Information and Technology for Associations

  • John G. McNutt
  • Lori A. Brainard
  • Primoz Kovacic
  • Yingying ZENG


Information and communications technology (ICT) is a force that has transformed life for many people in societies throughout the world. In concert with other forces, it alters the nature of human organizations in important and often profound ways. Many of these changes will affect voluntary action, voluntary associations, and volunteering. This chapter will discuss some of these issues and present the impact of ICTs on voluntary action in the context of an emerging global information society. We will delineate how this evolution relates to other content covered in the handbook and discuss how the growth of information technology in society in general will affect voluntary associations. We will define how technology in associations differs from nonprofit technology and other forms of public technology such as e-government.


Corporate Social Responsibility Social Enterprise Social Economy Sport Club Voluntary Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. McNutt
    • 1
  • Lori A. Brainard
    • 2
  • Primoz Kovacic
    • 3
  • Yingying ZENG
    • 4
  1. 1.USA
  2. 2.USA
  3. 3.Slovenia
  4. 4.China

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