Charitable technologies: Opportunities for collaborative computing in nonprofit fundraising

Jeremy Goecks, Amy Voida, Stephen Voida, Elizabeth D. Mynatt

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Abstract

This paper presents research analyzing the role of computational technology in the domain of nonprofit fundraising. Nonprofits are a cornerstone of many societies and are especially prominent in the United States, where $295 billion, or slightly more than 2% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (i.e. total national revenue), was directed toward charitable causes in 2006. Nonprofits afford many worthwhile endeavors, including crisis relief, basic services to those in need, public education and the arts, and preservation of the natural environment. In this paper, we identify six roles that computational technology plays in support of nonprofit fundraising and present two models characterizing technology use in this domain: (1) a cycle of technology-assisted fundraising and (2) a model of relationships among stakeholders in technology-assisted fundraising. Finally, we identify challenges and research opportunities for collaborative computing in the unique and exciting nonprofit fundraising domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 08 - Conference Proceedings, 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Pages689-698
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 08 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2008Nov 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 08
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/8/0811/12/08

Keywords

  • Charitable technologies
  • Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Goecks, J., Voida, A., Voida, S., & Mynatt, E. D. (2008). Charitable technologies: Opportunities for collaborative computing in nonprofit fundraising. In CSCW 08 - Conference Proceedings, 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 689-698). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). https://doi.org/10.1145/1460563.1460669