The media pieces in this unit were selected to help you think about the role that technology and social media play in the ways that society gives and how organizations ask for funds.

Technology And Giving

The media pieces in this unit were selected to help you think about the role that technology and social media play in the ways that society gives and how organizations ask for funds.

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Chances are that you, along with the rest of the world, watched the horror of that day unfold on national television. We did not have to wait for the evening news or the morning paper to see and know what had happened. It happened in front of our eyes.

Since that fateful day, there have been a number of disasters around the world; and there have been significant changes in the uses of technology and social media.

In this assignment, you will construct a timeline of global events that have happened since 9/11, and analyze the impact technology and social media have had to spread information, photographs, videos, etc. around the world and drive charitable giving.

What implications and opportunities do you see in the future for charitable fund development because of technology and, in particular, social media?

Your submitted assignment should be 5–7 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and must follow APA guidelines. You must include references to at least three scholarly resources that are not part of the required readings for this course. Your writing should demonstrate effective communication, using proper spelling and grammar, and be appropriate for a doctoral level learner. Be sure that your assignment contains all of the following:

  • Title page.
  • Abstract.
  • Timeline of events in chronological order.
  • An evaluation of the role technology played in each event and how it influenced the way people gave.
  • An analysis of the future role of technology and social media in how nonprofit organizations will solicit and people will give in times of disaster.
  • Reference page.
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