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Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change:

The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change: Understanding the Factors that Influence Results: Lessons Learned from the Field


Jonathan Peizer

The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change is an important resource for anyone wanting to implement sustainable technology solutions that affect social change. Jonathan Peizer spent a dozen years working for George Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI) developing both its internal technology function and its global Internet Program. The Internet Program provided much of Eastern Europe's original Internet connectivity and the earliest approaches using the Internet for civic activism, independent media and the development of civil societies.

If technology leads to such obvious efficiency and productivity in the private sector, why not deploy it just as easily to strengthen civil society and solve the world’s social ills? Author Jonathan Peizer effectively answers this question in the innovative The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change. Peizer brings over twenty years of experience in implementing successful projects that have affected millions of lives globally. Working through all the important factors that affect successful implementations, Peizer points out what nonprofit organizations, foundations, social entrepreneurs, and governments can do to better ensure successful projects. The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change covers a diverse field of topics, including: - Sector dependencies, collaboration dynamics, and information and communication technology (ICT) challenges; - Nonprofit capacity issues and promising approaches; - Balancing the profit and value motive; - Implementation strategies; - Marketing and promotion strategies. The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change is a useful resource for anyone interested in implementing successful social sector projects with and without primary technology components. It easily explains the underlying dynamics that affect all undertakings in the social sector. Source for abstract and description: iUniverse, Inc. http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-37274-0 and for abstract: Internaut Consulting http://technologyforsocialchange.com/index.shtm none yet none yet

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