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Jayne Cravens
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This article isn't just a warning for women journalists re: threats that can result from doing their job - it also says, explicitly, why putting the Facebook app on your phone is NOT a good idea. If do, you’ve given it permission to scan your address book and your phone numbers. "I’ve had other investigative reporters confidentially say to me, 'I went on Facebook and it recommended one of my protected sources to me!' If you have him/her as a contact in your phone, what it’s doing is sending that information back to its database and trying to find matches. It’s really terrifying. I don’t keep Facebook on my regular phone. It’s too risky."  
In investigative journalist and sex columnist Violet Blue’s new book, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy, released this month, she writes that the term “online while female” needs to be added to the lexicon of phrases connoting prejudice and...
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Latest re: virtual volunteering, mobile-ready volunteering, micro volunteering, digital volunteering, etc. - all tracked on the virtual volunteering wiki at the link below
#volunteers #tech4good  
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I'm so sorry to be finding out about this delightful band only now, after the horrible events in Lafayette. My heart goes out to you, the band, and all your fans.
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Do you work with people that are assigned community service by a court or for probation? Then PLEASE let them know about the shady companies out there like "Community Service Help" that say you can simply pay a fee and they will give you paperwork for the court or probation officer. Courts are REFUSING these "hours":  
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And it will be shown at the same time in the USA as in the UK, right?!?!?!?!?
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I train and write about risk management in volunteer programs. So many people are convinced that predators are people in dark allies, looking seedy - obvious monsters. I try to explain that sexual predators are teachers, priests/preachers, neighbors, even family members - and how we need to warn about strange behavior, not strangers - but I really feel like the message rarely gets through - and denial ain't just a river in Egypt. I totally get why people are having trouble grappling with the idea that someone they love, that's brought so much joy to their life, can be a rapist. But that's who most predators are, I'm sorry to say. 
Is Bill Cosby the warm, charming father figure we all loved on the The Cosby Show or the heinous predator who drugged women and raped them. Here is the answer: Yes It's not an either or proposition. It is possible, really a...
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A new page on my web site! "Tips for staying in contact with remote staff in developing countries / conflict zones." This question came up on +Quora a couple of times, and it's something I've been meaning to put together for a while now.On this new page, I review various challenges (there are so many!) faced by people in a main office in getting data from field staff working in humanitarian / development / aid initiatives, and how to address those challenges.
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"Looks good on your CV’: sociology of voluntourism recruitment in higher ed. Says "voluntourism reinforces paradigm that developing countries require help of affluent westerners" for development. This paper is worth your time to read. 
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The one day all-volunteer-online-together is a great idea. Just a few corrections: virtual volunteering is actually more than 35 years old. It's also called "digital volunteering" (this is becoming the popular term for it lately). Virtual volunteering can be a one-day activity (microvolunteering), and can last for a year or more (tons of examples of this). You referenced online volunteering "on the commute" - make it clear that you mean people using mass transit - it should never, ever be something done while driving. Also, be careful promoting virtual volunteering to "busy" people - many people are shocked to discover that virtual volunteering is real volunteering and takes real time. It's a real commitment. And lots of comments here made about "traditional" volunteering that just aren't true (offline volunteering doesn't all require lots of forms, and celebrations of service aren't all at the end). One important learning: the lower the bar for entry to online volunteering, the more online volunteers will drop out in assignments; the higher the bar, the less drop outs. For more info on virtual volunteering (history, best practices, examples, etc.), see the Virtual Volunteering Wiki: http://virtualvolunteering.wikispaces.com/; and hope Jared will have a look at the Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook (would love for that resource to have been mentioned).
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Thrilled to announce that I will be the Fall 2015 Duvall Leader in Residence at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Leadership Development (CFLD), part of UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Oct. 26 – 30, in and around Lexington. The week before, I’ll be in Henderson, on the other side of the state, to be the keynote speaker for a capacity-building event for nonprofits organized by the Henderson Community Foundation.
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Love when the neighbors' bring their dog over to play!!!
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The reddit​ controversy in the news? It's a volunteer management issue!  
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Work
Occupation
Consultant
Employment
  • Various employers
    Consultant, 2005 - present
  • UNDP Afghanistsan
    Reporting & Communications Advisor, 2007 - 2007
  • UNDP / UNV
    Online Volunteering Specialist, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Directory, Virtual Volunteering Project, 1996 - 2001
  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley
    Internal Communications Manager, 1995 - 1995
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Project management, communications, community engagement, motorcycle traveler
Introduction
Jayne is an internationally-recognized professional with more than 20 years of experience, primarily regarding communications, community/volunteer involvement, and capacity-building for nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations/civil society, government-based community programs, and corporate philanthropy programs. She has worked with groups on the local, regional, national and international level, and have worked extensively with multi-cultural audiences, corporate audiences, United Nations agencies, international aid workers, low-income communities, and those who are traditionally socially-excluded. She has a demonstrated commitment to gender issues and mainstreaming gender considerations in her work. She lived in Germany from Feb. 2001 - Apr. 2009, except for six months in 2007 when she lived in Afghanistan. In April 2009, she moved back to the USA. She's in the Portland, Oregon area. 
Bragging rights
I've lived or visited almost 40 countries
Education
  • Open University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Henderson County High School