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November 2019 - Issue 184

Supporting Youth & Volunteers is One Job.

Finding Donors is Another.

The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by youth organization leaders, resource providers, political leaders, universities, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

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Adopt a Tutor/Mentor Program

By now youth and volunteers are meeting weekly in organized volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs. Providing weekly coaching and support is an on-going role of staff and, in many programs, of senior volunteers.

However, now non profit program leaders are also focusing on finding money to pay bills and support program operations.

In the links below we point to sections of the Tutor/Mentor library that provide fund raising tips and that talk about roles your volunteers can take to help expand your donor rolls.

View this Role of Leaders article on Tutor/Mentor blog. Many need to take this role throughout the year.

Building a Learning Organization

While there are many resources available to youth, volunteers and donors, what are you doing to motivate them to spend time weekly looking at these? That's what happens in a "learning organization". If you can create that culture you dramatically expand the number of people helping your organization succeed.

Read homework help article on Tutor/Mentor blog and find links to web library.

Read blog articles on Tutor/Mentor blog about "learning organizations". There are many, written since 2005. Bookmark this link and use for discussion over coming year.
Raising Operating Funds. Everyone's Job.
Giving Tuesday will be December 3, 2019. Are you prepared?

Here's some resources for non profits and for donors.

Giving Tuesday web site search page.
Enter city, state, organization type, then click the search button. For Chicago you'll find a long list of organizations.

#ILGIVE web site -click here
The search feature on the #ILGIVE web site enables you to search for organizations by category or by name. For each organization there is a "profile page" that donors can use to send contributions. It's formatted the same for every program listed. This feature is not on the Global Giving site.

How might this be improved? Read article on Tutor/Mentor blog.
In the sections below are links that I point to often, and that I've added recently.
* Web resources to help you find Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs; use to find programs in other places, too. - click here

* Resources for fund raising - click here

* Philanthropy articles on Tutor/Mentor blog - click here

* Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Housing resource links - click here

* Blog article showing links to sections of Tutor/Mentor web library - click here

* Web Annotation - blog articles - click here

* 2020 Presidential Campaign - research issues and candidates - click here

* Civic Engagement - resource map (recommend other links). - click here

* Strategy visualizations -click here

* Mapping for Justice blog -click here

* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network - click here
* Giving Tuesday, December 3 -click here

* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site,click here;blog - click here

* MENTOR Illinois. - click here

* To & Through Project web site - click here

* Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center - click here

* National Mentoring Partnership - training events -click here

* City of Chicago, CPS, links -click here

* Chicago Public School Locator -click here

* Issue Lab, by Candid - Free research from social sector organizations -click here

* Resilient Chicago: A Plan for Inclusive Growth -click here

* ChiHackNight - civic technology meet-up; every Tuesday in Chicago - see agenda

* Chicago Organizations in Intermediary Roles - click here
Recent Tutor/Mentor blog articles:

* Movement Building. Afterschool Conference and more - click here

* Can You Help Tutor/Mentor Programs Grow? - click here

* Influencing Change. - click here

* Using Celebrity Power More Effectively - click here

* Tutor/Mentor articles on Tumblr - this is a collection of key concepts - click here

* Tutor/Mentor Exchange on Wordpress - click here

* Join me on Twitter - click here

The Resource Links library has been updated! Over the past 3 months, every link (more than 2000) was opened to make sure it works, or updated if needed. New links are added weekly.
Sample Articles in Tutor/Mentor Library

* American Poverty is moving from the cities to suburbs - click here

* Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies - click here

* Ideas for Project Based Learning - click here

*The Price of Real Change - Chronicle of Philanthropy article - click here

* What Does Youth Civic Engagement Have to do With Inequality? article

* Catalyzing Networks for Social Good. A Funder's Guide -click here

* Strategic Doing - a new way to collaborate - click here

* Nepris - skills based on-line tutor/mentor platform - click here
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About this newsletter.

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