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Nan Hawthorne

Bothell, Washington, United States


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Yahoo: write4blind

Nan Hawthorne is best known for her pioneering effort in developing the use of the Internet to advance the profession of Volunteer Resources Management. As founder of the award-winning online discussion group and web site, CyberVPM, she helped link hundreds of professionals around the world for mutual assistance and idea sharing. A trainer and speaker on the same topic, she was the original editor-in-chief of CharityChannel’s Volunteer Management Review™, which has over 5,000 subscribers. Hawthorne was also the editor for the International Association for Volunteer Administration web site’s Professional Network Resources and is the editor and listmaster for the Point of Lights Foundation’s online resources for government-based volunteer programs. In addition, Hawthorne is the founder of International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day, which will gold its fourth annual observances on December 5th. She is the author of several training kits available through MBA Publishing and Volunteer Today, and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Hawthorne currently concentrates on writing, including her main project, eSight Careers Network, a site focused on improving career opportunities for blind and partially sighted people like herself, for which she is a major content developer.

Hawthorne lives in Bothell, a small city near Seattle, Washington, with her husband of 20 years, James Tedford, and their four cats.

Interests: Careers, human resources, disabilities, volunteerism and community service, crafts

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Virtual Portfolio
  • eSight Careers Network articles
  • Building Better Relationships with Volunteers
  • Volunteer Management Review
  • Managing Volunteers in Record Time
  • Recognizing Volunteers Right from the Start