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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Outcome Mapping - An Evaluation Approach supported by IDRC
From the web site: "The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. A Crown corporation, we support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. We provide the resources, advice, and training they need to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities — and makes a real difference in people’s lives." Search on the site for "outcome mapping" to find several projects that focus on this.

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Outcomes Indicators Project at the Urban Institute
From the web site: "The Outcome Indicators Project provides a framework for tracking nonprofit performance. It suggests candidate outcomes and outcome indicators to assist nonprofit organizations that seek to develop new outcome monitoring processes or improve their existing systems."

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PACT - Supports Poor and Marginalized Throughout the World
From the web site: "A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in more than 30 countries to improve the lives of those who are poor and marginalized. We strive for a world where all people exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future."

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Participatory Avenues - Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD)
This paragraph offers a sample of what you'll find on this web site: "P3DM is the method that facilitates the visualization of mainly tacit (spatial) knowledge, and increases through an intensive learning process the amount of knowledge we are fully aware of. This enhances our capacities to analyze, communicate and interact on specific issues, which got much clearer in our mind.
Cognitive maps (also known as mental maps) are internal representations of the world and its spatial properties stored in memory. They frequently represent portions of our tacit and explicit knowledge and are visualized with the use of sketch maps, transect diagrams, scale maps, drawings and physical or virtual 3-dimensional models.

Different from other visualizing tools (i.e. sketch mapping) characterized by variable levels of accuracy, 3-D modeling offers the opportunity to produce relatively precise geo-referenced and scaled qualitative and quantitative data, adding substantial value and communication power to indigenous technical knowledge (ITK)."

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PARTNER- Tools to Assess Partnerships/Collaboration
from the web site: "PARTNER is a social network analysis tool designed to measure and monitor collaboration among people/organizations. The tool is designed for use by collaboratives/coalitions to demonstrate how members are connected, how resources are leveraged and exchanged, the levels of trust, and to link outcomes to the process of collaboration."

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PIRE Evaluation resources
From the web site: "PIRE is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world."

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Planet School - mind mapping visualization
This mind map was used to describe the Planet School strategy.

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Planning Tool for Change: Action Mapping
This article by Bruce I. Matsui, The Claremont Graduate School, August 1997, explores Backward Mapping and Action Mapping concepts. It's one of the articles that have influence strategies of the Tutor/Mentor Connection since the mid 1990s.

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Poverty and Crime Mapping links in another section of this library
This links points to another set of GIS mapping links included in the Tutor/Mentor Connection library, with more examples of how maps can be used.

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Power of Combining Maps with Data
From the web site: "This ProximityOne blog covers topics related to decision-making information resources and solutions. It is focused on the development, integration and use of geographic-demographic-economic data to help stakeholders better understand where we are now; the what, when and where things will change in the future; and how change might impact us."

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Practical Exercises in Social Media Network Analysis
This link points to a blog with numerous ideas about visualization and network analysis.

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Prezi - Engage Your Audience. Blog article

This blog article describes a new web based collaboration and visualization tool called Prezi

Visit this page to see how interns use Prezi to share Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC ideas. http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/definition-of-issues/ideasanimation/intern-strategies

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Program Locator and Map Based Youth Info - Another section of this web library
A growing number of cities and government departments are building map-based directories that people can search to locate youth services in a community. This link points to some of the sites we've found. If you compare these to each other, and to the Tutor/Mentor Connection's Program Locator, try to learn from each so you can build a strategy that not only maps information, but draws volunteers and donors to the places on the maps so they can do more to help kids.

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Promising Practices in Building Social Movement Networks
This 2013 article in the Nonprofit Quarterly addresses the challenge and complexity of building and sustaining social movements.

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Public Narrative (was Community Media Workshop)
It is essential that tutor/mentor programs have effective and on-going communications programs. This not only includes getting the media involved, but includes getting local churches, businesses and civic networks involved, as well as learning to communicate effectively to your students, volunteers, parents, local schools and your donor base. The Public Narrative trainings are an excellent Chicago resource to help programs build these skills.

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RADIAN - non profit think tank for civic engagement
From the web site: "Radian is the only non-profit (501c3) architecture and urban design group in Colorado, bridging the gap between neighborhood-based projects and the development community by acting as a resource that serves all sectors, including private organizations, government/municipalities, community, and nonprofit groups. We focus on urban and rural development to enhance the health, sustainability, and quality of our communities."

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RapidSMS - an Open Source Communication Platform
From the web site: "RapidSMS is a free and open-source framework for dynamic data collection, logistics coordination and communication, leveraging basic short message service (SMS) mobile phone technology."

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REDESIGN NETWORK - DesignDialogues
From the website: "The Redesign Network works internationally across a wide community of great people. We create successful and enduring information resources for complex practices and work. Redesign advocates systemic design for practice and services, based on understanding the patterns and meaning of human activity. adapting innovative methods from interpretive and empirical traditions."

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Relationship Based Engagement - blog
David Wilcox wrote this article on a blog titled "Designing for Civil Society".  In introducing his ideas he wrote "think about the purpose of any participation or collaboration, the people involved, and only then about process".  Read more and apply this to your network building.

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ReliefWeb uses maps to point to areas of need
From the web site: "ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

We provide reliable and timely information, enabling humanitarian workers to make informed decisions and to plan effective response. We collect and deliver key information, including the latest reports, maps and infographics and videos from trusted sources."

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Resolve - Results Through Consensus
From the web site: "RESOLVE forges sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed."

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Rhode Island Data Hub
On this site "you have access to hundreds of unique indicators relating to child and adolescent well-being in Rhode Island. "
The site uses the WEAVE platform.

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Role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities for low-income children and youth
From the web site: "In June 2013, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Institute for Educational Leadership convened a group of stakeholders, researchers, and practitioners in Washington, DC. The group discussed the role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities for low-income children and youth in the United States. They examined topics including who participates in partnerships, what the purposes of partnerships are, and where resources for partnerships come from. The convening also discussed four next steps for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners: leadership, policy support, accountability, and implementation." The article is now archived on the ERIC website.

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Role of Regional and State Intermediaries supporting Collective Impact
Articles on the Living Cities blog, such as this one, provide ideas for ways collective efforts of many organizations within defined boundaries (cities, states, etc.) can be supported by intermediary roles.

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Root Cause Analysis - Tracing a Problem to its Origins
From the web site: "Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and often-used technique that helps people answer the question of why the problem occurred in the first place. It seeks to identify the origin of a problem using a specific set of steps, with associated tools, to find the primary cause of the problem, so that you can: a) Determine what happened; b) Determine why it happened; and c) Figure out what to do to reduce the likelihood that it will happen again." This is one of many articles on the MindTools web site.

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