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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Check some of our best work


We just wanted to do an end-of-the-year review of some of our best work over the years

Within a week the article on the FAFSA transitioning from a PIN system to a Username/Password system became our second most-read post.

It took a couple of years (past the 2013 expected date), but some new web domain extensions are now available, such as .church

Our article about "bootleg business cards" talks about the need to create some sort of business card, even if doesn't "look professional" -- the key is getting your information out there.

Have an idea of a topic we should focus on? Let us know! Contact us at blog@do-gooder.us or call us at 872-222-8008 for details on the free and paid services. We look forward to hearing from you. Find out more about us at www.do-gooder.us

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Do-Gooder President JP Paulus on LinkedIN

Did you know that Do-Gooder Consulting president JP Paulus is on LinkedIn?

Included on his profile are several endorsements, such as community outreach, nonprofits, social networking, fundraising and volunteer management.
JP is active on several LinkedIN groups as well. These include Youth Ministry Today, Strengthening Chicago's Youth, and College Counselors: Admissions and Financial Aid, where JP broke the news on the FAFSA changeover from PIN to a username/password system.



We'd also like to share a recommendation by Pastor Jonathan Brooks of Canaan Community Church in Chicago:
JP Paulus is a lover of God, community and people. He has worked with our congregation to bring missions groups to serve in our community as well as provided a Free FAFSA workshop for college students in our community. I highly recommend Do-Gooder Consulting for those who are looking for someone passionate about community transformation.

We hope that the profile gives you better insight on the qualities that JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting can bring to your organization.

Contact us at LinkedIn or more directly at LinkedIN-Web@do-gooder.us or call/text 872-222-8008.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Where to find JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting in December

December will be a very busy month for JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting, with several major events. Here's where you can find us in the next few weeks and beyond. Call or text us at 872-222-8008 or e-mail us at  blog@do-gooder.us if you have questions or would like to meet! (Also, see the bottom of this post regarding an opportunity to help your students with financial aid!




Urban Youth Network


The next meeting is this Thursday, Dec. 4 at 9am. 
Time: 9am-11am

Location: Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby, Chicago.

(Usually, the meeting is the first Thursday of the month, 9am-11am). Join fellow youth workers for fellowship & growth.  You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail blog@do-gooder.us for an update, or questions.  

Free breakfast (includes doughnuts, fruit, juice and coffee) is provided.

For more info, contact Nick River.  a at nick@gripyouth.com or see the Urban Youth Network Facebook page


Business First Friday @ Flecks Coffee 

We hope to meet you at Flecks Coffee for their First Friday networking event. See you at 343 E. 79th St., Chicago (South Side neighborhood of Chatham) on Friday, December 5 at 8am.

We have begun some great partnerships through these meetings. Many members of the Chatham Business Association (see below) plan on joining us. This even is hosted by Bruce Montgomery of technology TV,among many other things..

Flecks is near 79th (#79 bus route) and King Drive (#3 bus), and short walk from the 79th stop of the Red Line, as well as the 79th street exit of the Dan Ryan (I-94, south side of Chicago).




Chatham Business Association 

We'll see you at the next Chatham Business Association meeting on Tuesday, December 9 at the QBG Foundation Building, Meeting Room, 806 E. 78th St. Chicago, Il 60619 .The Monthly Membership Meeting held by Chatham Business Association, Small Business Development Inc. is held to inform current members and prospective members about issues and activities going on in Chatham and the City of Chicago.  You do not need to be a member to attend.  Breakfast is provided for a small fee. See their webpage for details on this event.






FAFSA Completion sessions


We're also scheduling FAFSA completion sessions for the first week of January, where we help families correctly fill out the FAFSA. The first that we have planned is one at Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes after the 10:30am service on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We will utilize Oakdale Christian Academy's computer lab to allow up to 20 families to fill out their FAFSA at a time. Check our blog for details and updates.


Illinois College Access Network


The last Illinois College Access Network Meeting of 2014 be will meet  on Thursday, February 5th, 2015. Location is to Be Announced.  (You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail blog@do-gooder.us for an update.) They will update the website at www.illinoiscan.org   


 We also want to say thanks to everyone we met at  the 42nd Tutor-Mentor Conference 


We appreciate Daniel Bassill of the Tutor Mentor Institute inviting us to the November 2014 Tutor-Mentor Conference to present on on "4 Steps 2 College".  The next conference will be Friday, May 8, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. Look for updates here on their website. Registration is will be open soon.for now, they are accepting proposals for workshops!



