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How YOU Can Change the World

Network Building - An Essential Skill for All Leaders

Is this YOU?
Is this
YOU?

Presented by Daniel F. Bassill, President, CEO, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC & Tutor/Mentor Connection

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How Would You Respond?

How Would You Respond? This was front page of a major Chicago newspaper in October 1992…the

This was front page of a major Chicago newspaper in October 1992…the day after a 7-year old was killed walking to school in Cabrini Green.

What actions have leaders taken to prevent tragedies like this?

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A Tutor/Mentor Program is a Collective Effort where many people work to help young people
A Tutor/Mentor Program is a Collective Effort where many people
work to help young people grow up and lead lives out of poverty.
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection
•How do you recruit volunteers and youth to join a program?
•How do you keep them participating throughout a school year?
•How do you keep them coming back from year to year?
I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THESE QUESTIONS EVERY DAY FOR 37 YEARS
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If the goal is to help kids living in high poverty neighborhoods be starting jobs/careers

If the goal is to help kids living in high poverty neighborhoods be starting jobs/careers by their mid-twenties….

School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School
School-Time Programs
High
Career
Pre-K
K - 5th
5th - 6th
6th - 8th
School
Track
After 5 PM and Weekend Programs
3-5 PM Non-School Programs
Tangela joined CC in 1993, after being part of the MW/Cabrini Green Tutoring Program when
Tangela joined CC in 1993,
after being part of the
MW/Cabrini Green Tutoring
Program when in elementary
school.
--- 16 years later.
How do we help tutor/mentor programs connect
with youth when they are young, and stay
connected to those kids from when we first meet
them, to when they need our help as adults?….
first meet them, to when they need our help as adults?…. We are still connected, via

We are still connected, via the Internet, 16 years later.

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Change takes Time. Change Makers Need to Have Long-Term Commitment

takes Time. Change Makers Need to Have Long-Term Commitment We use graphics like this to illustrate

We use graphics like this to illustrate the long-term commitment it takes to help a youth go from first grade to first job.

it takes to help a youth go from first grade to first job. Between 1973 and

Between 1973 and 2011 we applied these ideas through volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs we led in Chicago.

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NETWORK BUILDER:

Tutor/Mentor Connection

NETWORK BUILDER: Tutor/Mentor Connection Those Who can help Those Who Need YOU help T/MC Tutor/Mentor Institute,

Those Who can

help
help
NETWORK BUILDER: Tutor/Mentor Connection Those Who can help Those Who Need YOU help T/MC Tutor/Mentor Institute,

Those Who Need

YOU

Connection Those Who can help Those Who Need YOU help T/MC Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC CONNECTING The
help T/MC Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC CONNECTING
help
T/MC
Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC
CONNECTING

The first challenge is to put yourself in the role of network- builder. If you don’t accept this, nothing more will happen.

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Every intentional action of a leader, volunteer or network- builder causes a chain reaction that
Every intentional
action of a leader,
volunteer or network-
builder causes a chain
reaction that moves
every other ball.
What you say can
reach people around
the world.

YOU NEED A PURPOSE FOR YOUR MESSAGE

The World’s Largest Ping Pong ball table.

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If we can provide consistent resources, and consistent staff we can build stronger programs. Between
If we can provide consistent resources, and consistent staff we can build stronger programs.
Between 1993 and June 2011, Cabrini Connections connected more than
580 inner city teens with a wide range of volunteers, celebrities and
learning activities. Many are still connected on Facebook and Linked-In.
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You Must have a Purpose.

area The shaded areas of this map of Chicago are the areas of most concentrated
area
The shaded
areas of this
map of
Chicago are
the areas of
most
concentrated
poverty.

To keep kids and volunteers connected, we need these resources every day at every tutor/mentor program in Chicago.

* volunteers

* public visibility

* operating dollars

* technology

* training/learning

* leadership

This map could be any major city in the world where youth live in high concentrations of poverty.

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where youth live in high concentrations of poverty. Chicago Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, Chicago, Il. Email
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We can’t get these resources by ourselves. We need the help of many leaders.

This city needs leaders in every sector who take this role, not one or two high profile people.

who take this role, not one or two high profile people. faith business media volunteers dollars
who take this role, not one or two high profile people. faith business media volunteers dollars
faith business media volunteers dollars college you Talent & technology Elected leader others
faith
business
media
volunteers
dollars
college
you
Talent &
technology
Elected
leader
others

Use personal and organizational leadership, web site and communications to connect members of your network to T/M programs in all parts of Chicago on a consistent, on-going basis, using Internet directories such as www.tutormentorconnection.org as resource for finding programs.

