November 2017

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Nov

What is OAuth? | Learn the Basics of Open Authorization

First released in 2007, OAuth has become a staple authorization method on many websites—especially those that wish to collaborate with other organizations. We all know the cardinal rule to never share your password—and that’s never been more true! Despite their popularity, passwords aren’t as secure as we once believed. Around 90% of user-generated passwords are vulnerable to hacking. OAuth is

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27
Nov

What Is Single-Sign-On (SSO) Authentication & How Does It Work?

If your enterprise or organization is looking into password security and website authentication, you might be well aware of the challenges passwords cause. In most cases, passwords are the only things protecting our private information online, and unfortunately, if you and your users aren’t using strong credentials, there’s a high chance that your information could be compromised. In fact, many

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23
Nov

5 Vital Steps to Get Started With Token-Based Authentication

If your organization is looking for ways to improve your website’s login process, you’ve probably come across the terms token and token-based authentication. Token-based authentication is predominantly used on the web because it allows users to stay logged onto a website without the use of cookies. In addition to a more user-friendly experience, tokens are more secure because they can

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21
Nov

Fingerprint Scanning: 5 Things to Know Before Implementing

Fingerprint scanning (a type of biometric authentication) has become a popular password replacement in recent years. In fact, fingerprint scanning is used in many smartphones as a way to unlock the home screen and authorize online transactions. The user enjoys a quick and easy process and doesn’t have to deal with the inconvenience of creating or remembering a password. Plus,

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15
Nov

Giving Tuesday Fundraising Ideas: 7 Ways to Raise More Funds

Do you know how you’re going to raise money for #GivingTuesday? A common mistake that most organizations make when participating in this iconic giving day is not coming up with a concrete strategy. While you might get donations by publishing a couple posts on social media with links to your online donation forms, you won’t truly maximize your potential unless

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6
Nov

Top 10 Blackbaud Partners Nonprofits Need to Know [Reviewed]

In the nonprofit world, the name “Blackbaud” certainly rings bells for almost any fundraising or donor management professional. If your organization makes use of Blackbaud software and integrations to manage your fundraising campaigns and supporter engagement efforts, you’re in good company. Many mid-sized to enterprise level organizations have used the Blackbaud product family to drive their missions further, and their

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6
Nov

Infographic: Year-End Giving Secrets to Inspire Donations

You might know that 25-35% of giving takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but do you know how to make the most of your year-end fundraising efforts? MobileCause is spilling the secrets and tools every nonprofit needs to develop their most successful year-end campaign yet. Check out MobileCause’s infographic below for the best data-backed strategies guaranteed to have you celebrating! With

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2
Nov

7 Ways to Create a Modern Password & Username Login Process

Whether it’s for work or personal use, the average person spends half of his or her day online. As such, people are managing and maintaining more and more online accounts, but the way we log in and protect our information hasn’t changed much over the years. Usernames and passwords are still the most prevalent way to gain entry into a

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1
Nov

How Strong Is My Password? | “Not Very,” Security Experts Say

With the recent Equifax data breach and the many other corporations that have faced similar situations in the last couple of years, companies and users are putting more emphasis on their password security and asking the important question, “How strong is my password?” Password strength is an important topic and with best practices that are constantly changing, it can be

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