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Dan Bassill, President and CEO, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

Dan Bassill, President and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 3, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from  The podcast will be archived on, and Stitcher.

Monday’s episode will provide an overview of  how the Tutor/Mentor Institute LLC is creating tutor/mentoring hubs to “transport” low income children from poverty to careers. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, and educators are encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is  (347) 884-8121.

In 1993 Dan Bassill and founders of a new Chicago tutor/mentor program (Cabrini Connections) decided to also create the Tutor/Mentor Connection. The T/MC’s goal was to "collect all that is known" about tutoring/mentoring and education-to-careers in a "library" of knowledge that anyone can draw from at any time to help kids from a poverty neighborhood get the adult support they need to move to careers. Since that time, Dan has developed an extensive database of maps, visualization tools, and a 4-pronged strategy, to arm thousands of youth development professionals along with business and philanthropic leaders, with information they can use to strengthen tutor and mentoring programs in Chicago and other cities. Today, Dan continues to support this strategy as CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

Keywords: BlogTalkRadio, Capacity Building, mentoring, Nonprofit "U", Nonprofit Management, Organizational Development, tutoring, Valerie F. Leonard, Youth Development

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