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November & December 2017 blogs

October 2017 blogs

September 2017 blogs

August 2017 blogs

July 2017 blogs

June 2017 blogs
in June, all blogs were focused on communications and community engagement in some way

May 2017 blogs
in May, all blogs were focused on volunteerism in some way

April 2017 blogs

March 2017 blogs

January & February 2017 blogs

November & December blogs 2016

Volunteers Along Immigrant & Refugee Journey
Folklore, Rumors & Misinformation Campaigns Interfering with Humanitarian Efforts & Government Initiatives
Did Facebook hurt the Syrian Revolution?
20 Years Ago: The Virtual Volunteering Project
How did volunteers impact the 2016 USA Presidential election?
fake news, folklore & friendships
Nonprofits & NGOs: you MUST give people a way to donate online
How Will Trump Presidency Affect Humanitarian Aid & Development?
2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership
To Do List the Day After the USA election
Why I still don’t like “International Volunteer Manager’s Day”
When “participatory” & “consultation” are just words
Gossip’s toll in your workplace
Research Explaining How Websites Encourage Volunteering & Philanthropy
papers on cyberactivism by women in Iran & Azerbaijan
Some Truths About Volunteer Retention
Volunteering & social cohesion in a post Brexit world
Song of frustration re: volunteering


September & October 2016 blog entries
August 2016 blog entries
  • “If no one is complaining, we don’t have to change how we do things”
  • Proud to fool courts re: community service
  • Kentucky politicians think volunteers are free
  • Volunteer management is community engagement


  • July 2016 blog entries
  • women-only hours at community Internet centers? why?
  • humanitarian stories & photos – use with caution
  • Wikipedia needs improvement re: volunteerism-related topics
  • Tourism, a catalyst for peace and development
  • Safety in Virtual Volunteering
  • Why Do So Few Women Edit Wikipedia? Insights into virtual volunteering
  • Police: use social media to invite community participation, show compassion
  • Is it really *impossible* to break into humanitarian work?
  • Universal accessibility in tourism! World Tourism Day theme 2016
  • Selling community service leads to arrest, conviction


  • June 2016 blog entries
    May 2016 blog entries

    April 2016 blogs: (in published date reverse order)

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    January & February 2016 blogs: (in published date reverse order)

    December 2015 blogs: (in published date reverse order)
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    January and February 2015 blogs (in reverse order):
    December 2014 blogs (in reverse order):


    My October & November 2014 blogs (in reverse order):
    MLK words for what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, November 25, 2014
    Haters gonna hate, November 24, 2014
    Communication for Development (C4D): Addressing Ebola, November 06, 2014
    Jayne Works an Election in the USA, November 05, 2014
    Red Cross (IFRC) using text messaging to educate re: Ebola, October 28, 2014
    I’m in Poland & Spain/Catalunya in mid-November, October 27, 2014
    VSO seeks 4 ICT trainers for Myanmar to support Ministry of Education, October 22, 2014
    Call for papers for FOSDEM: Free & Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting, October 21, 2014
    What I Did in Ukraine, October 12, 2014
    Oct 15 deadline for apps to facilitate dialogue, prevent conflict, October 4, 2014


    Blogs re: my work in Ukraine Aug. 3 - Oct. 3, 2014:
    I’m in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, August 4, 2014
    Apps for good – two things I learned in Ukraine this week, August 12, 2014
    Fearing your own colleagues in the field, August 13, 2014
    What a work day is like – so far, August 15, 2014
    Ukrainian named Wikipedian of the Year 2014, August 15, 2014
    World Humanitarian Day is TODAY, August 19, 2014
    Reconciliation, August 20, 2014
    My job: reading the consequences of war, August 26, 2014
    Humans of New York guy posting re: Ukraine, September 8, 2014
    where are the evaluations of hacksforgood/appsforgood?, September 9, 2014
    Ukrainian journalism student project: Stopfake.org, September 10, 2014
    Tweets from UNDP Ukraine’s Social Good #inno4dev summit, September 25, 2014
    Using social media to promote respect, tolerance, reconciliation?, September 26, 2014
    What I Did in Ukraine for the United Nations, October 12, 2014



