As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit. This webinar was presented on December 19 to more than 1,900 nonprofit staff worldwide and focused on what’s new and next in online communications and fundraising to help nonprofits prepare for the future and embrace being an early adopter. The webinar was the final webinar in a three-year webinar series sponsored by the Public Interest Registry. Over those three years, Nonprofit Tech for Good and PIR trained more than 60,000 NPO and NGO staff worldwide! You can view the webinar archive on SlideShare. ✔️


1. The Internet of Things

2. The Revival of Email

3. Digital Payments on Social Networks

4. Mobile Wallets for In-App Fundraising

5. The Rise of International Giving

6. Demographic Shifts Worldwide

7. The Rise of NGOs in Developing Nations

  • According to the Public Interest Registry, more than 3,000,000 NGOs will come online by 2025.
  • In the 1990’s, English made up 80% of web content. Today, 10 languages make up 82% of web content.
  • At the same time, internet freedom is decreasing worldwide and there is a clamp down on the NGO sector. 67% of internet users live in countries where criticism of the government, military, or ruling family are subject to censorship.

8. The Rise of Messaging Apps

9. Live Reporting Using Social Media

10. The Coming Social Media Backlash

  • Instagram is the most detrimental social media for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. YouTube was found to have the most positive impact.
  • Social media is more addictive than cigarettes and leaves users in a constant state of anxiety, craving a dopamine high.
  • Social media is hazardous to our physical health causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and text neck.
  • Self-inflicted social media detoxes will rise in coming years.


2017 Global Trends in Giving Report

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report explores the impact of gender, generation, and ideology upon giving and volunteerism.

10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018