Strengthening nonprofit compliance with ISO certification

May 14, 2024
Ashley Montgomery
Content Marketing Manager

Nonprofits bear a massive burden when it comes to compliance. With thousands of donor PII (personal identifiable information) flowing through and being stored in your system, it’s critical that everything is lock-tight. But did you know vendor noncompliance is an often-overlooked security gap?

Not with Fundraise Up. We’re one of a select few nonprofit online donation platforms with ISO 27001 certification. Its rigorous auditing process is difficult to complete and even harder to maintain. But achieving this certification is our commitment to customers that we put security first.

ISO 27001 certification: An ISO certificate represents an internationally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). Achieving ISO 27001 certification involves implementing comprehensive security measures and undergoing rigorous audits to ensure compliance with strict standards.

Solving for nonprofit compliance concerns

IT teams know: the tech stack is your greatest strength. But software without ISO compliance poses significant risks to your nonprofit’s data security and regulatory compliance. We hear these concerns all the time:

Concern 1: Cybersecurity threats

IT teams are constantly under pressure to ensure the security of their nonprofit’s data and systems. ISO-compliant software is that added layer of protection against cyber threats.

Concern 2: Regulatory requirements

Ensuring compliance with data regulations can be complex and time-consuming, especially for IT teams with limited resources. With ISO-compliant software, nonprofits are one step ahead of current requirements, safeguarding their reputation and avoiding legal liabilities.

“When assessing risk, enterprise organizations want to see SOC and ISO - not just PCI compliance.” - Charles Lehosit, Director of Solution Engineering at Fundraise Up.

Concern 3: Transparent Governance

Maintaining the trust and confidence of donors, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders is essential for nonprofit organizations. By implementing ISO-compliant software, nonprofits demonstrate their dedication to data security, fostering trust among stakeholders and preserving their reputation.

Improve Donor Trust, Confidence, and Engagement

Reassure your stakeholders that their valuable information is securely protected by one of a select few tech companies with this certification. You’ll see that increased trust leads to higher engagement and a stronger base of donors who are enthusiastic about your mission.

Setting nonprofits apart with ISO

This certification is our way of demonstrating our commitment to your data security, ensuring you can operate with confidence. And that commitment is passed down to your donors. By partnering with an ISO-compliant company like Fundraise Up, everybody wins.

✅ Free guide: how to choose secure software partners

We’ve built a free guide to help you through the process of choosing safe, secure technology partners. In it you’ll find:

  • Criteria to compare (and why)
  • Features to check before saying “yes”
  • Expert considerations

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