The Impact of Information Technology on Civil Society: How Will Online Innovation, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism Serve the Common Good

Is there a "digital divide" in the nonprofit sector? What does it take for a nonprofit organization to use technology successfully? Does technology unite or divide? These and other vital issues of the moment are addressed in The Impact of Information Technology on Civil Society: How Will Online Innovation, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism Serve the Common Good, a collection of 28 working papers by researchers and practitioners studying the implications of technology and its impact on civil society. Contributors to the volume include David Eisner, senior vice president, AOL Time Warner Foundation; William Galston, professor and director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland; Larry Kirkman, president, the Benton Foundation; Randi Shade, co-founder, Charitygift; and Trabian Shorters, president, Technology Works for Good. To download individual papers from the report or an executive summary (6 pages, PDF), visit the INDEPENDENT SECTOR Web site: http://www.IndependentSector.org.