Data Protection and Security for Nonprofits with Microsoft AccountGuard

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As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, it brings with it countless benefits and opportunities for organizations to grow and thrive. However, this constant progression also means that the ways in which adversaries can threaten organizations and their data are also evolving. In today's digital landscape, it is more important than ever for organizations, especially non-profits, to take proactive measures to protect themselves from cyber threats.


Microsoft AccountGuard


One way non-profits can better protect their organization and data is by using Microsoft AccountGuard. This cybersecurity service is designed to provide an extra layer of protection for high-risk, highly-targeted organizations, including those in the non-profit sector. Eligible Microsoft 365 customers can enroll at no additional cost and benefit from security best-practice guidance, notification of cyber threats, and access to enhanced identity protection features.

This complimentary service offers a suite of features designed to enhance your security posture, including nation-state threat notifications, access to workshops and webinars, targeted response recommendations, advanced identity protection, and a direct support line. To delve deeper into each of these critical features, visit  Microsoft AccountGuard.


Free Security Assessment


Maximize the benefits of Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact team, committed to minimizing security risks in your digital environment. By participating in a free security assessment, you'll receive valuable insights that enable you to better evaluate how Azure and Microsoft 365 can enhance your organization’s optimization, consolidation, supportability, and security.


Microsoft Resources


Microsoft offers an array of learning paths and resources designed to enhance your technical skills and foster a security-conscious mindset, crucial for protecting your organization. Take advantage of enriching courses like the Administrator’s Security Toolkit, participate in Microsoft Security Virtual Training Days, and explore Microsoft Learn Courses available through Microsoft Learn. Discover these valuable resources and more by visiting Secure and Protect Nonprofit Data | Microsoft Nonprofits to empower your team with the knowledge needed to safeguard your data effectively.


How To Access AccountGuard


If you have already been registered and vetted as a nonprofit through Microsoft’s verification process, you can access AccountGuard through your nonprofit portal hub


  1. Sign in to the Nonprofit Hub using your nonprofit account credentials.
  2. Locate the dropdown menu labeled “I am looking for” at the top of the page, adjacent to the word ‘Nonprofit’.
  3. From the dropdown options, select ‘AccountGuard’.
  4. Click on the ‘Claim Now’ button to initiate your enrollment.

For nonprofits that have not yet been through Microsoft’s verification process, please proceed at the same link from instruction above and select Apply at the bottom.





As the digital landscape evolves, so too does the complexity of threats facing organizations. Nonprofits, often targeted due to their unique position and potentially vulnerable systems, must prioritize robust cybersecurity measures to protect their valuable data. Microsoft AccountGuard represents a critical tool in this endeavor, offering comprehensive, no-cost protection specifically tailored to the needs of the nonprofit sector. By leveraging this service, along with Microsoft’s broader resources and security assessments, nonprofits can not only defend against immediate threats but also prepare for future challenges. In an era where digital security is synonymous with organizational health, taking proactive steps with solutions like AccountGuard is not just advisable—it is essential.

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