The Vancouver Community Network, Social Investing and Public Good Models of ICT development

  • Christopher Bodnar
Keywords: Community Networks, effective use, social enterprise, venture philanthropy, generations

Abstract

This paper links discussions of community access to ICTs to discussions of sustainability in the non-profit community and the viability of public good models of ICT development. It addresses the concepts of public goods and social entrepreneurship and their relationship to new funding sources for non-profit organizations. The paper examines the Vancouver Community Networks investigation of for-profit service models to diversify the organizations revenue stream. The paper suggests that the VCN has the potential to develop a project that may provide the basis for a new generation of community networking in Canada, based upon a new organizational structure model.
Published
2008-04-26
How to Cite
Bodnar, C. (2008). The Vancouver Community Network, Social Investing and Public Good Models of ICT development. The Journal of Community Informatics, 3(4). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/307
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Articles