Give01Day is US's first initiative that brings volunteering professionals and charities together.
Amar Singh, founder Give01Day, talks to BrightTalk at IPExpo 2014.
Charities hold extensive personal and sensitive information about their clients, supporters as well as employees, but they lack the resource expertise to adequately protect this information. In trying to maximise their support reach for front-line clients, they are vulnerable to trust and reputation in cases of cyber-attacks as well as legal damages (in cases privacy and data protection insufficiencies). Give01Day helps volunteering professionals advice participating charities in defending their digital infrastructure.
Volunteers sign up here. It doesn't matter what your background, engagements can vary from pen testing to consultancy! All levels of expertise is welcome from technical, legal, strategic, regulatory and marketing.
Volunteers get to put a badge in their signature showing everyone that they have stepped up and joined a group of leaders trying to make a difference! We also ask that voluneteers share their involvement via social media so that we can gain maximum coverage! We need all the help we can get!
Once both volunteers and charities are verified, depending on what kind of help they need, charities can filter through a private list of services offered by volunteers. Often, charities don't know what services they could do with, in which case a level 1 engagement will take place. For now, Give01Day is in Beta, and so the platform does not automatically suggest engagements - but stay tuned for that
GiveADay is one of the most exciting things we've been able to do.
Andrzej Kawalec Chief Technology Officer, HP
Trust is vital to charities and GiveADay will provide valuable support for them to do the right job, get the basics right and continue achieving their goals.
Mark Green Chief Information Security Officer, Cancer Research UK
The GiveADay movement sounds like a great way to achieve greater focus across the sector and collectively pool our knowledge and experience.
Ian Chivers Director of Finance & Operations, Great Ormond Street Children's Charity