50 % of the German nonprofits see digitalization as a big or very big challenge. Only 14 % of NPOs provide further training for their employees on IT and digitalization topics and 40 % of their staff in IT are volunteers.

TechSoup’s partner from Germany – Haus des Stiftens gGmbH has created the report “DIGITAL-REPORT 2020: Nonprofits & IT” in collaboration with the Chair for Corporate Social Responsibility of the University of Mannheim in Germany.

Haus des Stiftens has already published a similar report in 2015, the “IT-Report for Nonprofits”. This time, they have also developed an online platform with the nonprofit organisation Correlaid e.V. that allows nonprofits to check their level of digital development. They can also compare themselves with other organisations by using the tool.

Over 5000 organisations have responded to the survey in November 2019 which is the database for the report.

50 % of the German nonprofits see digitalization as a big or very big challenge.

Only 14 % of NPOs provide further training for their employees on IT and digitalization topics and 40 % of their staff in IT are volunteers.

The lack of digitalization has also a negative impact on the social mission of the nonprofit: the more digital a nonprofit is, the more successful they are at fundraising or reaching more volunteers. Digital communication channels are very important in this case.

The report was funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

You can find the online report & the tool here >>> www.digital-report.org