Seltzer (a consultant) offers advice for non-profit managers on building a network of support which includes a wide variety of funding sources. He provides a guide to fundraising strategies, covering every step from strategy designing and source selection, to the preliminary organizational tasks and particular fundraising approaches. Case studies and worksheets are included.
Today's managers encounter tremendous resistance in getting others to buy-in to change. The ongoing rounds of downsizing and upheaval have taken their toll, leaving a legacy of skepticism. Therefore, managers must not only have ideas, but must be experts at "selling" the correct answers, information, and measurements to address issues of change. Securing the Future uses the Theory of Constraints, a breakthrough improvement methodology, to provide solutions to today's management problems. It documents the step-by-step approach to achieving a strategic vision of long-term competitive advantage, employment security, and customer satisfaction. Using a combination of parable, methodology, and case studies, this book presents an in-depth management road map to exponential improvement in any organization. If you are looking for concrete ideas on how to build the intellectual capital your organization will need in order to thrive in years to come, Securing the Future will show you the way.
In this review of the background and development of public access television, the author offers the necessary information needed to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings as well as the nuts and bolts of public access television in the United States.
In a ground-breaking departure from existing works, almost all of which are how-to manuals based on anecdotal evidence, this is the first academic textbook on fund raising. By integrating practical knowledge with social science theory and research, it presents a comprehensive approach to the function, from its legal and ethical principles to the managerial process by which gifts are raised. Territory previously uncharted in the literature is explored, such as the historical and organizational contexts of contemporary practice. Explanations of programs, techniques, and publics introduce a new system for understanding fund raising's major concepts. Unlike efforts in established fields, most of the material represents original scholarship undertaken to produce a first-time text. The book's main purpose is to teach students about fund raising--a high-demand, high-paying occupation that will continue to expand into the 21st century as the need for trained practitioners exceeds the supply. During the last decade, fund-raising education moved into the formal classroom and away from an apprenticeship tradition of senior practitioners mentoring newcomers. Yet until now, there has not been a textbook to support this evolving professionalism. Faculty have been reluctant to define fund raising as an academic subject in the absence of a theory-based teaching resource, and courses usually have been assigned to part-time instructors hired from the practice. This textbook addresses the void. It is designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses dealing with fund raising as a primary or secondary subject. Among its features, each chapter points out research gaps and opportunities--such as problems and theories for master's theses and doctoral dissertations--and ends with a list of suggested readings. The text is appropriate for the diverse academic areas in which fund raising, nonprofit management, and philanthropy are taught, including public administration, management, arts and humanities, education, social work, economics, and sociology. Because of its public relations orientation, it is particularly suited for courses offered in that discipline. Additional audiences are practitioners enrolled in professional development programs; CEOs, trustees, and others interested in self-study; and scholars who need serious literature on the subject. PROFESSIONAL PROMO PIECE COPY..............Recently, the field of fundraising seems to have taken a giant step backward. Rather than conducting principled efforts to support common political, educational, financial, or social causes, the entire process is making headlines as a venue offering opportunities for influence peddling, corruption and self-promotion. The need for a guide to ethical fund-raising management is greater than ever. Effective Fund-Raising Management addresses this need. The most successful fundraisers understand why certain practices are more effective than others. What works in one situation may not work in another similar--but slightly different--situation. That is why theoretical understanding is vital to fundraising professionals. To be an expert practitioner, one must have have enough theoretical understanding to adapt one's practice to a variety of situations. That is the purpose of Effective Fund-Raising Management--to provide the underlying theoretical and conceptual understandings that enable an effective practitioner to become an expert practitioner. Indispensable to fund-raising professionals, this invaluable resource: * reviews the entire scope of the fund-raising profession-- from its historical antecedents to the current legal, ethical, organizational, and theoretical principles underlying its practice today; * provides concise definitions and explanations of the fund-raising process and its position within the field of public relations; * links effective fund-raising practices to ethical considerations; and * examines four of the major methods of fund raising-- annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns.
The newest threat to security has been categorized as the Advanced Persistent Threat or APT. The APT bypasses most of an organization’s current security devices, and is typically carried out by an organized group, such as a foreign nation state or rogue group with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity and wreak havoc. Most organizations do not understand how to deal with it and what is needed to protect their network from compromise. In Advanced Persistent Threat: Understanding the Danger and How to Protect your Organization Eric Cole discusses the critical information that readers need to know about APT and how to avoid being a victim. Advanced Persistent Threat is the first comprehensive manual that discusses how attackers are breaking into systems and what to do to protect and defend against these intrusions. How and why organizations are being attacked How to develop a "Risk based Approach to Security" Tools for protecting data and preventing attacks Critical information on how to respond and recover from an intrusion The emerging threat to Cloud based networks
The fun and easy way to raise money for your cause Fundraising For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of the latest strategies and resources available for raising money through everything from special events to online donations, in both good and bad economic times. The authors teach you how to market your organization using the most up-to-date tools and technologies available through the Internet. This expanded edition also offers information about philanthropy and tax law. Contains new tips and techniques for creating materials that bring in contributions and support for the more than 1.4 million charitable and nonprofit organizations in the United States Explains how to use social media to keep donors and volunteers engaged through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Web technologies Covers grassroots online fundraising and how to host big events on a shoestring budget You'll also find tips on negotiating without alienating donors and developing long-term organizational goals. All these strategies are what makes this resource indispensable!
