The US-based group dotOrganize has released a new study that compiles insights
from more than 400 social change groups, technology providers, and nonprofit
technology capacity builders who are using new technologies for social change
initiatives. Online Technology for Social Change: From Struggle to Strategy
shows that groups are still struggling in their effort to make use of new and
emerging technologies, and that, regardless of size and financial situation,
organizations feel strapped for time, money, and know-how. The authors assert
that, “As a sector, we need to develop new and innovative ways of approaching
this ongoing issue. This may include strategizing about creative financial
possibilities, multi-agency partnerships, and incentives that encourage
providers to allocate resources toward this population.” Other recommendations
include the development of an online resource hub for the organizing sector, and
an online searchable database of potential integrators.
For more information or
to download the full report, visit: dotorganize.net/report/introduction.