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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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Make Readiness for Life a Civil Right - K. Pittman
In this Huffington Post article, Karen Pittman, a long-time youth advocate, says "Readiness is not just a universal goal for America's youth. We must position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time. I'm committed to doing what it takes to fulfill that right." Read more.

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Making Learning Connected - MOOC
This is a MOOC that started in June 2013 and has continued each year through 2016. Focus is on connectivity and learning. Join in. Use #clmooc to connect on Twitter.

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Maximizing use of Twitter as an educator, mentor leader, organizer
The articles on this blog show ways tutor and/or mentor program leaders and supporters can use Twitter to educate more people on the values of mentoring, the challenges of building and sustaining great programs in more places, and the roles donors, business, political leaders, media need to take.

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Mentoring Kids to Careers - Debategraph Discussion Outline
Debategraph is a platform where you can outline discussions in threaded segments and create a visual map of the idea you are discussion. Visit this link and see how we've mapped a wide range of information related to the topic of "mentoring kids to careers". You can add to this and/or create your own thread and link it to this or others hosted on this platform.

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Mobile Phone Marketing Blog
Non profits can enlist youth and volunteers in mobile marketing campaigns and perhaps open new sources of revenue and support. However, there is much to learn. This site can help.

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More about cMOOCs. "Whenever you arrive is the perfect time."
This is a blog article written by Kevin Hodgson, a 6th grade teacher from Western Massachusetts, who is also one of the co-organizers of a Connected Learning MOOC that started in 2013 and has repeated through 2016. It captures the spirit of this type of MOOC.

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National Writing Project - Digital IS
From the web site: "If digital is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate today and into the future, what does that mean for the teaching of writing and connected learning? The NWP Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question and we invite you to participate."

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Network for Good Non-Profit Marketing Blog
Network for Good site has extensive resources for nonprofit organizations and donors. Includes daily articles on how to reach more people, engage more supporters and raise more money.

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Network Weaving - building Influence Networks - 2011 article
Social networking for a purpose is a strategy deployed by the Tutor/Mentor Connection since the mid 1990s to engage volunteers and resource providers and connect them with kids and tutor/mentor programs throughout Chicago and in other cities; This blog sheds light on the concept of social networks and social network analysis. While it was written in 2011, the ideas are still valuable.

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Network Weaving - essential skills - 2010 article
This 2010 article on network weaving is one that still has meaning to those trying to bring people together to solve complex problems.

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New York Collective of Radical Educators
From the web site: "The New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)is a group of public school educators committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations."

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NewSchools & New Tools: PD, Games & MOOCs
This is a blog I learned about during the 2013 ETMOOC. The web site intro says "The Getting Smart blog located at covers formal and informal topics in K-12, higher ed and lifelong learning. Authors cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring its readers some of the most fascinating and innovative strategies around education today."

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Next Generation of American Giving
This is one of nine distinctly different blogs on npENGAGE which focus on philanthropy and non profits. The 2013 article this link points to includes a list of other articles to read about philanthropy and donors.

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Nieman Storyboard - unique way of telling stories like that of Detroit
Nieman Storyboard is a publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. The 2013 story I point to is one of many that are nurtured by this project. Read more.

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Non Profit Blog Exchange
This blog has links to many informative blogs that non profit leaders can learn from and network with.

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Non Profit Communications blog
This blog and web site shares many ideas that non profit leaders can use in building support for their organizations and missions.

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Non Profit Marketing Blog
If you're involved in fund raising and marketing for a non profit organization this blog may be a useful resource for ideas that can help you improve your impact.

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Non Profits and Digital Strategy - Where Would Your Org Rank? 2017
This article shows results of a survey of UK non profits. The findings apply to the US as well.

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Non-Profit Assistance Fund Blog

This blog addresses some of the issues all non profits struggle with, as donors look at financial reports and overhead, and not mission and results. The blog roll on this site points to numerous other articles to read.

One of the first articles Tutor/Mentor Connection read from this blog was the July 2009 article titled "Donors and Overhead Expenses".

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Nonprofit communications for the third millennium - ImpactMax Blog
This blog provides information about communications, social media, etc. that any non profit might use. Articles are from 2008-2015.

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Personal Learning Networks: Learning in a Connected World
This blog provides many reasons for forming your own PLN (personal learning network) saying "Social learning and collaboration is a mindset, an attitude and not just a set of tools." Teaching this mindset to youth so it becomes a life-long habit could be part of the goal of tutor/mentor programs.

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PhilanTopic - from Philanthropy News Digest
The Philanthropy New Digest site and blog offers many resources and extensive information about philanthropy.

This link points to a 2011 article titled Don't Call Us. We'll Call You, which addresses one of major challenges of non profits seeking financial support: "The majority of America's foundations don't want you to send in a proposal." That's still a barrier NPOs face today.

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Project Based Learning - Exploring the Landscape of PBL and Instruction
As part of the Jan-March 2014 Deeper Learning MOOC ideas about student engagement in social, economic and environmental problem solving are being shared. This blog shows how students were engaged in an environmental learning effort.

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Public Narriative (was Community Media Workshop) Blogs
Chicago's Public Narrative (was Community Media Workshop) has always been a great resource for non profits who were looking for better ways to tell their story and get into the media.  Now their blog gives you daily learning opportunities where you can interact with experts without leaving your home or office.

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Reflections on MOOCs and Learning - from #ETMOOC
From the blog: "Content on this blog is meant to reflect the work Paul Signorelli and associates do and the innovations they help diffuse: helping to promote first-rate workplace learning and performance—training—efforts while also keeping up with technology and e-learning trends as well as with the sort of strategic planning issues which keep people at the center of the dizzying array of tools available to all of us." The author was a participation in the 2013 #ETMOOC and continues to network with other participants.

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