NGO Pulse User
Strengthening the capacity of African NGOs’ for service delivery and advocacy work increasingly requires that attention be given to their ability to implement and integrate technology as part of their activities. The use of technology in support of social change and development has already seen an impressive evolution and the Internet has the potential to revolutionise the way NGOs conduct their operations.
However, much more needs to be done to build the technology capacity and infrastructure of African NGOs, and increase the number of active technology users in the sector.
A key issue to inform this transformation is relevant and credible information about the current status of technology use and uptake by African NGOs. Unfortunately, other than some dated studies and ad hoc initiatives, comprehensive information of this nature is currently not available.
The Global NGO Technology Survey is an annual global research project that seeks to develop a better understanding of how NGOs worldwide use technology and the Internet to engage their supporters and donors.
Researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, and sponsored by the Public Interest Registry (PIR), it focuses on how NGOs worldwide use web and e-mail communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and social and mobile media.
Although its focus is not African NGOs specifically, this initiative is a strategic opportunity to generate much needed information about technology trends amongst African NGOs, contextualised by global trends in the NGO sector.
We therefore encourage African NGOs to participate in the survey to ensure that their unique technology experiences are captured and analysed.
The findings will assist PIR, Nonprofit Tech for Good and other stakeholders in developing technology services and interventions relevant to the unique challenges facing NGOs.
The survey is 100% anonymous and doesn’t include any questions that could reveal personal and identifying information. It is available in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish, and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.
To participate in the survey, click here
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
To ensure the widest possible NGO participation in the survey, please share information about this initiative via your networks and social media platforms (#NGOTechSurvey).