Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference, Nov. 19 in Chicago

Collective effort needed to keep attention focused on Volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs while nation focuses on Storms, Elections, War.

One goal of the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference has been to build public attention for volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs leading into the year-end holiday philanthropy period. No single organization has the resources to build a public attention campaign that can compete with corporate and political advertising and natural disasters like "Sandy".

I've been bombarded by political ads for past few months. Today I'm listening to live reporting of Hurricane Sandy while I'm networking and sharing ideas to support volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs throughout the Chicago region. Over the past decade there have been all sorts of man-made and natural disasters that make if difficult for small non profits to draw attention and resources to support their efforts.

I've organized the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference every six months since May 1994 in order to a) bring programs together to learn from each others; and b) build greater public awareness that helps each program attract volunteers, operating dollars and other resources they need to stay in business.

The next conference will be held on November 19, 2012 at the Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Il. Please add your support to this public awareness effort by participating in the conference, or by connecting on Twitter, Facebook and/or Linked In.

See the conference agenda
: http://www.tutormentorconference.org/agenda.asp
All speakers are volunteers and we thank them. If you are a presenter, please check the time I have you scheduled for and make sure you have registered and your name shows on the attendee list.

See speaker and workshop presenter bios. Send me corrections if you'd like me to update the description I have for you: http://www.tutormentorconference.org/speakers.asp

Register and add your name to the attendee list so others can see you are participating. Go to http://www.tutormentorconference.org/RegistrationStep1/index.php

As you register, add yourself to this conference map: Click here. Adding yourself to the map enables others to find and connect directly with you and your organization. It also enables groups in the same zip code to connect and work together to build support for their organizations.

Come early. Plan for security check in. Plan for extra time with the security screening in the lobby of the Metcalfe Federal Building. Don't forget to bring a photo ID.

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