My name is Kavisha Pillay and I am from South Africa. I work for an NGO/CSO that focuses on anti-corruption. I have recently launched a platform that encourages online activism and engagement around issues of anti-corruption. The core idea is to build a global community of corruption fighters. Online communities have immense potential in Africa - many of our countries do not enjoy basic freedoms such as freedom of speech, so the online space is extremely important to speak out on social issues.
In my experience, building communities for NGOs/CSOs is very different to building for a corporate. We want members to associate with a cause and not a brand. So how do we build communities that are focused on social issues?