    April & May 2014 blogs
    No complaints means success?, 8 May 2014
    ICTs, Employability & Social Inclusion in the EU, 1 May 2014
    Internet-mediated Volunteering in the EU (virtual volunteering), 28 April 2014
    When Words Get in the Way (Like “Virtual Volunteering”), April 21, 2014
    Comparing schools with high & low volunteer engagement, April 17, 2014
    How I ended up at a Philly Tech4Good event, April 15, 2014
    UN’s online volunteering service, April 3, 2014,
    Latest on Tech4Good, Digital Engagement, virtual volunteering, April 2, 2014



    February & March 2014 blogs
    greater good – online, March 26, 2014
    Advice for hackathons / one-day tech events looking for projects to hack
    , March 20, 2014
    Someone else blogging about my volunteering
    , March 19, 2014
    how volunteers are managed & supported must be flexible
    , March 18, 2014
    EU Aid Volunteers will include virtual volunteering, March 10, 2014
    Research on USA volunteerism excludes virtual volunteering, March 7, 2014
    Why did we call it the LAST guidebook?, March 6, 2014
    Me in Philadelphia; want to meet April 9, 10 or 11?, March 4, 2014
    Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellows Program, March 3, 2014
    Myths aren’t just annoying – they promote hatred, March 1, 2014
    Community Service Help Cons Another Person, February 18, 2014
    Virtual Volunteering discussion group on LinkedIn, February 11, 2014
    What to do with old/vintage software, February 9, 2014
    Enhancing Inclusion of Women & Girls In Information Society, February 5, 2014
    Me with The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, February 4, 2014


    January 2014 blogs
    Should the NFL involve volunteers for the Super Bowl?, 31 January 2014
    accessibility, diversity & virtual volunteering, 28 January 2014
    Now available: The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook!, 23 January 2014
    How Our Minds Mislead Us, 17 January 2014
    Why I liked an anti-crowdsourcing Facebook page, 15 January 2014
    Traditional volunteering is now EXTREME volunteering, 9 January 2014
    Me in Europe in Fall 2014, 8 January 2014

    December 2013 blogs
    Questions for programs sending volunteers to developing countries, 30 December 2013
    A new “cyber” volunteering platform for small NGOs, 20 December 2013
    Too many volunteer matching web sites?, 16 December 2013
    Making certain volunteers feel unwelcomed because of your language,
    12 December 2013
    Assessing the Flow of Tech Talent into Government & Civil Society, 09 December 2013
    Safety concerns re: volunteers contributes to a shelter closing, 06 December 2013
    Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development, 04 December 2013
    crowdcrafting.org – crowdsourcing for anyone, 03 Dec 2013
    Call for Papers re: Internships, 02 December 2013


    October & November 2013 blogs
    How do international NGOs use Twitter?, 27 November 2013
    It’s real: the unpaid internships & volunteers controversy, 23 November 2013
    New report NOT by me re: microvolunteering, 14 November  2013
    Online volunteers, social media, disaster response & the Philippines, 13 November 2013
    mobile devices, mobile apps, texting & volunteers, 28 October 2013
    The question I get asked again & again, 22 October 2013
    No complaints means success?, 17 October 2013
    Freaking out over Facebook privacy?, 15 October 2013
    Volunteer groups leading to financial donation/sponsorships? 14 October 2013


