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Isolation Is Not an Option

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Connecting with colleagues in volunteer management is essential for the profession and for each of us as individuals. No one argues this point. But are we as a field effectively networking and collaborating with the tools available to us today?

Despite enormous technological progress in global communication, many volunteer resources managers express continuing feelings of isolation in their work. In a world where everyone automatically goes online for movie show times or restaurant reviews, why do so few of our colleagues think of Googling “volunteer management” to connect professionally? What can we – the wired editors and readers of this journal – do to change the situation? In this Points of View, Susan J. Ellis and Rob Jackson review the options.