The Global NGO Technology Report is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use technology. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software.
Now in its third edition, the primary goal of this year’s report is to provide an updated set of technology benchmarks for NGOs worldwide. In the beginning of the report, the survey data is averaged globally, but due to regional disparities in Internet access and infrastructure, the report subsequently presents the survey data by continent.
The Global NGO Technology Report is a sister report to the Global Trends in Giving Report. The findings from both reports are meant to help NGOs determine if they are effectively using technology to inspire philanthropy and achieve their mission and programs.
Public Interest Registry
The Public Interest Registry is a non-profit organization created by the Internet Society in 2003 to manage the .ORG domain. In 2015, the Public Interest Registry launched the .NGO and .ONG domains to better serve the global NGO community.
Nonprofit Tech for Good
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