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Spotlight: Cybersecurity for Nonprofits

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Virtual – Live/Online

Fee: $135 for MCN members / $175 for nonmembers

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As Dave Nozal, director of information technology at Propel Nonprofits likes to say, “Cybersecurity is a life skill.” Register now for this fast-paced review of need-to-know trends in cybersecurity that will help prepare you for a safe and secure future. Topics to be covered include AI, ransomware, cyber insurance, and practical approaches for nonprofits to transform their digital practices for good.

Spotlights are day-long virtual trainings, offering four to five 60-minute sessions, each exploring a different aspect of a specific topic. Each session will be led by experienced nonprofit leaders and subject-matter experts. Spotlights are designed to offer practical information that can be applied immediately along with larger-picture questions and possibilities to consider for the long-term.

We know it’s difficult to carve out large chunks of time in your day to attend trainings, so we’ve spread the sessions out over a full day, with breaks in between. You will have access to the session recordings for three months!

This Spotlight is curated by Dave Nozal and will be hosted by Elizabeth Appel and Teresa Bettman of Propel Nonprofits in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.



Schedule (All times listed in Central Time)

9 – 10 a.m. // Copilot AI: Practical Uses and Examples
Abby Hanson, MCTS, US Microsoft modern work sales practice leader, Ingram Micro

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. // Ransomware Tabletop Discussion
Brandon Nohr, CTO, SUCCESS Computer Consulting and Propel Nonprofits 10

1 – 2 p.m. // Cyber Insurance
Jamie Wolbeck, vice president of technical operations and Chris VanAnda, cybersecurity architect, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. // Digital Transformation Toolkit
Karen Graham, owner, Karen Graham Consulting



Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

Small Team Rate: Register three people from the same organization at once and the fourth registration is free! To register online, one person will login to their MCN account and will add colleagues to your group – your fourth colleague will be free! Visit our Events and Registration FAQ page (choose “How do I register multiple people?” from the FAQ options) for instructions on how to complete online group registrations.

To learn more about events, registration, and payment, visit our Event & Registration FAQ page.



Speaker Information

Karen Graham is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software, and digital strategy. Her consulting work includes strategic technology roadmaps, development of knowledge resources, and leadership coaching. Karen was the Executive Director of the national nonprofit Idealware, and has held leadership roles in capacity building, arts, and human service organizations as well as a software startup. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of St. Thomas.

Abby Hanson bio coming soon

Brandon Nohr bio coming soon

Chris VanAnda bio coming soon

Jamie Wolbeck bio coming soon



Virtual – Live/Online