Was your organization hacked by the Russians during the presidential election?

This post is a little off-topic, but I thought it might be of interest to not-for-profit and association technology executives who aspire to understand the powerful forces beyond our control that affect our organizations’ operations.

Ed Schipul is CEO of Tendenci, an open source AMS — well, frankly, the only open source AMS. Very thoughtful and techie guy, but not someone who runs in the same circles as the other AMS vendors.

My eyes widened when I read on his blog that former FBI director James Comey testified that the Russians had hacked hundreds of — and perhaps 1,000+ — nonprofits and NGOs in their efforts to sway the 2016 US presidential election.

Ed believes that some of his clients were targeted:

I can personally confirm it was in the hundreds just based on our client base. This does NOT mean they breached, but targeted? Yes.

His analysis and advice is worth reading.

Author: Ben Martin, CAE

Chief Engagement Officer at Online Community Results, and Founder of theNIRD.org.

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