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~ February 2002 ~
  • Top Ten Internet Hoaxes
  • Resources for Non-Profits

"Knowledge is power."
Sir Francis Bacon

Technology allows us to gain knowledge. This month we will visit two websites, one somewhat whimsical and the other full of resources for nonprofits. Both are practical and quite useful. May this knowledge you gain, increase your power, and in turn, benefit others.

Top Ten Internet Hoaxes

I love urban legends! The Internet has unleashed a whole new batch of them. I am sure you have received one or tow of these and may have passed them on to friends and family. Which is what keeps these alive!

The folks at PCWorld have put together an interesting and useful list of their Top Ten Internet Hoaxes,aid,75204,00.asp. This is great reading!

Resources for Non-Profits

Here is a great source. It is a list of web resources most relevant to non-profit, technology, and social change activism. It can be found at Organizers' Collaborative web site,

The resources are organized into the following categories:

    • Computer Recycling and Time Donation
    • Computer-Assisted Activism and Advocacy
    • Free Internet Services: Listservs, Message Boards, Net Access,
      Advanced Web Hosting, Petitions, Survey Tools
    • Free Software and Open Source Projects
    • Grassroots Organizing and Movement Building
    • Non-Profit Support and Online Fundraising
    • Online Databases Useful for Activists
    • Social Implications and Public Interest
    • Social Justice Portals and Sites
    • Social Justice Sites With Online Directories
    • Technical Assistance for Nonprofits

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.

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.

Georgean C. Johnson-Coffey, M. Ed.
Blue Vision Training
15419 Timber Hollow Trail
Fort Wayne IN 46845
Phone: 260.338.1414
Fax: 260.338.1707



Copyright 2002 by Nancy Macduff.
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