Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (check-in and coffee 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.)
Location: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center
(714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176)
Fee: $35 for Loudoun Chamber members, $55 for future members

About the Workshop

This comprehensive and interactive workshop is designed to redefine cybersecurity’s role within your organization. During the event, we will unravel how effective cybersecurity transcends defense and attack prevention but emerges as a fundamental pillar for building trust and enhancing your nonprofit’s value.

You’ll gain insights into practical, tailored strategies to safeguard sensitive data and defend your mission while reinforcing the confidence and trust of the donors, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.

Leave the workshop armed and ready to act, equipped with a powerful arsenal of tools to transform cybersecurity from a technical routine into a significant strategic advantage. This will not only empower your non-profit locally, but also prepare you to make an impact on the global stage.

Please Note: This is an interactive workshop, and it’s recommended that participants bring a fully charged device (such as laptop or tablet) to the event!

Who should attend?

We recommend participation from diverse roles within the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Strategic Decision-Makers: Leaders and policymakers, such as board members or executive directors, who guide the overall strategic direction of the nonprofit and have access to high-level, sensitive organizational data and long-term plans
  • Program Implementation Staff: Individuals responsible for supervising staff members and volunteers and for ensuring execution of day-to-day activities and programs. They typically have access to sensitive program-related data, including beneficiary information and program outcomes.
  • General Staff Members/Employees: Those who interact with organizational systems and data while executing operational programs. Their access may include sensitive internal documents, operational data, and private information pertinent to their specific roles.

About the Presenter

Cheryl Abram is a multifaceted professional blending her expertise as a social worker, training specialist, author, and cybersecurity consultant. Her innovative approach to cybersecurity program design and organizational development stands out in the field. Cheryl excels in creating custom, practical solutions that harmoniously balance diverse objectives, making her an asset in any collaborative setting.

With her roots in social work, combined with a strong background in learning design, policy writing, teaching, risk management, and business process re-engineering, Cheryl brings a unique, person-centered approach to optimizing cybersecurity capabilities to align seamlessly with IT and business goals. As an author, speaker, influencer, mother, and veteran, Cheryl fervently challenges established norms, advocating for authentic inquiry and deeper understanding of our collective journey. Her honest, engaging, and thought-provoking style has made her a sought-after voice in the industry, particularly appealing to those who seek to harmonize the realms of technology with the depth and complexity of the human experience.

About the Nonprofit Academy

In partnership with the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce and its Nonprofit Initiative, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties launched an ongoing workshop and training program for area nonprofits called the Nonprofit Academy. Each year, more than 200 attendees join workshops on fundraising, administration and HR, and publicity and outreach.