The TNGO Initiative has been awarded one of five small research grants as part of the Moynihan Challenge competition. The small, exploratory study ‘Digitally Enabled Civil Society Organizing: What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Traditional NGOs?” will compare and contrast the organizational as well as leadership attributes of digital networks as compared to traditional ‘brick and mortar’ NGOs. It hopes to examine organizations like Change.org
, Avaaz, ONE, Ushahidi and others which have emerged as important civil society players in the last five years or so.
The study will result in publications as well as in a ‘debate style’ panel at the planned Moynihan Symposium (Feb. 2015) between leaders of NGOs as well as digital networks, and academics.