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Education Economy Point to… Cultural life YOU PICK Environment YOUR PURPOSE gnisuoH Civil Vitality htlaeH
Education
Economy
Point
to…
Cultural life
YOU PICK
Environment
YOUR
PURPOSE
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Transportation Civil Vitality ygolonhceT ytefaScilbuP Role of Leaders. Point daily to places where people can get

Role of Leaders.

Point daily to places where people can get informed, and involved, sharing same information with others from same community, and the world.

information with others from same community, and the world. • Maps/data – create understanding; understand needs

Maps/data create understanding; understand needs in entire region; zoom to block level

Knowledge library; share info. Everyone in region can draw from same body of knowledge, and add to it at same time

Places connect; get involved; donate. Push resources to all of the places where help is needed.

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Outline your thinking where others can read, act, follow or expand on your idea.
Outline your thinking where
others can read, act, follow
or expand on your idea.

Add ideas at http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers

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from now from now from now from now $$ $$ $$ $$ Immediate Impact Growth of

Immediate

Impact

from now from now from now $$ $$ $$ $$ Immediate Impact Growth of volunteers &

Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved

YOU NEED A STRATEGY THAT REACHES A LONG TERM GOAL

With every action have a purpose. Every message is intended to draw needed resources to one or more tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Teach others to communicate with a purpose.

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THINK ADVERTISING!

THINK ADVERTISING! REACH: more people hear your message FREQUENCY: your message is repeated often every day.

REACH: more people hear your message

FREQUENCY: your message is repeated often every day.

Without big budgets for advertising, you need to enlist your network.

Put your company logo here. Put this add in the local paper, or a trade magazine.

IDEA: get companies to carry your message with their own advertising

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REPEAT SAME CAMPAIGN EVENTS EACH YEAR

REPEAT SAME CAMPAIGN EVENTS EACH YEAR Jan. National Mentoring Month; Feb. Leadership Development May Conferences Started

Jan. National

Mentoring

Month; Feb.

Leadership

Development

Jan. National Mentoring Month; Feb. Leadership Development May Conferences Started 1994 What events can you add

May Conferences Started 1994

Feb. Leadership Development May Conferences Started 1994 What events can you add in these time frames?

What events can you add in these time frames?

Started 1994 What events can you add in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994
Started 1994 What events can you add in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994

November

Conferences –

Started 1994

in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994 Aug/Sept Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Started
in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994 Aug/Sept Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Started
in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994 Aug/Sept Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Started
in these time frames? November Conferences – Started 1994 Aug/Sept Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Started

Aug/Sept Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Started 1995

2010 Tutor/Mentor Jam Concert

tutormentorjam.org

Holiday Fund

Raising

Build an on-going, year-to-year leadership and communications strategy.

The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) works on a 12-month strategy similar to the year-round advertising campaigns of Sears, Wards, McDonalds and other retail organizations.

Each year the (T/MC) organizes events, and creates media, that helps programs recruit volunteers in Aug/Sept. and helps programs train those volunteers and convert them into leaders as each program moves through the School year. As each program ends the year it has more people helping it build capacity and quality for the following year.

See animated version of this concept at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/images/flash/eventyear.swf

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YOU can help inner city youth have brighter futures. Help build the leadership network supporting the Tutor/Mentor

Connection

Someone You Know

Tutor/

Mentor

Connection

YOU
YOU
Connection Someone You Know Tutor/ Mentor Connection YOU Skills to help T/MC Organization Or Group That

Skills to help T/MC

Know Tutor/ Mentor Connection YOU Skills to help T/MC Organization Or Group That Can help T/MC

Organization Or Group That Can help T/MC

Skills to help T/MC Organization Or Group That Can help T/MC Skills & Networks help t/m
Skills & Networks help t/m programs grow in entire region
Skills &
Networks help
t/m programs
grow in entire
region

Every one can be a leader. Will you?

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Is this YOU? Leaders Can Connect Their Networks to T/M Programs Pg 17
Is this
YOU?
Leaders Can Connect Their Networks to T/M Programs
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Our strategy is to enlist volunteers and leaders from every industry to mentor kids to careers.

