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Jayne Cravens
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Attended Open University
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Here is a TERRIFIC example of a blog by a volunteer that is a perfect illustration of why nonprofits should encourage volunteers to blog about their experience. And best of all it's by a dear friend of mine, Cosgrove Norstadt, who frequently uses his Facebook page to encourage friends to support Larkin Street Youth and to talk about his experiences there.  
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Good on you for holding up your side of the bet! Very classy. GO BIG BLUE!!!
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Very disturbed to see so much information about polio vaccinations being floated around, not just in pseudo-science web sites, but even by colleagues. Staying fact-based and researching all alarmist information (and the source of such) is essential for aid and development professionals - even on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Here's a really excellent site that debunks some of the common myths about the polio vaccine:  
When it comes to vaccinations, the general public is still exposed to strong supporters of conspiracy theories, misunderstandings, and general bunk...
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Want to make micro volunteering have more than just micro impact at your org? The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook can help:  #microday #volunteers #vvbook
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It's a good thing we've got vinyl in the kitchen and laminate in most of the rest of the house. Because when Her Majesty, Princess Albi of Hungary, ruler of our domain, doesn't wish walk, this is how she gets around the house. 17, blind, and still dictator of the house.  
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Last week, I attended a #Tech4good event in Philadelphia, Philly Tech Week Tech Week, focused on tech #volunteers, hackathons, help for local governments, more. Here's my blog about it, and why I still try to engage in old-fashioned, offline, face-to-face networking:
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Week of Action, Thurs Apr 24-Wed Apr 30, organized to raise the profile of secular humanist #volunteers. #choosetoACT Associated with Foundation Beyond Belief.
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Also see "Groups for Atheist and Secular Volunteers / Philanthropy" http://www.coyotecommunications.com/stuff/atheists.shtml
 
My new author page on Amazon.com! The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook is there, in paperback and as a Kindle book! 
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My protégé in Afghanistan is now working at a program focused on water and sanitation. Which means I'm having to give myself a crash course in water and sanitation-related communications. Thank you, inter webs! 
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An awesome, no-nonsense commentary from a Dallas sports caster regarding Michael Sam. I LOVE this. 
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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