Webinar: Cybersecurity Essentials for Charities

September 4, 2023

Join us for an interactive and informative webinar designed exclusively for fundraisers seeking to bolster their charity’s cybersecurity defences.

The recent data breach in the sector serves as a stark reminder of how much sensitive donor data is held and how easily it can be accessed by cybercriminals if it isn’t stored correctly. We’ve invited Cybersecurity expert, Damien Cantelo (CEO and Co-Founder of Apollo Secure) to present to our charities on Cybersecurity Essentials.

Tuesday, 11th October at 10am AEST
Free for charities on the GoFundraise platform

Everyone knows Cybersecurity is important, especially to protect your organisation’s donors, but it’s often a daunting prospect. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be as complicated or as expensive as you may think. This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding Cybersecurity: Demystify cybersecurity concepts through relatable analogies and real-world stories.
  • Discover the specific cyber risks that impact charities in Australia and how to mitigate them.
  • Learn cost-effective cybersecurity measures suitable for charities with limited resources.
  • How cybersecurity obligations are changing for small organisations
  • What you need to do to protect sensitive data
  • Effective ways to simplify the compliance process.

After the presentation, Anthea Cohen, GoFundraise General Manager will host an informal panel discussion with Damien, who will be joined by GoFundraise CEO and Co-Founder Stuart Finlayson and GoFundraise CTO Srini Vasudevan to answer your questions and chat about implementing cybersecurity measures and re-building trust with donors.

Include a URL when you register to receive a free scorecard of your site’s security. Feel free to include a link to your organisation’s website or to a campaign site that you’re using.

This webinar is taking place on Tuesday, 11th October at 10am AEST


About the presenters:

Damian Cantello

Damien started working in the cybersecurity industry over 20 years ago and has also spent a number of years building and running small businesses, and has a unique perspective on how to manage cybersecurity risk. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Apollo, which is an automated cyber compliance platform for small businesses to improve security maturity with minimal time and expense.


Stuart Finlayson

Stuart is the CEO and co-founder of GoFundraise, Australasia’s online software platform facilitating peer-to-peer fundraising. A social entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in online and digital campaigns, social fundraising and marketing, he believes technology and innovation can make giving easier and more powerful.


Srini Vasudevan

Srini is the CTO at GoFundraise, he has more than 15 years’ experience working in technology. He’s also a Director of Sri Om foundation.



Anthea Cohen

Anthea is the General Manager of one of Australia’s leading digital fundraising platforms, GoFundraise where she works with many events and charities on growing their fundraising. Anthea has served on the FIA NSW committee since 2018 and was chair of the committee in 2021 and 2022. She will MC this session and facilitate the panel discussion.

Let’s grow your cause, campaign and peer to peer fundraising!