Getting NGOs Online In India
As we continue our outreach with global non-government organizations (NGOs) discussing our role in serving this community, we are getting important input on our proposed new top level domain - .NGO. We have been in many locations, working with local NGOs as well as larger international NGOs, adding new partnerships.
In light of this, I’m excited to share today’s announcement that PIR will be partnering with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to bring more India-based NGOs online. Why this partnership? Well, did you know that over 80 percent of the 3.3 million NGOs in India do not have an online presence? To improve this number, PIR and DEF are teaming up to host a series of eNGO Workshops – training programs to help NGOs develop and manage an online presence – across India. The eNGO program is a national movement to help India-based grassroots organizations attain economic and commercial viability through means of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
This endeavor is a great example of our ongoing commitment to NGOs around the world to address the specific needs of their community. In today’s increasingly digital world, having an online presence is absolutely critical to an organization’s overall success. As an advocate of doing good and helping organizations mobilize and empower their communities online, we’re happy to be able to help these Indian NGOs build their online presence. Even more, through our pursuit of .NGO, we hope to be able to take our efforts one step further and enable global NGOs to further carve out their niche online with an exclusive platform.
With our partner Digital Empowerment Foundation, we will be holding eNGO workshops in Bangalore, Panchkulla, Champaran, Bihar, Shimla, Kanpur, and many more locations. For more information, please visit the website at www.PIReNGO.ORG.