to the principals of its successor, the Privacy Shield.
Blackbaud MD’s open letter to the Fundraising Regulator – 2016
As a provider of fundraising CRM software specifically for the non-profit sector, Blackbaud Europe has specifically technical concerns regarding the workability of the FPS proposal.
Blackbaud Customers: Today
Start collecting opt-in consent now.
GDPR will require non-profit organisations who rely on consent as a basis for processing personal information to make certain that data subjects affirmatively opt-in to the processing of their data by you. Further, GDPR will require that organisations be able to demonstrate they have collected such consent. Whilst GDPR doesn’t come into law until May 2018, savvy non-profits are beginning to collect opt-in consent right now.
To help you do this, we have consulted closely with a wide range of customers as well as our Blackbaud legal counsel, and have produced a single User Guide that covers managing consent across the total suite of Blackbaud solutions. This means no matter which ones you use, you have clear, step-by-step instructions that will help you to collect consent, record consent, and then effectively use that consent to determine what processing activities may be taken with respect to each of your supporters.
Blackbaud Customers: Going forward
At the end of June, the Blackbaud consent and preferences management roadmap for the remainder of 2017 will be released, detailing new product development specifically tailored to enable non-profits to capture and evidence consent and accommodate other data subject rights in accordance with GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulation.
Blackbaud recognises that advanced preparation for legislation like GDPR is critical for operational continuity, which is why all new features and solutions will be released for general availability in time for customers to prepare for compliance.
Blackbaud's GDPR Pledge
Data privacy has never been of greater importance to non-profits. Not only has the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently fined several non-profits in the UK, but a new Fundraising Regulator has been established for England and Wales with its Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) expected to launch this summer, and of course the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. To match this, Blackbaud’s commitment to data privacy is unequivocal:
1. We have published guidance around several immediate steps that we recommend non-profits take immediately, including ensuring: transparency of privacy notices; approval by trustees of processes around data privacy; conducting a ‘reasonable expectations’ test of practices; and moving towards opt-in wherever possible. We’re also including this topic at our regular Customer User Groups.
2. Our Customer User Guide which details how best to manage consent and preferences through our different solutions as they stand today.
3. We’ll be producing new, improved consent and communication preferences capabilities in our solutions in due course. The development work has already begun, and if you’d like to participate in any further customer discovery with the products team as things progress, contact us here.
4. Separate to the above, Blackbaud is participating in wider sector reviews of data privacy. For example, Blackbaud is participating in the CASE Europe Data Protection Working Group and chairing its Technology workstream that will publish guidance on technical considerations at the end of May. This guidance will be product-agnostic and not reference Blackbaud or any other suppliers. Blackbaud is also one of the co-sponsors of the CASE Europe Regulation and Compliance Conference on 14th June 2017.
5. Beyond all of these steps, Blackbaud is continually improving its solutions towards the end goal of enhancing the supporter experience, over and above any compliance requirements. Since the beginning of 2017, significant enhancements which positively impact upon supporters have been released to numerous solutions across the Blackbaud portfolio, including Raiser’s Edge NXT, NetCommunity, Blackbaud Enterprise CRM and Internet Solutions.
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We’d love to hear any feedback you have, and what more we can do to help you get ready for GDPR.
While the information provided above is reliable, it does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.