Archive for November, 2010

Tutor/Mentor Leadership & Networking Conference 2010

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 | Permalink

On Friday November 19th Cabrini Connections put on their Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Fall Conference at U.S. Cellular Field. The purpose of the conference was three fold:

It connects leaders and supporters of volunteer-based tutoring, mentoring and education-to-career programs with each other.

It builds visibility so that more volunteers and donors will choose to support tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region.

It helps the Tutor/Mentor Conference maintain its Chicago Area Programs List of area tutor/mentor programs.

let’s dabble was in attendance presenting on web video and how nonprofits can begin to produce their own web videos to improve their presence online. We would like to send out a thank you to Bradley Troast and Karina Walker for their amazing work in putting on this conference.

Special note to Mr. Troast: Thanks for validating our presentation, regular use of web video can truly be attained as proven by the video above. Well done sir.

ChicagoNonProfit hosts The NonProfit Resource Fair

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 | Permalink

On Tuesday November 9th, from 4pm to 7pm, ChicagoNonProfit hosted over 25 resources that are:

“nonprofit ‘friendly’ vendors that have experience working with non-profit organizations and can work with limited budgets.”

let’s dabble was in attendance, front and center! The event was fabulous with a variety of vendors showcasing what they did best. Whether it was web video, accounting, catering, branding, or event services, there were a variety of knowledgable people there to answer any and all questions.

Still interested in how it went? Wish you could see a video of the event? Well, you’re in luck, let’s dabble was there with camcorders in hand. Check out the minute long video above.

If you enjoyed the music in the video you can always support the artist and purchase That Was Just A Dream by Cut Copy.

NonProfit Resource Fair

Photo by: Adam Daniels

From Free Soccer Camps to College Prep

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 | Permalink

Sidi Genus

Our friends at IAMVolunTourism have recently been featured in The Washington Post. The story concerns Sidi Genus and her journey from free soccer camps on Treasure Beach in Jamaica to attending St. John’s College High School. Sidi has found herself where she is thanks to her own hard work and the hard work of Chris Rose and Maati Hetheru. Chris and Maati are involved with much more than their amazing work with combining travel with volunteer work at IAMVolunTourism. Chris also runs free soccer camps for youth in Jamaica where he met Sidi.

Through this connection, he came to recommend Sidi for a scholarship at St. John’s. However, the story did not end. The transition was far from complete upon arrival. It was only with practice with Coach Colin Lennon and help with her studies from Maati that she came to excel in her new surroundings.

Truly a story to inspire us all, but for let’s dabble it acts as a reminder of the amazing work being done by Chris and Maati all around Jamaica. Keep up the good work guys.