Free GDPR workshops offered to local charities

Brightman offers complimentary GDPR support to charities in the Bristol and Gloucestershire area under new Helping Hands initiative

Austin Clark | 7th Dec 17
Charities GDPR

IT transformation and change management firm Brightman has launched its ‘Helping Hands’ initiative, offering free advice to local charities on a range of topics that could affect their business.

The first initiative, which involves a number of complimentary workshops and consultancy from its top consultants, is focused on helping charities prepare for the impending GDPR regulations.

Romy Hughes, director at Brightman commented: “GDPR compliance is a significant change management project that requires organisations to fundamentally change their culture around data management. It is forcing organisations to undertake a wholesale review of their data processing systems and procedures, and to retrain their staff to be acutely aware of their new data protection responsibilities under the GDPR.

“While large companies have the funds to invest in their GDPR preparations, small charities and non-profits risk passing the deadline completely unprepared. Given the potential implications for non-compliance, this puts them at a significant risk. We have therefore developed a complimentary GDPR service for our local community based on the GDPR change management projects we have implemented for our customers. We are offering a select number of local charities and non-profits a GDPR service which consists of a 1-day workshop, a pack of communication materials and onsite GDPR training for their staff.”

The first organisations to benefit from Brightman’s complimentary GDPR support are the Southmead Community CentreThe Park Community Centre and Little Explorers Pre School, all based in Bristol.

“We are very grateful to Brightman for the assistance they are providing us,” said Bron Kucharski, vice chair of Southmead Community Centre. “Brightman have a long history of supporting local organisations, including ours, by providing their skills and expertise at no cost to us. While we have seen the headlines around GDPR we simply don’t have the resources to investigate it properly, let alone implement any required changes. Brightman’s generosity is well received and will ensure we to stay on the right side of our GDPR obligations next year.”

The Brightman charitable workshop and training is 100% free and does not form part of any marketing or promotional activity. It is specifically aimed at organisations in the Bristol and Gloucestershire area that would otherwise be unable to afford specialist help.

If you are a charity or non-profit that is concerned about your GDPR preparations, you can apply for Brightman’s complimentary support here: