The interesting in harnessing digital media and tools for volunteering is not new:
However there remains much debate about the extent to which the third sector may now be lagging behind other sectors.
The Third Force News article linked in the tweet above uses the Lloyds UK Digital Index to highlight that “49% of third sector organisations lack basic digital skills”. They go onto focus on the Scottish Third Sector’s response and their “One Digital Programme“.
We have already begun to look at both the challenges and opportunities in our preliminary research: read our report. We also recognise the need to examine the experience of volunteers using various social media and digital tools. But this poses many methodological challenges. It you are interested in discussing more about research approaches, check out our event “Research Methods for Digital Work“. The call for papers is open now!