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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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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 www.GettingSmart.com 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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Resources to facilitate learning - Maker Ed
From the web site: "Maker Ed is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education."

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Robert Reich.org - Ideas for a more just society
From the web site: "Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Articles and ideas shared on this site focus on creating "a new political coalition of America’s poor and working middle class, bent not only on repairing the nation’s frayed safety nets but also on getting a fair share of the economies’ gains."

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Seek, Sense, Share - by Harold Jarche (2012)
This PDF is a discussion of PKM (Personal Knowledge Management). If you're a mentor, tutor, teacher, administrator, policy maker, etc. these ideas should be part of your library of thinking as you innovate ways to prepare youth and adults for the coming century of connected learning.

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SHIFT's eLearning Blog - resources for eLearning
This blog has a library of eLearning articles and strategies.

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SI Career Services Blog, University of Michigan
The School of Information at Michigan offers an opportunity for interns to work in community based organizations around the country. The Alternative Spring Break is just one example. The Tutor/Mentor Connection was one of the 2008 sites. This video shows animated project that was created in one week by a 2008 UMich intern.

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Silos - finding ways to connect across organizations
The author writes "We need to look past these artificial restrictions we impose upon ourselves. And to do that, we should look past only the organizational concoctions devised by the human species." Read this and similar articles on this blog.

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Social Foresight Network - ideas for connected effort, social innovation
This blog is an archive of a 2015 ULab MOOC "intended to be a starting-point and observatory of the “social wave” - as a transversal meta trend overarching, driving and connecting a lot of diverse phenomena – from social media to social methodology, social innovation and social business."
Editor note: I first connected with Willi Schroll, the site's host, in 2011 via Facebook, and have been building an idea sharing relationship ever since.

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Starting a Social Media Strategy - good advice
This 2009 blog article and many others since then, written by Marion Conway, offer good advice for non profits just starting a social network strategy, or for those who have been doing this for a few years.

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