    August & September 2013 blogs
    What I learned from researching virtual volunteering in Europe, 16 September 2013
    Open Air Hackathon – Nonprofits Get Web Sites, Designers Get Accessibility Training, 4 September 2013
    I need your (not so stinking) badges, 31 August 2013
    pro vs. volunteer firefighters, 26 August 2013
    Volunteers needed, but are they wanted?, 21 August 2013
    Fire station turns away volunteers – and how it could be different World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 20 August 2013
    Me in D.C. & Philly area in April 2014, 14 August 2013
    Unions & Nonprofits: Commentary from the Nonprofit Quarterly, 12 August 2013


    July 2013 blogs
    global survey on volunteer management software, 25 July 2013
    Virtual Student Foreign Service & eInternship program, 25 July 2013
    Conferencia Latinoamericana de Voluntariado, 14 al 16 de octubre, 23 July 2013
    Virtual volunteering & a rose by any other name…, 17 July 2013
    Wiki re: virtual volunteering in Europe, 15 July 2013
    Virtual volunteering in Europe, 11 July 2013
    Update re: research on virtual volunteering in Europe, 09 July 2013


    April, May & June 2013 blogs
    Time Magazine asserts there are no organized Atheist volunteers,
    28 June 2013
    Survey for EU online volunteers, 27 June 2013
    EU agencies exploiting interns?, 27 June 2013
    Campaign to End the Overhead Myth, 18 June 2013
    When to NOT pay interns, redux, 14 June 2013
    Finding out how many orgs are involving online volunteers, 14 June 2013
    Volunteerism research should include virtual volunteering!, 05 June 2013
    Why I’m not outraged at the IRS, 31 May 2013
    Say yes to filling out that online profile, 30 May 2013
    Free online courses for relief & development workers, 28 May 2013
    Spontaneous “online volunteers” after disasters, 23 May 2013
    From just a bulletin board to a DISCUSSION, 09 May 2013
    Thank you, Portland metro area, 06 May 2013


    March 2013 blogs

    Online community service company tries to seem legit, Mar 26, 2013
    Crowdsourcing & Microvolunteering: still not new, still takes a lot of work, Mar 25, 2013
    Without a Champion, Your Initiative Won’t Survive, Mar 18, 2013
    It's Official: My New Blog Home, Mar 6, 2013


    January & February 2013 blogs
    Everything old is new again, & again, Feb 6, 2013
    What do NGOs understand that USA nonprofits don't?, Feb 4, 2013
    No, I won't post your jargon, Jan 30, 2013
    Hey, where did January go?, Jan 25, 2013
    Nonprofits *are* job creators!, Jan 07, 2013
    Hire me in 2013 - let me help make your organization even better!, Jan 02, 2013


    December 2012 blogs
    volunteering in the digital age - cool, but not new, Dec 20
    mobile apps in nonprofit program & management work, Dec 17
    Nonprofits still struggling, Dec 13
    Striking a chord in 2012, Dec 11
    Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development, Dec 05
    Volunteer Engagement the Roller Derby Way, Dec 03
     

    November 2012 blogs
    March 20-22, 2013 Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management, Nov 27, 2012
    A volunteerism blog, not a political one, Nov 14, 2012
    What mobile apps do you promote to clients, volunteers, supporters, staff?, Nov 13, 2012
    Adventure tourism as a tool for economic & community development
    Nov 09, 2012
    Update on a virtual volunteering scam, Nov 06, 2012

    June & May 2012 blogs
    Say it! Say it! "MANAGERS OF VOLUNTEERS", June 27, 2012
    How Yahoo could THRIVE, June 25, 2012
    Do departments at your org hate each other?, June 20, 2012
    Before you create that online profile... do you want to keep it?, June 14, 2012
    Pioneering in "hacks for good": Knowbility, June 11, 2012
    Volunteer online with TechSoup, Jun 06, 2012
    Nonprofits & volunteers - time to brag on Techsoup!, June 04, 2012
    Careful what you claim: the passions around identity, May 31, 2012

    Sound off re employees & volunteers appropriate behavior online, May 29, , 2012
    what's most important about software experience, May 21, 2012
    When to NOT pay interns, May 14, 2012
    Don't know Linda Graff? You're in trouble! , May 09, 2012
    mama jane., May 03, 2012
    Share! Spout! Debate! Discuss!, May 02, 2012



