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"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
This quote comes to my mind whenever I do something stupid! It always makes me feel so good!Although technology has made our lives easier, we often make many mistakes while we learn. This month we will discover some short cuts for Windows functions. We will also continue our visits to websites with information for volunteer service managers. Remember, if we make mistakes along the way, we will also make discoveries!
Some Quick Tips for Window Users
The Independent Sector; On Our Side
What is the value of volunteer time? For 2001, the value of a volunteer's time is $16.05. For Volunteer Services Managers, this is an important statistic. However, how many of us know the source for this figure?
It is the Independent Sector (http://www.independentsector.org). Founded in 1980, the Independent Sector is a coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profits initiatives, philanthropy and citizen action. I invite you to visit this valuable source.
The Volunteer and Giving page (http://www.independentsector.org/programs/research/gandv.html) contains the much quoted "Report on Giving & Volunteering." The Issues (http://www.independentsector.org/programs/leadership/leaders.html) page focuses on a number of key issues facing the nonprofit and philanthropic community. You will find information on accountability, tax policy, and corporate-nonprofit partnerships, to name a few.
What would you as a VolunteerToday.com ready like to see in the Tech Tips column? As an individual columnist, I can come up with topics, but I would much rather glean ideas from the Volunteer Today community.
Therefore, if there is a technology subject, issue, or topic that you would like to see covered in Tech Tips, share it with me today. You can email me at email@example.com.
Georgean C. Johnson-Coffey
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.
Georgean C. Johnson-Coffey, M. Ed.
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