Issue No. 114
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|* Holiday Wish - Adopt a
* Tutor/Mentor Conference photos and map
* Network Building and Program Support in 2013
* Form a Learning Community
* President's Message - Support Intermediaries, Too.
|Holiday Wish - Adopt A Volunteer-Based Tutor/Mentor Program|
Adopt a Program for Life. Read this article titled Why Everything You Know About Charitable Giving Is Wrong http://tinyurl.com/Pallotta12-2012
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Attributed to Albert Einstein. Can we change how non-profit tutor/mentor programs are supported? http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2011/11/if-we-keep-doing-same-thing-same-way.html
Map your Holiday Giving - Use Tutor/Mentor Program Locator Map to show the neighborhood and the tutor/mentor program you are supporting with a holiday donation. Share this with friends, family and co-workers to encourage more support into the same neighborhoods. http://tinyurl.com/TMI-MapHolidayGiving
This is a list of youth serving organizations in the Chicago region, organized by sections of the city and suburbs - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-ChiProgramLinks
|Networking and Learning - November Tutor/Mentor Conference|
Image created by Tutor/Mentor Tutor/Mentor Connection
More than 60 organizations were represented at the Nov. 19, 2012 Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago. See photos on the home page at http://www.tutormentorconference.org
|Network-Building and Program Support in 2013|
Year-Round Collaboration, Capacity-Building Strategy. This graphic illustrates a goal of hosting quarterly events that draw programs and supporters together and increase visibility and the flow of needed resources to tutor/mentor programs in every part of the Chicago region. Read about these Collaboration Goals at http://tinyurl.com/TMC-Collaboration-Scribd-com
This image is from an animation created by a youth intern working with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago. It illustrates the need to understand the infrastructure each program needs to support long-term matches of youth and volunteers. See the animation and a discussion of these elements. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/12/cnn-article-questions-quins-anti.html
This is another visualization done by an intern. It shows the four part strategy that Tutor/Mentor Connection has developed since 1993. This involved collecting and sharing information about where and why tutor/mentor programs are needed, increasing public awareness and the number of people who understand the information, and increasing the number of people who become volunteers, donors and/or partners of tutor/mentor programs in different places. Learn more about this at http://tinyurl.com/TMI-4-part-strategy
|Form a Learning Community at Your Business, Faith Group, Organization|
This is a massive amount of information and cannot be learned in a short time. Thus, it needs to be learned over a long-period just as earning a college degree is the result of many years of study and reflection.
Facilitators are needed to help others find and use this information, just as teacher, study guides and coaches help others learn.
Read some of the blog articles on this topic and look for ways to form a Tutor/Mentor Learning Network in your own community or organization. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/learning
|Support the Intermediary Organizations in Addition to the Direct Service Providers|
by Daniel F. Bassill
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Since launching the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993, I've built an extensive library with research articles and blogs where writers show the cost of poverty, the skills gaps, the drop out crisis, etc. Instead of creating this research myself my goal has been to re-circulate articles written by people with far more skills and research talent than myself. Motivating more people to read these articles and become personally involved in providing resources to support solutions has been my goal. You can find this library at http://tinyurl.com/TMC-Library
I've created dozens of illustrated essays to share my
Recently I added a page on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site about network building and social capital. I think that until more of us are spending time every day trying to increase the number of people who are connected to each other and looking at this information, we won't have the numbers we need to change how social benefit organizations are supported. You can find this page at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/sna
If you value this resource
and want to help it continue in 2013 please consider adding your own
financial support and talent.
I'd like to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join one of the forums I've pointed to.
Best wishes to everyone as you celebrate
the holidays and start the new year!
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sponsor, partner and/or benefactor -
Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
and Tutor/Mentor Connection
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