Category Archive: Technology

How the IWF Successfully Curbs Online Abuse and What Non-Profits Can Do to Help


This is a guest blog co-authored by Michael Tunks, IWF Policy and Public Affairs Manager, and Jenny Thornton, IWF International Development Manager

At the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), we are in the unique and privileged position of being able to …


What Is All the Hype Around HTTPS?

Aug 30th, 2018 in NGO, Nonprofit, Security, Technology

Helping to Secure Humanitarian Aid Organisations Online

By Matthew Marks, Technical Director, Public Interest Registry

In times of need, humanitarian organisations are increasingly turning to the speed and efficiency of online channels to share their message and mobilize support. Recently, …


Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good Release Third Annual Global NGO Technology Report

Feb 12th, 2018 in Community, NGO, Nonprofit, Technology

By: Tony Connor, Director of Marketing, Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good today released the results of the third annual Global NGO Technology Report, the only annual research project that analyzes how non-governmental organisations …


Not-for-profits and online security – How Can We Help?


Written by Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry

With so many internet platforms and tools to choose from and so many security threats to avoid, it is hard to know where to begin. So, as they say, let’s start …


Global NGO Technology Report

Feb 2nd, 2017 in NGO, Technology

The 2017 Global NGO Technology Report is now available in English, French and Spanish! This year’s report highlights how 4,908 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology — such as email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and …


DNS Forum – The Practical Impacts of Policy on the DNS


Developing sound policies to build trust online, to encourage use and innovation, and to ensure an open and secure Internet is vital.  So is the ability for those policies to be implemented by technical operators.  We recently hosted a panel …


Let’s Discuss: Internet Growth and Policy 

Jul 6th, 2016 in Community, Internet, Security, Technology

On Thursday, July 14, thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC for Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) – the preeminent conference on Internet governance …


Hope For Limpopo Awarded $10,000 in #CashForGood Contest

Jun 13th, 2016 in Community, Health, NGO, Nonprofit, Technology

Congratulations to the winner of the #CashForGood contest: Hope For Limpopo!

Hope for Limpopo Dance Performance with the children and the teachers at the Vhutshilo Mountain School in Venda, South Africa.

About the Contest

We asked NGOs to share …


#ThrowbackThursday: When MITRE.org Was Born

Jul 9th, 2015 in Innovation, ORG, Technology

It was 30 years ago this week when MITRE made its mark on the Internet as the very first organization to register the .org domain name.

MITRE grew out of the computer laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where …


30 Fun Facts About .ORG

Jul 6th, 2015 in Internet, ORG, Technology

Mitre Corporation, a research and development center sponsored by the United States federal government, was the first .ORG domain name to be registered in July 1985. (http://www.domainforum.us/t45-facts-about-org) The term “WorldWideWeb” was coined in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and…


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