    April 2012 blogs
    The volunteer as bully = the toxic volunteer, April 24, 2012
    Fear of Wrestling, April 16, 2012
    My Twitter Lists, April 12, 2012
    I don't like "Closed Gardens", April 10, 2012
    So Many Young People, April 5, 2012
    Volunteer Management: Once More with Meaning, April 04, 2012
    Unofficial, DIY volunteer? Or something else?, April 03, 2012



    March 2012 blogs
    Nonprofits & NGOs: Get to Know a University, Mar 27, 2012
    Why Your Organization Probably Doesn't Need A Facebook Page, Mar 23, 2012
    I need your email address, Mar 20, 2012
    learning from a campaign that went viral, Mar 09, 2012
    Same thoughts as last year re International Women's Day, Mar 08, 2012
    survey re: volunteer management software, Mar 07, 2012
    Do NOT say "Need to Cut Costs? Involve Volunteers!", Mar 01, 2012
    Excuses, excuses, Mar 1, 2012


    February 2012 blogs
    What really happens when someone wants to volunteer with you?, Feb 24, 2012
    I'm a Frustrated Volunteer, Feb 22, 2012
    I'm a volunteer & you should just be GRATEFUL I'm here!, Feb 21, 2012
    Corporate Volunteer Programs: What Do Nonprofits Want From Them?, Feb 17, 2012
    Volunteers: still not free, Feb 15, 2012
    In defense of skills over passion, Feb 09, 2012
    Can potential volunteers find you?, Feb 07, 2012
    No more warm, fuzzy language to talk about volunteers!, Feb 06, 2012
    Can Komen recover?, Feb 03, 2012
    Why I won't follow you on Twitter, Feb 02, 2012



    January 2012 blogs
    Volunteerism-related research wish list for 2012, Jan 30, 2012
    I'm available for consulting & employment, Jan 27, 2012
    volunteer managers: you are NOT psychic!, Jan 24, 2012
    Learning, learning everywhere, Jan 18, 2012
    Use the LinkedIn Events Function!, Jan 17, 2012
    A missed opportunity with volunteers, Jan 12, 2012
    Get your 2012 events on Facebook NOW, Jan 10, 2012
    Your questions/comments re volunteers & technology, Jan 09, 2012
    Online stuff: greater than, less than, Jan 06, 2012
    Using a Cell Phone or Feature Phone as a Smart Phone, Jan 04, 2012



    December 2011 blogs

    NOTE: most of links to these year 2011 blogs don't work as of mid-April 2013
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    April 1 - 15, 2011 blogs March 2011 blogs
    Jayne is hard to reach..., March 28
    Stop multi-tasking; FOCUS instead!, March 28
    A few fun links for Friday, March 25
    oh so much great tech info for nonprofits! , March 24
    How many organizations involve online volunteers?, March 23
    When to Monetize a Web Page, March 22
    No, You Should Not Go to Japan to Volunteer, March 21
    TV depictions of volunteerism, March 18
    Civil Society 2.0, March 17
    What is "too much" from an online contributor?, March 16
    Social media: cutting both ways since the 1990s, March 15
    Could your organization be deceived by GOTCHA media?, March 14
    train now for disasters later, March 11
    How do I get to you sans car?, March 10
    Knowledge transfer - it's more than a buzz phrase, March 09
    The Wrong Way to Celebrate International Women's Day, March 08
    Me in Mexico City April 2 - 9, March 07
    International Fellowship in USA For People from Select Developing Countries-Deadline June 30, March 04
    Australian volunteers growing preference for online volunteering, March 03
    CTK Foundation's 2011 Heart & Soul Grant Award Program (contest), March 02
    Tech Help for Nonprofits/NGOs *anytime*, March 01  
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