92% of NGOs worldwide have a website, compatible with mobile media in 87% of cases; 71% of NGOs use social networks as a tool to raise funds, but only 32% say they have an action plan on these platforms.
These are some of the data included in the Global NGO Technology Report 2018 (Global NGO Technology Report), third edition of the annual research sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and conducted by Nonprofit Tech for Good.
Based on a survey that social entities around the world voluntarily respond to, the Report provides a global view of the use that the Third Sector makes of technologies: communication via web and email, online fundraising tools, social networks, mobile technology, security software and data management. The 2018 Report collects information from 5,352 NGOs from 654 countries spread across 6 continents.
In the 2017 edition, iWith.org collaborated in the realization and dissemination of the survey with NGOs from Romania, Hungary, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece and Poland. The report offered the following information.
Another survey, on trends in donation
At the same time, in order to better understand how donors around the world prefer to donate and commit to their favorite causes and organizations, the Public Interest Registry also sponsors the Global Donation 2018 survey, conducted by the same Nonprofit Tech for Good. Some advances have been published and can be consulted here. The final data will be published in the second edition of the Report on global trends in donation, on September 17, 2018.
The findings of both reports, on technology and on donations, seek to help NGOs determine whether they use technology effectively to inspire philanthropy and achieve its mission and programs.