What's New & Updated With Jayne
| January 2014
The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook is now available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc.
All of my energies for the coming weeks will be on promoting this book!
On January 21, I had a super fun tweet chat as a guest of VolunteerMatch. The subject? Virtual volunteering, of course! You can read the transcript here.
Here's the video from my presentation for San Francisco Online Community Meetup Group (OCTribe), at TechSoup, talking about applying volunteer management principles to online community management. Here are the slides I used for the presentation.
Not available for training or consulting
through March 2014
I'll be available again in April. Get those requests in now for training/teaching and consulting!
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
training video of me talking about Using Internet
& Smartphone Apps to Work With Volunteers.
Volunteering in Europe 2013
& print articles about or addressing controversies
regarding volunteers replacing paid staff
Want to know what it looks like to live tweet an event? The 2013 Pacific Cluster Learning Community Conference, a multi-day, multi-state training for people managing national service programs, such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, was held in October, and several of the sessions were broadcast live on the Internet. I live-tweeted several sessions one day, as the @Oregonvolunteer guest tweeter. I have a record of the day's tweets here (in reverse order).
October, November & December 2013 blogs
Where I'm speaking in October:
More Donors, More Volunteers and More Awareness: Doing It All With Better Outreach
at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Education and Exposition Center in Henderson, Kentucky - my first presentation ever in my hometown!
ZAPP® / Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) 2013 Arts Festival Conference, in Louisville, Kentucky.
October 9 & 11
Essentials of Volunteer Engagement - all day intensive trainings for AmeriCorps members in Oregon, hosted by Oregon Volunteers, in Portland, Oregon.
Pacific Cluster Learning Community Conference in Portland, Oregon. For members of AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps, as well as the program directors of such.
One(-ish) Day "Tech" Activities for Volunteers
Volunteers are getting together for intense, one-day events, or events of just a few days, to build web pages, to write code, to edit Wikipedia pages, and more. These are gatherings of onsite volunteers, where everyone is in one location, together, to do an online-related project in one day, or a few days. It's a form of episodic volunteering, because volunteers don't have to make an ongoing commitment - they can come to the event, contribute their services, and then leave and never volunteer again. Because computers are involved, these events are sometimes called hackathons, even if coding isn't involved. This page provides advice on how to put together a one-day event, or just-a-few-days-of activity, for a group of tech volunteers onsite, working together, for a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), community-focused government program, school or other mission-based organization - or association of such.
August & September 2013 blogs
you welcome people with your language - or
make them uncomfortable (even drive