The non-technical handbook for cyber security risk management Solving Cyber Risk distills a decade of research into a practical framework for cyber security. Blending statistical data and cost information with research into the culture, psychology, and business models of the hacker community, this book provides business executives, policy-makers, and individuals with a deeper understanding of existing future threats, and an action plan for safeguarding their organizations. Key Risk Indicators reveal vulnerabilities based on organization type, IT infrastructure and existing security measures, while expert discussion from leading cyber risk specialists details practical, real-world methods of risk reduction and mitigation. By the nature of the business, your organization’s customer database is packed with highly sensitive information that is essentially hacker-bait, and even a minor flaw in security protocol could spell disaster. This book takes you deep into the cyber threat landscape to show you how to keep your data secure. Understand who is carrying out cyber-attacks, and why Identify your organization’s risk of attack and vulnerability to damage Learn the most cost-effective risk reduction measures Adopt a new cyber risk assessment and quantification framework based on techniques used by the insurance industry By applying risk management principles to cyber security, non-technical leadership gains a greater understanding of the types of threat, level of threat, and level of investment needed to fortify the organization against attack. Just because you have not been hit does not mean your data is safe, and hackers rely on their targets’ complacence to help maximize their haul. Solving Cyber Risk gives you a concrete action plan for implementing top-notch preventative measures before you’re forced to implement damage control.
Get prepared for your Information Security job search! Do you want to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to succeed in the Information Security job market? If so, you've come to the right place. Packed with the latest and most effective strategies for landing a lucrative job in this popular and quickly-growing field, Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies provides no-nonsense guidance on everything you need to get ahead of the competition and launch yourself into your dream job as an Information Security (IS) guru. Inside, you'll discover the fascinating history, projected future, and current applications/issues in the IS field. Next, you'll get up to speed on the general educational concepts you'll be exposed to while earning your analyst certification and the technical requirements for obtaining an IS position. Finally, learn how to set yourself up for job hunting success with trusted and supportive guidance on creating a winning resume, gaining attention with your cover letter, following up after an initial interview, and much more. Covers the certifications needed for various jobs in the Information Security field Offers guidance on writing an attention-getting resume Provides access to helpful videos, along with other online bonus materials Offers advice on branding yourself and securing your future in Information Security If you're a student, recent graduate, or professional looking to break into the field of Information Security, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be true in certain cases, security on the Mac is still a crucial issue. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats. Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition and was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new Snow Leopard operating system. Using the SANS Institute course as a sister, this book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience. The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security.
Is your firm poised for long-term success and viability? Do you even know what that looks like for your firm? The reality is that most CPA firms have their work cut out for them if they want exiting partners to retire comfortably and future leaders to flourish. In the new edition of this popular book and its companion workbook, Reeb and Cingoranelli impart the same no-nonsense advice on succession planning and management that they share with their clients, providing you with the benefits of their years of experience, research, and methodologies. Volume 1 covers fundamental succession and management concepts to ensure that every partner and manager is on the same page and working toward a shared vision. After reading this book you will be able to: Take steps to maximize your firm’s value Shore up your business strategy and operations Remove personal preferences and entitlements from partner discussions Build a strong partner group Ensure your firm survives the departure of key people by creating or improving your succession plan, and more!
Is your firm poised for long-term success and viability? Do you even know what that looks like for your firm? The reality is that most CPA firms have their work cut out for them if they want exiting partners to retire comfortably and future leaders to flourish. In the new edition of this popular book, Reeb and Cingoranelli impart the same no-nonsense advice on succession planning and management that they share with their clients, providing you with the benefits of their years of experience, research, and methodologies. Once your firm’s leadership is on board with the fundamental concepts, Volume 2 provides your implementation team with the tools and resources they need to make it a reality. This workbook includes the tools, tactics, and strategies you need to draft a customized plan and see it through. Each chapter includes expert-developed exercises, forms, and checklists tailored to each phase of the planning process. Also available as a PDF Toolkit to simplify your planning!
Previous information security references do not address the gulf between general security awareness and the specific technical steps that need to be taken to protect information assets. Surviving Security: How to Integrate People, Process, and Technology, Second Edition fills this void by explaining security through a holistic approach that considers both the overall security infrastructure and the roles of each individual component. This book provides a blueprint for creating and executing sound security policy. The author examines the costs and complications involved, covering security measures such as encryption, authentication, firewalls, intrusion detection, remote access, host security, server security, and more. After reading this book, you will know how to make educated security decisions that provide airtight, reliable solutions. About the Author Amanda Andress, CISSP, SSCP, CPA, CISA is Founder and President of ArcSec Technologies, a firm which focuses on security product reviews and consulting. Prior to that she was Director of Security for Privada, Inc., a privacy company in San Jose, California. She built extensive security auditing and IS control experience working at Exxon and Big 5 firms Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. She has been published in NetworkWorld, InfoWorld, Information Security Magazine, and others, and is a frequent presenter at industry events such as N+I and Black Hat.
