Tutor/Mentor Connection

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Effective story telling - volunteers needed

I just read this article on the Stanford Social Innovation review and I'm guilty of leading with problem statements and scaring off people who might want to help.

However, teaching old dogs new tricks is something that's hard to do, as is breaking long-term habits. 

Thus, my solution is to recruit volunteers who might help shape the messages in ways that don't…


Added by Daniel Bassill on September 15, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Building Philanthropic Capital to Fuel Good to Great

In my Tutor/Mentor Blog I use graphics like the one below to illustrate our goal of helping inner city youth grow up over a period of 10 to 20 years. We all start at birth and it takes 20 years to get through the first formal stages of education and into the college, vocational or job stage of our lives. Yet, if you live in high poverty areas, you face more challenges.


Thus, tutor/mentor programs, if they…


Added by Daniel Bassill on March 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

T/MC Introduction

Hello :)

Yesterday and today, I made a T/MC introduction presentation file.

Here is my first draft of T/MC intro.…


Added by Mina Song on May 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Unleashing your personal power


This is a graphic that I include in many articles I write, illustrating the role individuals can take in reaching out to people they know to draw them to information we share on our web sites and to tutor/mentor program locations where they can be volunteers,  leaders, donors, etc.  I am speaking to a group of students from Governors State University tonight…


Added by Daniel Bassill on April 4, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Advice to Future Interns at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection

After interning at Cabrini Connections for a little over 14 weeks I have learned several things. I would like to share my knowledge with you so that you can start off with knowledge that I wish I had begun with.

So, how do you make the most of your internship? Well with the help of some online sites and my own experience in interning at Cabrini Connections I have come up with 9 points you should…


Added by Jordan Merlo on April 26, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Making Progress Toward Goals - Planning Cycle

Out of more than 200 members in this Ning group, a small percent are staff, volunteers and interns working directly with Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Our purpose, as shown by this strategy map, is to help comprehensive, volunteer based tutor/mentor programs grow in high poverty areas of the…


Added by Daniel Bassill on March 4, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Blog Strategy for Tutor/Mentor Connection bloggers

On this Ning site many are writing blog articles focusing on goals of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. On the Cabrini Blog, you can see how our staff are writing blog articles every week. Be sure to look at the links on that site, because each is another blog written by one of our staff, or volunteers, or interns. On my own Tutor/Mentor blog, I link to the… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on April 10, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

It takes a Village ... who are we trying to reach?

I created a new concept map today, showing the many different groupings of people/organizations with an interest in helping kids born in poverty move through school and into jobs and careers over a 25 year period of support. You can view the chart here

In the chart I included links to information sections on the T/MC web site, where you could find links to… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on March 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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