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Thursday, 18 October, 2018
Quote of the week
"Around 98% of NGOs in SA believe that technology is essential to their day-to-day operations. However, a lack of funding and poor Internet connection are some of the biggest barriers to tech adoption within the sector. "
- Sibahle Malinga IT WEB Journalist
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"Digital transformation enables NGOs to complement their traditional practices, and ensure a holistic approach. For example, using CRM Online allows them to always stay connected to constituents, volunteers, and donors, allowing them to nurture donor relationships but also acknowledging that face-to-face meetings are not phased out completely," Siya Madyibi
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide are rapidly expanding their use of technology.
Public Interest Registry, the non-profit operator of the .org domain, and Non-profit Tech for Good have released the results of the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.
The third annual report analyses how NGOs worldwide use Web, e-mail and mobile technology, online fundraising tools, and social media, as well as manage data and security.
The report details the key findings from a survey of 5 352 NGO respondents from 164 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.
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Investors across the world are changing their approach – instead of searching for opportunities that yield more monetary returns, they want their investments to create meaningful and lasting impact on communities, according to Bruce Raw of GreenCape.
Raw was the keynote speaker at an investment summit at Touwsrivier on Friday. Several members of the Touwsrivier community and representatives from local government and business came together to share ideas of how to revive the small town's ailing economy.
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