I’ve been starting to think beyond digital activism into digital civil society, beyond the digital actions take by civic actors to the system and institutions of which they are a part. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how the use of digital technology:
- Changes the dynamics of existing nonprofit organizations, particularly with regard to fundraising and membership.
- Creates new types of fast, cheap, participatory, often ephemeral organizations with fuzzy organizational boundaries and networked structures.
- Changes the ways these organizations – and unaffiliated individuals – interact with one another.
I’ve put some of my initial ideas in the presentation below, which I gave in Chile a couple of weeks ago.