New GDPR Spotify playlist is music to fundraisers’ ears

Donorfy, the cloud-based fundraising CRM and donor management platform, has released a crowdsourced GDPR-themed playlist on Spotify, designed to aid data protection officers everywhere in their task to become GDPR compliant. The light-hearted playlist contains tracks from well-known artists such as Ed Sheeran, Blondie and Abba, together with track titles that remind data protection officers […]

Austin Clark | 6th Mar 18

Donorfy, the cloud-based fundraising CRM and donor management platform, has released a crowdsourced GDPR-themed playlist on Spotify, designed to aid data protection officers everywhere in their task to become GDPR compliant.

The light-hearted playlist contains tracks from well-known artists such as Ed Sheeran, Blondie and Abba, together with track titles that remind data protection officers of their requirements, including Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson and Return To Sender by Elvis Presley.

The playlist also contains songs such as Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie, and Complicated by Avril Lavigne which reflect the stresses experienced by many as the deadline approaches.

Since being shared on the Fundraising Chat Facebook group, there have been many suggestions from fundraisers for songs to be included on the playlist.

The playlist can be found here.

Robin Fisk, founder of Donorfy, explains why they created the GDPR playlist: “We know that database managers everywhere are focused on the GDPR deadline, so we thought this playlist would help them as they go about their re-permissioning campaigns and updating their data protection policies.

The tone may be light-hearted but the message is serious. Fisk continues: “While your CRM can’t make your organisation GDPR compliant overall, it must provide the tools to enable you to be compliant. So charities across the UK need to become familiar with the requirements of the regulations, and take an honest look at whether their CRM and processes measure up. Donorfy can help up track donors’ permissions and preferences and gives you the tools to do that reliably and securely.”