Social Media and the South African NGO Sector - Online Survey

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 study is to establish how effectively South African NGOs are using information communication technology (ICT), and whether it is making a difference in NGOs' 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 tools to the South African NGO sector. Specific attention will be given to three key related issues: 

  • How NGOs are and/or should be using social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc) in support of their work;
  • How to strengthen and complement fundraising strategies using social
  • media tools;
  • How social media tools are used on 'Africa's computer' - the mobile phone.

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 tools.

To complete the online survey and share your experiences with us, click here.

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