[Portland] Using Internet and Smartphone Tools to Engage & Support Volunteers

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Volunteering and the internet

PDXTech4Good invited the amazing Jayne Cravens to their April gathering to talk about volunteer engagement using connected tools like smartphones and the web. Jayne shares her slides below.

Thanks to the Internet and handheld computers like smart phones, it's never been easier for nonprofits, schools, libraries, government programs and other mission-based initiatives to keep volunteers feeling supported, informed and valued. But how do you communicate all you need to without overwhelming volunteers? How do you appeal to the many different communications styles among volunteers? How do you keep your messages from being drowned out from the growing volume of online "noise" and landslide of information and Internet memes? And how do you integrate online communications with your many different other priorities? Our lively discussion explored all this and more!

About the presenter

Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized trainer, researcher and consultant. She is a pioneer regarding the research and practice of virtual volunteering, and she is a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives. She has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, the BBC, and various local radio and TV stations. Resources from her web site,coyotecommunications.com, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. She is currently based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.