We hope to more fully participate in events such as Reload Chicago 2015 (an Urban Youth Workers Conference), the College Changes Everything Conference in July 2015,  The Illinois Colege Access Network Conference in August 2015, and the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Conference in September 2015. We will post details as they arrive.
web@do-gooder.us


We hope to see you at these and other events.  Don't forget to bring business cards, even if it is a "bootleg" business card (see our blog on it).  If you plan on coming to these events, please call/test us at 872-222-8008 or by e-mail at blog@do-gooder.us

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Do-Gooder Consulting and JP Paulus on the Internet


Did you know that Do-Gooder Consulting, and its president, JP Paulus, have been featured in several media outlets on the Internet?




Photo courtesy of Zack's TV




One of our most prominent pieces is by Chicago media producer Zack Isaacs via Zack's TV. We encourage you to read this excellent piece by him (and if we may, gush on the beautiful photo of his daughters). He also gave me a shout out on his ChicagoNow blog.

Daniel Bassill of the Tutor Mentor Institute has featured our work on their homepage as well as the Tutor Mentor blog.
 
 
We appreciate these opportunities would love to partner with you, if it is a relevant and mutually beneficial exchange!
 
 
You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook with the name @dogooderchicago, as well as our Facebook company page.
 
You can always follow this blog at Blog.do-gooder.us  or for more general informaton, at www.do-gooder.us as well.  Feel free to call us at 872-222-8008

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tips for going to a conference

Whether you are going to the Tutor Mentor conference in Chicago, or really any other gathering of professionals or other like-minded people, the following are some good tips to remember:

  • Pens & scratch paper - in case you have to write a note. Yes, you COULD put it on your smartphone. But will you be smart enough to remember to review it? One other alternative is to have your sound recorder or video camera readily available.  That might be another viable way for you to take verbal notes. But remember to review these notes either that night or a scheduled time the next day. 
  • Business Cards --- see our Bootleg Business Card blog entry for details. Your card doesn't have to be fancy (or even a card), just legible.
  • List of seminars - you can always change it on the spot, or just take the workshop time to have meaningful conversations 
  • Set up meet-ups BEFORE going --If you know someone who is going to your conference, set up a time to meet them ahead of time...whether at mealtime, or sitting next to each other a workshop, take advantage of this fellowship time. The Tutor Mentor conference, for example, publishes the attendee list ahead of time.
  • Times where you are willing to SKIP.  The seminar, workshop or general speaker might be good, but there are times when one-on-one times are far more productive and memorable, or a personal prayer session. A seasoned professional will understand this, and be OK with it. See our other blog entry for details. However, take a serious consideration before you "blow off" a session.
  • Money - Many conferences have opportunities to buy great material. Make sure you have enough cash, in case a credit card machine is not available
  • Pack 2 days before the conference -- reduce stress on yourself by making sure you have everything you need ahead of time
  • Schedule contact time AFTER the conference -- OK, so you've made several new friends. Now make sure you take a morning or afternoon and send everyone a short note/e-mail or phone call. Plant the seeds & water these new relationships

We have some more tips (which aren't relevant here, but at the Reload Conference, among others. Look for those in an upcoming blog)

Have a great time, and we hope to see you there. if you haven't registered, or need info, go to November 2014 Tutor Mentor conference registration page for more details

At the conference, feel free to text us at 872-222-8008 to meet up, or e-mail us at blog@do-gooder.us  . See you at the Tutor Mentor Conference!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Where to find JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting in November 2014 and beyond

November will be a very busy month for JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting, with several major events. Here's where you can find us in the next few weeks and beyond. Call or text us at 872-222-8008 or e-mail us at  blog@do-gooder.us if you have questions or would like to meet! (Also, see the bottom of this post regarding an opportunity to help your students with financial aid!

