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Learn tips and hints to use a variety of electronic and technical equipment to enhance work with volunteers.

~April 2012~

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“Back in the day” for some of us getting organized meant getting a three ring binder, some dividers, putting on labels and putting important things in that book.  I attended a Myers/Briggs Administration course and received a 6” binder with a dozen or more divided sections. 

Today we have word documents or PDF manuals and they are stored on our computer, and maybe quite haphazardly….she says from personal experience!  Now there is a free online site to store links on the Web, PDFs, and Word documents, with Tabs and SubTabs and all the glory of the antiquated cardboard and plastic notebooks. 

LiveBinders appears to have been created by teachers who wanted to put student work materials on the Web.  Parents and kids alike could access the documents.  You will see lots of examples of what these folks did on the site.binders

This site has a great deal of usefulness for the manager of volunteers and is a terrific job for a virtual volunteer to set up and maintain.  What could be stored?  Volunteer Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Links to pertinent Web sites.  Find an article you want to share with volunteers and it can be posted on LiveBinders.  As for accessibility…..if you can get to the Web you can open your files. 

I envisioned a training handbook in a LiveBinder.  People could access it prior to the training session and print their own copies.  Saving money on copying for the organization. 

Committees that raise money have a “how-to” paper notebook that is shared from one year to the next with the chair.  Here is a place to store the book so nothing is every lost.


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