Whether you are a business owner, department manager, or even a concerned employee, Workplace Security Essentials will show you how to improve workplace safety and security using real-life examples and step-by-step instructions. Every organization, be it large or small, needs to be prepared to protect its facilities, inventory, and, most importantly, its staff. Workplace Security Essentials is the perfect training resource to help businesses implement successful security measures, boost employee morale and reduce turnover, protect the company’s reputation and public profile, and develop the ability to process and analyze risks of all kinds. Workplace Security Essentials helps the reader understand how different business units can work together and make security a business function—not a burden or extra cost. Shows how to identify threats using tried-and-true methods for assessing risk in any size organization Uses real-world examples and scenarios to illustrate what can go wrong-and what can go right when you are prepared Prepares the reader for worst-case scenarios and domestic violence that may spill over into the workplace Provides a clear understanding of various electronic systems, video surveillance, and burglar alarms, and how to manage a security guard force
This insightful guide showcases a new psychological framework through which business leaders can transform themselves and their organizations. • Hundreds of cautions, insights, tips, and techniques • Candid "reality checks" throughout • Chapter-ending quizzes that profile the extent to which a firm is demonstrating the qualities of Ever-Evolving Enterprises • Numerous figures that profile the multidimensional nature of organizational transformation • Sources and notes at the end of each chapter
The Microsoft .NET initiative is the future of e-commerce - making it possible for organisations to build a secure, reliable e-commerce infrastructure. This is the first book to outline the capabilities of SQL Server 2000, one of the key components of .NET. SQL Server 2000 introduces powerful new data mining functionality designed specifically to capture and process customer profiles and to predict future buying patterns on e-commerce sites. Designing SQL Server 2000 Databases addresses the needs of IT professionals migrating from the popular SQL 7 databases to the new SQL 2000, as well as those who are starting from scratch. Covers all key features of SQL Server 2000 including; XML support, enhanced data-mining capabilities and integration with Windows 2000 While there are many books available on SQL 7 - this is the first to be announced for SQL 2000 Free ongoing customer support and information upgrades
Managing and understanding the value of an organization's reputation is essential in the digital age, where the slightest negative incident can go "viral" and quickly become a major PR containment exercise. Reputation management is an integrated part of any organization's risk management plan, so this intangible yet vital asset has to be assessed, managed, and protected. Reputation Management provides advice on how to define and value your organization's reputation and techniques for maintaining and protecting it from risks that may arise on a daily basis. This book also covers where the responsibility for reputation management lies, risk identification, governance aspects, and containment and mitigation of a negative event. Aimed at the risk manager, corporate communicator, business strategist, auditor, and senior manager, Reputation Management covers: * The governance of reputation * Measuring and managing reputation * Managing and monitoring external perceptions * Reputation crisis management * Strategic planning and reputation * Reputation and investors
A path-breaking collaboration between an Israeli arms control expert and a Jordanian policy advisor, this concise book offers a frank assessment of Arab and Israeli perceptions of their security problems. Building on the bilateral and multilateral peace process, the authors propose a set of measures to increase trust between the two sides and break out of the security dilemma in which a move by one side to strengthen itself provokes the other side to do the same.
FreeBSD and OpenBSD are increasingly gaining traction in educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations worldwide because they provide significant security advantages over Linux. Although a lot can be said for the robustness, clean organization, and stability of the BSD operating systems, security is one of the main reasons system administrators use these two platforms.There are plenty of books to help you get a FreeBSD or OpenBSD system off the ground, and all of them touch on security to some extent, usually dedicating a chapter to the subject. But, as security is commonly named as the key concern for today's system administrators, a single chapter on the subject can't provide the depth of information you need to keep your systems secure.FreeBSD and OpenBSD are rife with security "building blocks" that you can put to use, and Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security shows you how. Both operating systems have kernel options and filesystem features that go well beyond traditional Unix permissions and controls. This power and flexibility is valuable, but the colossal range of possibilities need to be tackled one step at a time. This book walks you through the installation of a hardened operating system, the installation and configuration of critical services, and ongoing maintenance of your FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems.Using an application-specific approach that builds on your existing knowledge, the book provides sound technical information on FreeBSD and Open-BSD security with plenty of real-world examples to help you configure and deploy a secure system. By imparting a solid technical foundation as well as practical know-how, it enables administrators to push their server's security to the next level. Even administrators in other environments--like Linux and Solaris--can find useful paradigms to emulate.Written by security professionals with two decades of operating system experience, Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security features broad and deep explanations of how how to secure your most critical systems. Where other books on BSD systems help you achieve functionality, this book will help you more thoroughly secure your deployments.