It's long been my holding that the nonprofits that stand to gain the most from use of web technologies are the least likely to use them. Here are three pieces I've come across lately that encourage nonprofits - secular and faith-based - to step it up, and examine how the field is evolving. Good reading:
- Aaron Spiegel, who's the IT guy and a former congregational rabbi at the Alban Institute, wrote about how synagogues need to use more technology.
- Aaron references a great list from Rich Melheim on why churches should be using more technology. Feel free to apply this list to whatever nonprofit you're working with.
- A great article from Giulio Quaggiotto, program officer at the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski, a member of the World Bank's Central Web Team. They wrote "Development 2.0: A New Paradigm for the Non-Profit Sector?" for me in my role as editor of FreePint.