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How digital innovation improves zakat collection

  • Hatfan Hizriyan Syaidan

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 6, 2019   /  09:10 am
How digital innovation improves zakat collection Paying donation: 'Zakat' (alms) commitee member serves a man paying alms at istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Here and now we see many sectors experiencing digitalization, from businesses harnessing digital technology to acquire new customers, to governments attempting to create more efficient bureaucratic systems. We also see such innovation bringing numerous benefits to businesses and governments, and their stakeholders. While digitalization from these two groupings has managed to bring favorable conditions to their business ecosystems, what about a third grouping — one that is commonly defined as a nonprofit or charitable or philanthropic organization? There are many kinds of charitable organizations in Indonesia. One that is prominent and with great potential is the zakat (tithes) institution. How would digitalization affect their business continuity? A recent survey conducted by Tech Trust on charity organizations in the United Kingdom in 2017 attempted to answer these questions...

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