Technology expert I am not, but I do love my iPhone! I like to carefully select technology that will enhance my life and work before I go jumping to the next new thing and I think that Volunteer Management and Technology have the same kind of cautious but curious relationship. This week I share the fruits of a little online exploration.
Besides this shiny new blog, there are some absolutely excellent blogs that have given voice to volunteer management issues. I like to keep up with DJ Cronin, a guy I’ve never met who lives in Australia who ignites the fire in volunteer managers around to world to take action and stand up for the best in our profession. I’m also a fan of Erin Spink’s blog because I still think about the workshop she presented here last November and I read it when I want to challenge my thinking. I hope that our blog will grow to be so motivating.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Susan Ellis and her vast volunteer management resource centre, Energize, but have you checked out her podcasts? Podcasts are the ultimate multitasking tool for keen volunteer managers to keep abreast of “hot topics” on Susan’s blog. Listen while you file or while you walk/drive/transit your way to work! Volunteer Calgary will soon be launching our own podcasts, coming at the end of September!
I’m curious about what the future will bring for Volunteer Management and anxious for us to continue to find our online voices.
What resources do you use online? What kind of podcasts/blog entries would you like to see from Volunteer Calgary? Would you be interested in blogging/podcasting?
– Janet Burstall, Community Development Manager at Volunteer Calgary