Monday, December 05, 2011

Share your Talent!

This video was created in June 2011 by an intern from Illinois Institute of Technology. It shows what can be done to help non profits by students using their talent and technology skills.

Since June the Cabrini Connections and Tutor/Mentor Connection have split into two organizations. Cabrini Connections continues to operate under a non-profit tax status while the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to support the continued operation of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

The strategy I've been developing for 18 years is based on retail advertising principles learned while working with the Montgomery Ward corporation.

a) we have created a map/ directory showing more than 150 tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, with links to their web sites.

b) if we can create more videos like this, and news stories like these, we can attract volunteers and donors to the programs in the directory the same way retail stores attract shoppers each week.

To do this we need thousands of students working in groups like our Ning forum so that every day a video, animation, blog article or some similar form of communication is reaching out to evangelize the tutor/mentor message and draw volunteers, donors and youth to web directories where they shop for where and how to get involved.

As we build traffic through these efforts we hope to also attract sponsors who will help pay for this work and provide prizes and awards to encourage even greater participation of the talent needed to communicate these ideas.

Can you become one of the early-stage sponsors and investors in this idea?

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