The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published a 2006 Technology Guide with stories outlining some unusual and creative ways that NGOs are using technology. From the introduction:
- A New York organization that provides low-cost technology aid to nonprofit groups is achieving another social goal: It trains low-income people and minorities to offer the technology services, giving them new job skills and paid empolyment
- Unicef gets the word out about issues that affect children around the world by producing “podcasts”–radio broadcasts that can be downloaded free and listened to on portable audio devices.
- Organizations tha deal with unpopular or sensitive causes are attracting a growing number of volunteers by using the Internet. In many cases, the groups are able to find people with far more expertise than the volunteers they were able to recruit in the past.
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