Contact Information for Jayne
I probably really
want to hear from you!
But FIRST, before you contact me:
That said, please DO contact me if you have a question about information on
my web site, my availability for consulting and my fees, nonprofit
management, communications for nonprofit/NGO or government initiatives,
crisis communication, volunteer engagement, virtual
volunteering/microvolunteering, Afghanistan, Kentucky, Oregon, my dog...
Also, I love hearing from university-based researchers, members of the
press, bloggers, students, nonprofit/NGO employees and volunteers - most
anyone. And note that it is very easy to sweet talk me into
reviewing your thesis or offering academic research advice for free, as a
volunteer (especially if you share your final paper with me).
- please do NOT ask me for grants advice/funding suggestions beyond what
I already freely offer in this document, unless you are willing to
pay a consulting fee for this information
- please do NOT ask me to recommend a volunteer
management/constituent management software package - I provide the
list of everything I know about, but the choice is up to you
- please do NOT ask me to review your web site or your software and
provide feedback, unless you are willing to pay a consulting fee for my
time to review your web site, software, whatever, and provide feedback
(happy to discuss my rates with you!)
- please do NOT ask me how to start a nonprofit organization (this
information is oh-so-easy to find online).
- please do NOT write me with your nonprofit idea to ask me for advice
- unless you are willing to pay my consultation fee for my review of
your idea and my feedback; I do not evaluate nonprofit start-up ideas on
a volunteer (unpaid) basis.
- please do not write and say "I need to talk to you by phone" and
offer no information about the nature of your inquiry. I might LOVE to
talk to you by phone, but first, I need to know more about why you wnt
- please do NOT start your email off with "Dear Sir." If you think I'm
a man, then you haven't really read my web site, or you assume everyone
on the Internet is a man and, either way, it's insulting and I'm not
going to be open to anything you say, quite frankly.
- please address me by my name, spelled correctly, to prove to me that
you actually know who I am and are writing me specifically because of
who I am - not because you bought a mailing list of email addresses.
Also, it proves that you aren't a bot.
But, please, for my sanity, respect those bullet points. I receive hundreds
of emails a day. You read that right: hundreds. And I have no staff - it's
just me here. The more descriptive you can make your email subject line, the
more likely you will get a reply from me.
And remember that, while I do give away a tremendous amount of information
and advice away for free via my web site and on various
online discussion groups, I'm also a consultant, and need to pay for
my mortgage, utilities, insurance, and groceries. I'm happy to give you a
quote for my services, but please be as specific
as you can about what it is you might want me to do.
If you are from the press /
the media, & need to contact me urgently, this is info just for you on
how to contact me.
If you have written me and have not gotten a reply, review the above bullet
points (I may be ignoring your email if you ignored the bullet points), and
then have a look at my what's new page,
which notes my availability - I may be out of town and unable to respond to
you immediately. Feel free to email me again.
If you are writing in regard to a particular Web page on my site:
PLEASE give me the exact title of the page or the exact URL address - my
web site is made up of a few hundred pages, and if you aren't specific, I
won't have any idea what you are referring to. If you are writing to add
something for this Web site, include your name, email address, Web address
(if applicable) and the name of the company you represent (if any).
If you want to suggest a link FROM my Web site, please read this linking
If, after reading all of the above, you're in doubt about whether or not
to write, please email me anyway; the worst that can happen is that I'll
say no. I'm grumpy only with those people who don't read the above
bulleted text or address me as "Sir" or "Mr."
To contact me via email, you must remove the word OINKMOO from
my email address. SORRY for the inconvenience - but it helps so much in
keeping robots from grabbing my email address and sending me things!
If you want to talk by Skype, please email me with your contact
information for either platform and your proposed day(s) and time(s) to
talk. I'm usually on USA West Coast time (same as Los Angeles). View my
public calendar if you want to figure out where I am and my
availability. If you would like to try talk online via voice or video
conference, I can use Skype and GoogleTalk or WebEx, as you like. I do not
"hang out" on Skype -- if you want to talk via either, please email me to
set up a time.
I am on What'sApp -
if you have that app too, and I am on your contact list, you can text me.
You can contact me via Yahoo instant messenger when I'm online; my Yahoo
i.d. is jcravens42 (this is cross platform with Windows Live/MS
Messenger, AIM, and the IM programs in FaceBook and MySpace).
Or, if you would like to talk via phone, please email or IM me for my
phone number and to set up a time to talk.
Contact me via email or IM if you need a postal address for me (please
say why you need such).
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