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July 1, 2024

System Hardening: Simple and Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Nonprofit More Secure

Ensuring the security of your systems is paramount. However, the task can seem daunting and often expensive. For nonprofit organizations, balancing tight budgets with robust security measures can be challenging.…
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June 4, 2024

How Much Should Nonprofits Spend on IT and Cybersecurity?

Why IT and Cybersecurity Matter for Nonprofits As a nonprofit organization, you might think that IT and cybersecurity are not your top priorities. After all, you have a noble mission…
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May 2, 2024

Why Nonprofits Need SSO (Single Sign On)

What is SSO and How Does It Work? SSO stands for single sign on, a technology that allows users to access multiple applications or websites with one login credential. Instead…
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April 2, 2024

Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Cybersecurity Assessment?

Cybersecurity threats are growing daily, exposing companies of all sizes to malicious attacks. Yet many nonprofit organizations still don’t proactively protect constituent and financial data, or operational systems from compromise…
March 3, 2024

No Jam Zone: Protect Your Organization from Wireless Exploitation

The pervasiveness of Wi-Fi is such that it has become the default, often the sole, artery of connectivity in both our personal and professional spheres. It's hard to imagine, but…
February 1, 2024

Mastering Microsoft Outlook: Tips and Tricks for Nonprofits

In today's digital age, effective communication, collaboration, and efficient workflow management are critical for nonprofit organizations. When used to its full potential, Microsoft Outlook goes well beyond a way to…
January 3, 2024

Empower Your Nonprofit through Digital Transformation

The digital world is not going away, and nonprofit organizations face unique challenges as they continue their mission of making a positive impact on their communities. In this blog, we'll…
December 12, 2023

Put Your Cell Phone to Work for You

In the fast-paced work environment of a nonprofit employee, productivity is key to success. With advancements in technology, we now have access to an array of tools that can help…
November 14, 2023

Information Security vs. Information Technology Support Your day-to-day IT support team is not comprised of cybersecurity experts, and the services your IT team provides do not include comprehensive information security protection. Read that again because…
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October 25, 2023

Connect Cause Honored in Greater Triangle Civic 50

RALEIGH, N.C. – October 25, 2023 – Connect Cause is one of the honored businesses in the inaugural Greater Triangle Civic 50, it was announced Wednesday morning. The honor represents…
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August 14, 2023

Will Your IT Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan Hold Up?

Every organization relies on technology on a daily basis to operate. While up-to-date technology can improve your efficiency and help avoid problems, even the best technology can fail. So, what…
June 19, 2023

Will AI Take Over the World?

No doubt you have heard some of the buzz surrounding the seemingly sudden advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Programs like ChatGPT, DALL-E 2, Bard and Jasper have made plenty of…
April 18, 2023

What is a vCIO and How Can a vCIO Help Your Organization?

Technology and Information continue to be crucial aspects of every organization. In order to manage this, many enterprises rely on a Chief Information Officer (CIO). A CIO is an executive…
Connect Cause will serve as MSP and VOIP provider for NCAATPress Release
March 28, 2023

Connect Cause Partners with NCAAT

DURHAM, N.C., March 28, 2023 – Connect Cause has signed a new agreement with North Carolina Asian Americans Together to become their official Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) and Voice…
Hiring an MSP can save your organization significant money.BlogCloudCybersecurityVoIP
February 20, 2023

How Can a Managed Service Provider (MSP) Help Your Organization?

Are you thinking about hiring a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for your organization, but wondering if it is the right option? As a nonprofit with a tight budget, you may…
Happy New Year!BlogPress Release
January 6, 2023

2022 in Review

A message from Connect Cause Founder/CEO Ahmad Eied On behalf of the entire team here at Connect Cause, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. I trust…
Don't let a phishing scam derail your nonprofit organizationBlogCybersecurity
October 28, 2022

How Can a Phishing Scam Derail Your Organization?

As we wrap up October, a.k.a. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we want to discuss phishing scams and the harmful impact they can have on your organization. What is phishing? Quite simply,…
Connect Cause: 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Award WinnerBlogPress Release
October 14, 2022

Connect Cause Honored with 2022 Philanthropy Award

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced its 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Awards and Connect Cause was included as one of the winners. Connect Cause was founded on a mission to provide…
May 13, 2022

Choosing a Strong Password

Choosing a Strong Password Don’t make it easy on the bad guys We have talked a lot about cybersecurity recently (see our last two blogs; Security is Not Convenient and…
April 27, 2022

Keeping your nonprofit secure with a VPN

Keeping your nonprofit secure with a VPN The internet is a dangerous place…don’t trust it with your data As the world becomes increasingly digitized and the home-based workforce becomes even…
March 31, 2022

Security is Not Convenient

Security is Not Convenient How little things can make a big difference in keeping your data secure Have you ever found yourself frustrated because of additional levels of security that…
March 15, 2022

Connect Cause Partner Spotlight: Fractional Procurement Group

Connect Cause Partner Spotlight: Fractional Procurement Group Nothing is worse than surprises when it comes to finances. Getting an invoice for a contract that automatically renewed can be a major…
February 16, 2022

Windows 11: Should I Upgrade?