 

42nd Tutor-Mentor Conference 


We are planning to have a workshop at the November 2014 Tutor-Mentor Conference. JP Paulus will be presenting on "4 Steps 2 College". Whether or not you join JP for his session, please consider being a part of the conference. (We will post details for those interested in presenting). The next conference will be Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. Look for updates here on their website. Registration is NOW open, and there are several workshops to choose from!



Illinois College Access Network


The last Illinois College Access Network Meeting of 2014 be will meet  on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 and
will meet at the DePaul University Center at 1 E. Jackson - in the 11th floor Club Room.


8am-8:40am:     Light breakfast and conversation

8:45-10am:        "Measuring What Matters: Building Effective College Pipelines"

Alix Coupet - Chief College Officer, University of Chicago Charter Schools.
Kenneth Hutchinson - Director of College Counseling, Urban Prep Academies.

Will discuss a recent research brief on practices/metrics proven to be successful in promoting college-going cultures at the secondary level and predicting success in the college experience.  Among the common themes were: persistence and grit, school culture, college fit, mentoring, tracking and supporting.

10-10:30:  Announcements and Networking

If you have not already done so, please RSVP and direct any questions to.  illinoiscollegeaccessnetwork@gmail.com.  

REMINDER:  No charge for Network members; $35 (check or cash) for others. Membership materials and applications available on request.


(You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail blog@do-gooder.us for an update.) They hope to update the website at www.illinoiscan.org   







Urban Youth Network

Saturday, November 8 , 2014 @9am. (Usually, the meeting is the first Thursday of the month, 9am-11am). Join fellow youth workers for fellowship & growth.  The next meeting location is To Be Determined, but probably at Carter Tepmple CME Church at 100 E. 79th Street, Wabash & 79th, in Chicago IL).

The next meeting is this Thursday, Nov. 6 at 9am. 
T
ime: 9am-11am

Location: Wells High School, 936 N. Ashland, Room 425 / Street Parking Available (but get there early to find it!)
*Please check in at the front desk, and head upstairs to the 4th floor. Take a left at the top of the stairs. Room 425 is on the left.  

You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail blog@do-gooder.us for an update, or questions. 

Free breakfast (includes doughnuts, fruit, juice and coffee) is provided.

For more info, contact Nick River.  a at nick@gripyouth.com or see the Urban Youth Network Facebook page. TheNovember meeting is planned for November.


Business First Friday @ Flecks Coffee 

We actually will miss this month's meeting, due to the Tutor Mentor Conference. But if you can't go, we encourage you to meet at Flecks Coffee for their First Friday networking event. See you at 343 E. 79th St., Chicago (South Side neighborhood of Chatham) on Friday, November 7 at 8am.

We have begun some great partnerships through these meetings. Many members of the Chatham Business Association (see below) plan on joining us.

Flecks is near 79th (#79 bus route) and King Drive (#3 bus), and short walk from the 79th stop of the Red Line, as well as the 79th street exit of the Dan Ryan (I-94, south side of Chicago).





Chatham Business Association 

We'll see you at the next Chatham Business Association meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at the QBG Foundation Building, Meeting Room, 806 E. 78th St. Chicago, Il 60619 .The Monthly Membership Meeting held by Chatham Business Association, Small Business Development Inc. is held to inform current members and prospective members about issues and activities going on in Chatham and the City of Chicago.  You do not need to be a member to attend.  Breakfast is provided for a small fee. See their webpage for details on this event.






FAFSA Completion sessions


We're also scheduling FAFSA completion sessions for the first week of January, where we help families correctly fill out the FAFSA. The first that we have planned is one at Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes after the 10:30am service on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We will utilize Oakdale Christian Academy's computer lab to allow up to 20 families to fill out their FAFSA at a time. Check our blog for details and updates.



 






We hope to more fully participate in events such as Reload Chicago 2015 (an Urban Youth Workers Conference), the College Changes Everything Conference in July 2015,  The Illinois Colege Access Network Conference in August 2015, and the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Conference in September 2015. We will post details as they arrive.
web@do-gooder.us


We hope to see you at these and other events.  Don't forget to bring business cards, even if it is a "bootleg" business card (see our blog on it).  If you plan on coming to these events, please call/test us at 872-222-8008 or by e-mail at blog@do-gooder.us

We hope to see you soon!