Advocacy Organizations and the Organizational Digital Divide


  • John McNutt


The development of electronic advocacy techniques have offered advocates important ways to deal with the challenges presented by the new advocacy environment. These challenges include globalization, devolution and the growth of wired government. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the technology capacity to take advantage of these new tools. This paper discusses the organizational digital divide as it applies to advocacy groups, discusses the consequences of the digital divide for advocacy organizations and analyzes the challenges that these groups will face overcoming the divide. The paper also discusses strategies that might be employed to provide needed resources.