The FundaciÃ³n Bip-Bip has released the report “Estudio de diagnÃ³stico sobre el nivel de utilizaciÃ³n de las TIC en las entidades no lucrativas de acciÃ³n social, que trabajan en pro de la inserciÃ³n laboral en EspaÃ±a” [Diagnosis Report on the degree of ICT use in social action nonprofits that work to promote job placements in Spain].
The report is 158 pages long and is really worth reading it.
Here comes a very illustrative highlight:
Only 14% of the analyzed organizations [370 in total] perform online training activities, and less than 19% uses teleworking as a possible option for its personnel [being most of them eventual online volunteers and not permanent staff]. Considering the hardware that most of the organizations do have, the deep degree of decentralization that most o them have (with headquarters in different cities and area of activity that only about a 10% just keep within the boundaries of their own city), the kind of work performed by most of their experts (that work directly in the terrain, increasing the mobility and geographic dispersion) and the particular characteristics of the composition of their staff (with a high percent of eventual and part time volunteers), we believe that this kind of organizations should lean on much more in the benefits that ICTs can bring to adopt models with a higher flexibility and adapted to the special needs of each organization.
It is, then, no nonsense what the Spanish National Volunteering Plan suggests about e-learning and online volunteering. For once in our lives, everyone agrees. Here’s to it!
- Report about the use of ICTs in NGOs(full text in Spanish) (2.93 Mb)
- Piece of news at FundaciÃ³n Bip-Bip (in Spanish)
- Piece of news at OneWordl.net (in Catalan)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2005) “FundaciÃ³n Bip-Bip: Report about the use of ICTs in NGOs” In ICTlogy,
#24, September 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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