Technology Communications Insurance Healthcare
Technology
Communications
Insurance
Healthcare
Arts, Culture. Religion Government Education
Arts, Culture.
Religion
Government
Education
Hospitality Recreation
Hospitality
Recreation
Natural Resources Agriculture
Natural Resources
Agriculture

Cabrini Connections and T/MC both seek business partners to help in PULLING youth To careers

Science, Math Engineering
Science,
Math
Engineering
Manufacturing Transportation
Manufacturing
Transportation
Finance, Personal & Business Services
Finance, Personal &
Business Services
Built environment Engineering
Built environment
Engineering

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Retailing Wholesaling
Retailing
Wholesaling
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Goal:

Define and Map a Supply Chain Model that meets infrastructure needs of non profits helping inner city kids move to jobs and careers

non profits helping inner city kids move to jobs and careers Serving every high poverty area

Serving every high poverty area in Chicago

And other cities and states.

Multiple

Industries

Locations

And causes

Supply

Chain

Model.

Corporate Teams

Consulting firm volunteers Working in Chicago and other cities, with tutor/mentor, and other social benefit sectors

cities, with tutor/mentor, and other social benefit sectors & Talents Multiple Define and Map a Supply

& Talentscities, with tutor/mentor, and other social benefit sectors Multiple Define and Map a Supply Chain Model

Multiple tutor/mentor, and other social benefit sectors & Talents Define and Map a Supply Chain Model that

and other social benefit sectors & Talents Multiple Define and Map a Supply Chain Model that

Define and Map a Supply Chain Model that meets infrastructure needs of non profits helping inner city kids move to jobs and careers

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THINK OF HOW YOU REACH YOUR NETWORK Twitter NEW! Face-to-Face Facebook 3/17/11 Linked In Telephone
THINK OF HOW YOU REACH YOUR NETWORK
Twitter
NEW!
Face-to-Face
Facebook
3/17/11
Linked In
Telephone
YOUR WEB
SITE
MySpace
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
http://tinyurl.com/TMC-articles
Email
????
Social Events

A WEB SITE IS A DESTINATION. IT’S WHERE YOU PUT YOUR IDEAS AND WHERE YOU HOST YOUR WORKSPACE.

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See Tutor/Mentor Institute support network at http://tinyurl.com/TMCSupportNet

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Result of strategic network building. If you tell the story to people you know, some will forward the story with their own endorsement, to people they know.

The first person in your network may have limited resources. However, the people in their
The first person in your network may
have limited resources. However,
the people in their network may be
potential supporters
Executive
(name)
Neighbor
Faith Leader
(name)
(name)
Benefactor
(name)
Donor
Volunteer
(name)
(name)
(name) Benefactor (name) Donor Volunteer (name) (name) Other Vol. (name) Super Hero (Exec, Benefactor, writer,
Other Vol. (name) Super Hero (Exec, Benefactor, writer, etc.)
Other Vol.
(name)
Super Hero
(Exec, Benefactor, writer, etc.)
Vol. (name) Super Hero (Exec, Benefactor, writer, etc.) What would CC, T/MC network look like after

What would CC, T/MC network look like after one, three, 10 years if we have many people reaching out to people they know on a consistent basis?

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Facilitating Involvement: using social media, and a variety of group facilitation tools we can help volunteers from many organizations learn from each other so every week they provide more effective service. We can also learn what works, what the challenges are, and ways that corporations, foundations, etc. can help all tutor/mentor programs provide more effective service.

all tutor/mentor programs provide more effective service. Volunteer connects w/ youth Facilitation by T/MC &

Volunteer

connects w/

youth

provide more effective service. Volunteer connects w/ youth Facilitation by T/MC & others a) As volunteer
provide more effective service. Volunteer connects w/ youth Facilitation by T/MC & others a) As volunteer
provide more effective service. Volunteer connects w/ youth Facilitation by T/MC & others a) As volunteer

Facilitation by T/MC & others

connects w/ youth Facilitation by T/MC & others a) As volunteer goes to do service at

a) As volunteer goes to do service at t/m program

b) As volunteer shares with others at work, home, faith group

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Volunteer

shares

experience

with friends

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A Network can grow from a few people to thousands over a period of years.

grow from a few people to thousands over a period of years. If the T/MC network

If the T/MC network has grown from 7 volunteers to several thousand, imagine how much broader the network could be if hundreds of individuals and organizations applied the ideas in this essay.

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PRACTICE THESE IDEAS

These graphics are concepts intended to encourage you to think, learn and innovate ways to apply these ideas in your own leadership.

At the following Tutor/Mentor Institute and Tutor/Mentor Connection web sites you can see how we put these ideas to practice every day in our effort to support our goals.

http://www.tutormentorexchange.net

http://www.tutormentorconnection.org

http://tutormentor.blogspot.com

http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com

Become a volunteer, intern, or research partner. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net

or research partner. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection

Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection

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