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Michael B. Romain
  • River Forest, IL
  • United States
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May 20, 2012
Joseph Kreul commented on Michael B. Romain's blog post Consistency in Funding: Toward a New Funding Model
"I know I'm a little late to replying to this forum thread, but at the time I first read it, I had little experience and very little understanding of this program as a whole.  It is diheartening when you send out e-mails that you crafted…"
Feb 22, 2011
Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel left a comment for Michael B. Romain
"Hi, We are developing an environmental education project for children and tennagers. We are looking for internacional partners, watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfW1ElpIT_k access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com thanks, Jay van…"
Jan 16, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Michael B. Romain's blog post Consistency in Funding: Toward a New Funding Model
"Hi Michael, I echo Bradley and Dan's sentiments about your thoughtful and insightful observations. Since I am also new to the non-profit industry, I can certainly relate to the learning-curve of figuring out how to approach getting funding,…"
Dec 22, 2010
Bradley Troast commented on Michael B. Romain's blog post Consistency in Funding: Toward a New Funding Model
"Michael, you've done an excellent job of succinctly describing your observations. I completely agree. I think nonprofits inherently think in a "if you build it, they will come" sense. They are passionate about their work and feel…"
Dec 8, 2010
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NU Tutor/Mentor Connection

In 2007 we launched a separate Ning site (see archive) to try to connect alumni, students, faculty at Northwestern University around Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy. The forum never gained much traction and was taken off line in 2014. If you're from Northwestern and want to support growth of youth tutor/mentor programs in Chicago or other cities, join in here.See More
Sep 7, 2010
Karina Walker and Michael B. Romain are now friends
Aug 30, 2010
Bradley Troast commented on Michael B. Romain's blog post Thinking Like Google
"Excellent post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I especially like this last bit about the "in-forming" process."
Aug 27, 2010
Karina Walker commented on Michael B. Romain's blog post Thinking Like Google
"Michael- Although I am sure we will meet in person in the coming weeks, I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and welcome you to T/MC. I recently graduated from Northwestern and have a yearlong fellowship at T/MC as Research and…"
Aug 27, 2010
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Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee

Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC hosted Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago every six months from May 1994 to May 2015. Conferences have not been held since due to lack of financial support, but we continue to attempt to engage people in on-line networking and idea sharing using social media and forums like this.  See More
Aug 25, 2010

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Hometown:
River Forest, IL
About Me:
I am a burgeoning nonprofit analyst and public policy maker with a passion for economic equity and environmental sustainability and everything in between (and even outside).
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
I hope to learn about ideas for generating a tutor-mentor tipping point, so that the concept of pairing economically disadvantaged children with positive tutors and mentors will grow to scale and become apart of our culture.

Michael B. Romain's Blog

The Measure of a Mayor

The New York Times: "When voters go the polls Tuesday to pick Chicago's first new mayor since the 1980s, they can reflect on a lively campaign that featured topics ranging from education and crime to whether one of the mayoral hopefuls had smoked crack.

 

"But one issue dwarfs all the others: like most local and state governments, City Hall is facing a gaping…

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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Consistency in Funding: Toward a New Funding Model

These past few weeks of soliciting donations for TM/C's Mapping Solutions event have been an education of sorts. At times, it's seemed that my attempts to spread the word, in person and through mail, add up to nothing more than exercises in preparation for future failures. These weeks have illustrated why perseverance is a necessary trait for anyone who wants to get into the nonprofit business.

But along with perserverance, this experience has also taught me a fundamental…

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Posted on November 17, 2010 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

The Discipline of Mentoring (Part I)

“There must always be room for judgment, but judgment aided—and even enhanced—by procedure.” Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right…

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Posted on October 29, 2010 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Senator Moynihan's Redux


Like other intellectuals whose legacies have been marginalized, even mired, when the conditions of the world proved not very amenable, or outright hostile, to their theories, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan spent some time in the valley of… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:38am on January 16, 2011, Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel said…

Hi,

We are developing an environmental education project for children and tennagers. We are looking for internacional partners, watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfW1ElpIT_k

access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com

thanks,

Jay van AmstelAmbiente em Movimento Institutehttp://pt.wiserearth.org/organization/view/c6f107f1ce89a1dd43dd44cc11529b7d/section/main#

At 9:11am on August 24, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…
Hi Michael. Thanks for joining the group. As you browse around and begin to tell the story of what the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Cabrini Connections are trying to accomplish, I hope you'll also connect with the others who are part of this group, and encourage them to take more active roles in sharing information, and working together to expand the resources we each need to operate.
 
 
 

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