BRATTLEBORO >> Organizations that spend time caring for their financial and human resources, now need to turn to the important task of governing their digital data. In fact, managing, protecting, securing, destroying, and respecting digital data is the key organizational capacity issue for non-profit organizations today.

Organizations that have a website or send group emails or use an email list product should consider this workshop. This workshops is also focused on helping organizations that collect information on the people they work with — such as email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and names — information that is stored on computers, servers, in the cloud, or on mobile devices; those that host speakers or events that use recording devices; those that publish reports, photos, videos, or artwork online; those that use databases created by others, such as donor lists, public databases, issue or region specific data, or others; and those that use consultants or contractors to help with IT, software, fundraising, finance, or human resources information.

Lucy Bernholz, senior research scholar and founder of Stanford University's Digital Society Lab and internationally recognized leader on philanthropy and technology, is coming to Brattleboro to lead a half-day workshop, during which she will introduce — a web-based tool to help nonprofits develop and share digital policies and tools. The participatory workshop enables nonprofit teams to conduct a "capacity check" for their organizations and learn about the mission-critical resources nonprofits need to strengthen their data governance practices.

Working with Common Good Vermont, Vermont Community Foundation and the Center for New Leadership, the workshop is set for Thursday, May 19, at Marlboro College Graduate School on Vernon Street.


Registration is now open: