In this discussion form section I've posted some links to articles about Collective Impact. This may be valuable information for any organization working to bring people together and support their actions over a period of years. There must be others writing about this. If you know of other articles, please submit links using the comments section.
Dare Mighty Things, based in New Hampshire, has launched an "In the Arena" community forum to draw together people woking with youth, with similar goals to the Tutor/Mentor Connection, based in Chicago. This article introduces Dan Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Connection to their community. I hope you'll join me there.
The Spring Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference will be held on May 19 and 20 at Victory Apostelic Church in Matteson, Il. Speakers and workshop presenters are now being recruited. If you'd like to present information about tutoring/mentoring, capacity building, marketing, fund raising, collaboration, evaluation, etc., please submit a proposal using the form on the conference web site which is http://www.tutormentorconference.org
The Chicago Tribune is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of philanthropy on Tuesday, March 15 at the Northwestern University Law School in Chicago. Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will be interviewing panelists from Groupon, SCE, The Joyce Foundation, Aspire and Metropolitan Family Services. Would you be able to share information about this event with your colleagues at Cabrini Connections? If you have an events calendar or place we can display posters or leave fliers, we would appreciate the exposure and would love to have members of the nonprofit community at the event. The attached image is a flier that contains all of this information.
How can volunteers, businesses, universities and philanthropists help tutor/mentor programs grow from good to great?