1. Social Media and NGOs

17% of survey complete.

SANGONeT and World Wide Worx are currently implementing the 2009 “State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector” research project. The purpose of the survey is to establish how effectively South African NGOs are using information communication technology (ICT), and whether it is making a difference in their ability to serve their constituencies.

The research findings will be released during the 2009 SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” Conference to be held from 15-16 October 2009 in Johannesburg and 20-21 October 2009 in Cape Town.

The 2009 conference will focus on the relevance of social media applications for the South African NGO sector. Specific attention will be given to three key issues, namely social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc), Internet fundraising and mobile phone applications.

To complement the formal research process, and to generate inputs from a wider spectrum of South African NGOs, we are interested in learning more about NGOs use, experience with, and knowledge of social media applications.