Note: if you are looking for something to say about me before introducing me at a conference, I would prefer you say an answer to this question, in your own words:

"This is why we invited Jayne to speak at this conference."

Trust me, your answer will sound better than what I write myself.

Approximately 300 words

Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized researcher, consultant, university lecturer and trainer. Her work is focused on communications, volunteer involvement, community engagement, and effective project management. She is the co-author, with Susan Ellis, of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, the most comprehensive work to date on involving and supporting volunteers using Internet tools. She is a pioneer regarding the research, promotion and practice of virtual volunteering, including virtual teams, microvolunteering and crowdsourcing. She is also a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives, including United Nations programs, and has worked in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Egypt, and Poland, among other countries. She oversaw the transition of the UN's Online Volunteering Service from NetAid to the UN Volunteers program, and was a co-manager of the Secretary General's United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS), also at UNV. Jayne became active online in 1993, and she created one of the first web sites to help to build the capacity of nonprofits to use the Internet. For more than a decade she has tracked practices to prevent folklore, fake news and rumors from derailing humanitarian aid and development activities. She has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, and the BBC. Resources from her web site, coyotecommunications.com, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. Jayne received her BA in Journalism from Western Kentucky University and her Master's degree in Development Management from Open University in the U.K. A native of Kentucky, she lived in Germany for eight years and has visited more than 30 countries, many of them by motorcycle. She is based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.


Less than 150 words

Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized researcher, consultant, university lectuerer and trainer. Her work is focused on communications, volunteer involvement, community engagement, and management for nonprofits, NGOs, and government initiatives. She is the co-author, with Susan Ellis, of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, the most comprehensive work to date on involving and supporting volunteers using Internet tools. She is a pioneer regarding the research, promotion and practice of virtual volunteering, including virtual teams, microvolunteering and crowdsourcing, and she is a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives, including work for the United Nations. She has been interviewed for and quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, and the BBC. Resources from her web site, coyotecommunications.com, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. She is currently based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.

 

Less than 100 words

Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized researcher, university lecturer, consultant and trainer. She is a pioneer regarding the research and practice of virtual volunteering, and she is a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives, including the United Nations. She has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, and the BBC. Resources from her web site, coyotecommunications.com, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. She is currently based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.