The purpose of Technology Tips is indeed to learn the language of technology, to communicate with technology. Today we are communicating through the Internet and web sites. This month we will look at some resource web sites that offer technology assistance for managers in nonprofits organizations. We will also begin a monthly visit to web sites of volunteer departments in various organizations.
John G. McNutt from the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College, (mcnutt@MONET.BC.EDU) has compiled some wonderful resources on his personal web sites. These contain great sources to help nonprofits gain technology information. There are several links to funding sources.
Find sites that you like and use similar features. Plan your site. Write down what you want on your site and sketch out a draft. If your web site is made up of more than one page, you need to decide the best way to organize the breakdown. Keep it simple. The longer it takes people to find what they need on your site, the less likely they are to stick around.
The state government of Arkansas has long held an excellent reputation for volunteer advocacy. The Arkansas Department of Human Services oversees Division of Volunteerism which promotes and supports volunteerism in the private, nonprofit and government sectors as a means of solving problems for all Arkansas. Check out their site: http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/adov.
Georgean is a trainer and consultant in the areas of nonprofit management and volunteer involvement. She holds a Master's degree in Education/Staff Training and Development and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Indiana University.
Georgean is an Adjunct Faculty member of Ivy Tech State College with the Business and Industry Training Department. Her articles have been published in the Florida Libraries Journal and The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances.
Georgean conducts national and regional workshops on Train-the-Trainer, Customer Service, Conflict Management, Staff/ Volunteer Relations, Fundamentals of Volunteer Management, Family Volunteering, Trends in Volunteerism, and other aspects of Volunteer Management.
Georgean is immediate Past Chairperson of the National Government
Volunteer Coordinator Advisory Committee for the Points of Light
Foundation in Washington, DC. She is Past Chairperson and Founding
Officer of Northeast Indiana Association of Volunteer Administration,
a professional membership organization representing 60 nonprofit/voluntary
organizations. She is a member of the Association for Volunteer
Administration, the Points of Light Foundation, and the Association
for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
Prior to starting her training and consulting company she served for several years as the Manager of Volunteer Services in healthcare, library, and social service organizations, leading programs of 500 volunteers.