This is a hands-on workshop specifically for nonprofits that will help you understand the importance of data security and how to implement simple, yet effective measures to secure your people and your data. Even nonprofits need to worry about data security. It is your responsibility to protect sensitive information about your donors, volunteers, and clients while also safeguarding yourself from cyberattacks. You will leave with a clear understanding of basic data security tactics at the PC level. Please bring the computer you want to protect to the training.


  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023
    – 8:30 am – 9:00am: Coffee + Conversation (with treats!) for in-person attendees
    – 9:00 am – 10:30am: Simple Changes and Checks: Protecting Your Data Workshop
  • Hybrid: Filament Essential Services (13th and O) / Zoom


About the Trainer

Tracy French is a seasoned technology professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry. She began her career at Filament Essential Services (then known as Midwest Computing) in 1990 where she provided QA, support, and training for student loan banking and financial aid software. Over the years, she has been responsible for all company software and network projects, and technical services and was instrumental in the launch of Filament. As Vice President of Technical Solutions, Tracy is responsible for internal network infrastructure planning and security, and serves as a subject matter expert in security standards. She formulates and implements technical policies and procedures, and ensures that network systems are prepared for security audits. Tracy is involved in strategic planning, prepares and manages capital and operating expenses, and is responsible for disaster recovery planning and testing for nonprofits.