Please see the posting below for a call for papers relating to innovative uses of technology in the non-profit sector. I encourage you to participate if you have relevant research! * * * * * * *
Organizations in the nonprofit and voluntary sector have recognized that information technologies are a vital part of their effective mission achievement. While a large and growing body of practical knowledge already exists, practitioners, managers, and policy makers still lack systematic scholarly research about how information technologies are changing the nonprofit sector and the organizations within it.
NTEN and Nonprofit Online News are seeking research papers for a panel and a publication. The panel will be held at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, in Washington DC April 4-6, 2007 and will focus on "The State of the Art in Nonprofit Technology." We will publish papers in the inaugural issues of "The Journal of Information Technology in Social Change." We are seeking rigorously designed research that explores all facets of ICT implementation, use, and innovation in nonprofit and grassroots organizations and sectors. We are interested in research that engages with these and similar themes:
- Technology adoption in the voluntary sector
- The relationship between open ICT ecosystems and civil society
- Issues around the use of technology platforms, e.g., free/open source software and proprietary systems
- How nonprofits and grassroots organizations use information technologies
- Organizational change and technology implementation
- The unique technological needs of nonprofit and grassroots organizations
- The role of technology in promoting social change
We are taking a multidisciplinary approach. Original papers and proposals are sought from researchers in all relevant subject areas. Proposals submitted should address facets of nonprofit technology, broadly construed.
Complete papers are strongly encouraged and will be given priority over abstracts or proposals. Two to three page proposals that include a summary of research findings and methods used will also be considered.
Send submissions including the author's contact information, position, and affiliation as PDF, RTF, or DOC files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline for Submissions (complete papers preferred): December 15, 2006
- Author notification (and editorial requests) by: February 15, 2007
- Complete Papers Due: March 10, 2007
- Journal Publication Date: April 5, 2007
- Conference: April 4-6, 2007