Creating NPO and/or Social Enterprise Structure That Supports Many

Throughout this planning wiki, and on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web site, blogs and other sites, I use the "wheel" graphic, or hub/spoke image, to visualize the design of a mentor-rich youth program, where people from many backgrounds get involved in help kids move through school and into adult lives. It's also the design of the talent, networks, and skills needed to help individual programs grow, or to help intermediaries like Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, do their work of helping individual programs grow where they are most needed.


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Ever since creating the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993 I've been trying to create a strategy that supports the involvement of many different people and organizations. Each spoke represents a talent/network that I need to support the T/MC and T/MI, but that individual youth programs also need to do good work.

Since forming the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in mid 2011 I've not operated as a non-profit, which has made it impossible to get grants and extremely difficult to generate revenue. Thus, I've been looking for people who would help set up a new non profit structure, around T/MC goals and strategies.

Visit this page on the planning wiki to see ideas about building a national Tutor/Mentor Learning Network

The most important strategy is one that finds a way for many people to be involved, and for each of them to generate revenue/donations to support their involvement.

Interested in exploring this? Dig through the rest of this wiki and do some homework. Understand what I'm talking about, then let's start a conversation.