The Potential of the Internet for Non-Profit Organizations

Tessa Spencer

Abstract



This paper examines the concept of a digital divide faced by third sector organizations. It introduces problematic examples of Internet use by non-profits, identifies characteristics defining their involvement in the digital world and analyzes models of technology access that suggest significant potential benefit. Drawing on the growing understanding of people's Internet behaviors and the nature of online communities it examines the resources necessary to promote access and social inclusion through the example of strategy development for an environmental organization operating in Australia.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i8.976



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