How does your organization backup data?

Information is one of your organization’s most valuable assets. Your organization is required by law to keep certain records. Records are important to document board decisions, how funds were raised, used and how program services ware accomplished.

No matter how you store data, there is always risk that data could be lost. A loss of important data could be a serious setback for your organization, so it is wise to backup all important information.

Consider each type of important information and how records are kept:


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Financial Records
Bank Statements
Accounting Records
Governing Documents
Program Records
Minutes of Meetings

Once you’ve analyzed the current methods, it’s useful to think of where improvements could be made. Use our introductory worksheet on how to develop a data backup policy. You can download it for free as a PDF here.