Windows 11: Should I Upgrade? Three Reasons Why You Should (And Three Reasons Why You Shouldn't) It's that dreaded time again when things become uncertain in the realm of computer…
January 26, 2022

3 Ways Cloud Tech Improves Work Environment

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a record high number of businesses have continued to work from home. This includes many nonprofit employees when they are not at a…
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January 21, 2022

Connect Cause Donations Surpass $129,000 for 2021

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 21, 2022 – To support nonprofits as they shifted their operations and looked for new ways to improve their technology, Connect Cause donated over $129,237…
September 1, 2021

Securing nonprofit video meetings

In the last 18 months, organizations across the world have adapted to remote working environments. Due to flexibility, safety, and cost reductions, many have decided to remain completely or partially…
August 25, 2021

Compliance and VPNs

Protecting constituent data is essential to nonprofit operations. Compliance standards such as HIPAA and PCI ensure the security of user information. Organizations involved in health and human services are subject…
Disaster RecoveryBlogCloudCybersecurity
June 20, 2021

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is all about expecting the unexpected. With hurricane season in full swing, it's important to take the necessary steps to protect your data and hardware. The nationwide cost…
Digital TransformationBlog
May 24, 2021

Digital Transformation for Nonprofits

With strict budgets and limited resources, it's easy for nonprofits to get left behind in the age of digital transformation. Only 11% of organizations view their team's approach to technology…
April 27, 2021

Nonprofit Cloud Transformation

What does, “moving to the cloud,” mean, exactly? Nonprofit cloud transformation can be intimidating due to a lack of funding and resources. On the contrary, hosting your applications in the cloud…
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October 28, 2020

Create a FREE Microsoft Teams account

Offices across the world have transitioned to remote work. For most, this was an abrupt change that left companies unprepared and scrambling for new tools. Many will be required to…
July 27, 2020

5 Reasons for Switching to VoIP

Is your phone system overpriced and insufficient? How VoIP gives you countless features with a strict budget in mind: Thanks to Voice Over IP (VoIP), nonprofits are able to save…
July 8, 2020

The Work-From-Home Readiness Checklist

If you were to evaluate your organization's productivity levels, what would they be?  Nonprofit leaders are behind the scenes, shaping the organization and managing functionality. While continuing to work from…
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June 8, 2020

Selecting video conferencing software for your company

As businesses are permitted to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided to keep employees working remotely. A wide range of industries have become accustomed to working from home,…
May 8, 2020

2020 in Tech: 5 Trends to Keep an Eye On

The technology industry moves in one direction — forward. As more companies continue to use advanced programs to run their businesses, knowing what the technology forecast looks like can help companies…
January 9, 2020

4 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from a Ransomware Attack

Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more common as the business world continues doing more online. It can seem like every time you turn on the news, there’s another major company announcing they were…
November 1, 2019

Follow These 5 Steps to Give Your Business the Best Gift of All

As the year comes to an end, business owners are keeping an eye on the latest holiday deals to purchase new items for their companies. Ergonomic keyboards, dual monitors and…
October 1, 2019

7 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach in Your Business

Don’t think you’re vulnerable to a data breach? Think again. In 2018, businesses reported 1,244 breaches – and small businesses accounted for 58 percent of victims. In honor of National Cybersecurity…
September 3, 2019

2020’s End-of-Support List: Why it Matters & What to Do

January 14, 2020 is the fast-approaching date when a long list of Microsoft® products and solutions will reach their End of Support. That’s a lot of widely used products, and there’s a good chance your company…
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August 1, 2019

4 Ways a Business Continuity Plan Can Help Your Company

As a business owner, the buck stops with you. Your employees rely on you to have the answers when a problem occurs. But what are you going to do when you find out a…
July 1, 2019

BDR: A Shelter from the Storm

As a business owner, you’re always focusing on how to best move your company forward. But have you taken time to consider the potential threats to your operations? Having a…
June 1, 2019

Is Your Business Following the Right Financial Compliance Regulations?

Does your website or company accept payments online or store financial records digitally? If you answered “yes,” then you need to be compliant with industry regulations.   In simple terms, compliance…
Do you need a project management solution?Blog
May 1, 2019

Checklist: Do You Need a Project Management Solution?

Project management (PM) software plays a critical role in how successfully you implement a new solution or resolve a task. In fact, a study by Hive found that 77 percent…
outsource to your virtual CIOBlog
March 1, 2019

5 Things to Outsource to Your vCIO

As your business grows, you’ll eventually need someone to help you choose and deploy technology to protect your business, improve processes and support your organization’s goals. If you’ve never heard…
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February 1, 2019

5 Tools to Improve Your Collaboration

The McKinsey Institute found that teams improved productivity up to 25 percent through increased collaboration. But, finding out which collaboration tools will round up your most isolated employees can be…