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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Make sure your students fill out the FAFSA -- RIGHT NOW!!!



Your students need to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible.

Last year, the state of Illinois' MAP grant ran out on February 28. Based on the infograph below we published last year, the 2015 deadline could be February 25 or earlier!






In the "old days" of the FAFSA, we were told to fill out the FAFSA after taxes were done. This was so because recalculating financial aid was done by hand, and so by giving estimated information created a lot of lot of work and time delay.

With the wonders of the internet and computer automation,  this process is much easier.

If you need help in this process, please contact Do-Gooder Consulting at 872-222-8008 or college@do-gooder.us


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Janaury and other 2015 plans for JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting

First of all, we wish you a Merry Christmas!


And we hope to wish you happy new year personally in one of the many events happening in January. And see below for several OTHER opportunities to meet in 2015.

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 tentative scheduled for Thursday, January 8 at 9am. 
Time: 9am-11am

Location: To Be Announced (probably Park Community Church)

(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  

We used to meet at Flecks Coffee for their First Friday networking event. Unfortunately, they have closed, so we will need to find a new location (and possibly alternative date, due ot New Year's)

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..

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.

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.

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   

JP will be involved in the planning of Oakdale Covenant Church's men's retreat, April 15-17.

Reload Chicago 2015 (an Urban Youth Workers Conference) on Saturday, March 28,  2015 at North Park University.


 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 43rd conference will be Friday, May 8, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, and the 44th in November. Look for updates here on their website. Registration will be open soon.for now, they are accepting proposals for workshops!



We hope to more fully participate in events such as 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, 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