August 2019
Upcoming Opportunities

Thursday, August 22nd, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
2nd Floor Conference Room at Hill House
8135 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

If you're looking for an opportunity to evaluate your organization's current messages and work with other organizations to get and give feedback to refine your communications, then you won't want to miss our August LENS meeting on Peer-Guided Message Mapping!

Join Kristan Allen, TMP Director of Marketing and Development, as she facilitates this interactive session designed to help you hone in on your target audiences and update your messaging to really resonate with those you're trying to reach.

During this workshop, you'll work with other organizations through a guided, step-by-step evaluation of target audiences and message review. We’ll require you to do a little bit of homework, but trust us, it'll be worth it!

Take a look below for the full agenda and register now to reserve your spot.  Space is limited!

Workshop Agenda

Section 1: Identifying Audiences
*Homework: We'll share a worksheet that will ask you to list the audiences you're currently targeting with your communications and audiences you’d like to reach that you haven’t yet. You'll need to send this back to us in advance of the workshop!

Section 2: Refining Key Messages
*Homework: We'll ask you to bring a maximum of 4 samples of marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, website copy, other materials currently in use) with you to the meeting to share in small-group breakout sessions. 

Section 3: Targeting Messages
We'll work together to take the key learnings from the above two sections and tailor them to create more targeted outreach.

Tuesday, September 17th, 9:30 a.m.
Hill House
1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 2nd-floor conference room
Is your program registered on the Mentoring Connector Database?  The Mentoring Connector is a free national database of mentoring programs. Potential volunteers can use the Mentoring Connector to search for mentoring programs in their area that align with their interests and skills. This provides a great opportunity for your program to have access to potential volunteers that are interested in working specifically with your program!
Join us for our September LENS meeting to learn how to enhance your recruitment efforts through the use of this tool.  Click here to register or for more information. 

If you have questions about registering your program for the Mentoring Connector or your current profile, please contact Ashley Wineland at awineland@mentoringpittsburgh.org.

Introduction to TMP Services and Elements of Effective Practice
Wednesday, August 21st, 2-4 p.m.
This informational session is intended to introduce mentoring programs to the technical assistance, training and networking services provided by The Mentoring Partnership. The foundation of our services is based on the six Elements of Effective Practice, a collection of research-informed practices for youth mentoring programs, and you will learn those elements as part of this session. Attending this training is also the first step in the Quality Coaching process. Click here to register.
Are you a youth league, middle school or high school coach? If so, we have a great training that will help you make a deeper impact and build relationships with all of your student-athletes. Contact Sophia Duck at sduck@mentoringpittsburgh.org for details and more information on bringing this training to your team!

Mentoring 101 -- limited spaces available!
Saturday, August 10th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at One Hope Square
Have new mentors volunteering with your program at the start of the academic year? Make sure your mentor volunteers are informed of best practices and are equipped with the skills needed to begin a successful, high quality mentoring relationship by encouraging their participation in a Mentoring 101 Training. Click here to register.
Apply Now for the Chance to Have Your Organization Featured in Pittsburgh Foundation's 2019 Wish Book
The Wish Book is a soft-cover, printed book that is mailed to approximately 1,000 Pittsburgh Foundation donors every November. The book contains wishes of $3,000 or less from approximately 75 nonprofit organizations from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Wishes consist of a description of the organization's work and population served, as well as an itemized list of tangible needs.

Donors may use their donor-advised fund to make grant requests to fulfill these “wishes" on a rolling basis between November and March. In 2018, donors made 204 donations totaling $256,000 to 75 Wish Book organizations.

If you would like to learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply, please review the Wish Book FAQ and apply online. The deadline to submit your application is August 16, 2019.

Bank of America Driving Impact Webinar Series: Board Governance for Energy, Alignment and Impact
Thursday, August 15th, 2-3 p.m.
In this high-energy session designed for experienced nonprofit leaders but open to all, Dianne Chipps Bailey will explore best practices for charitable organizations to unlock the full potential of their boards of directors. The tools and tactics discussed will advance the ultimate goal of engaging your board to sustain energy, ensure alignment and ultimately maximize charitable impact.  Click here to register!


The countdown is on for the Magic of Mentoring on October 29th!  Have you purchased your tickets yet?  In addition to tickets, we're also collecting items for our amazing silent auction!  Do you have ideas for items or experiences that will make our auction even more magical?  Click here to download our donation form or contact Kristan at kallen@mentoringpittsburgh.org.  

Remake Learning Professional Learning Collaborative Happy Hour
Thursday, August 8, 4-7 p.m.
Federal Galley, 200 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Remake Learning’s Professional Learning Collaborative invites you to celebrate the summer over drinks and preview our plans for the upcoming school year!  The PLC connects professional learning providers, staff developers, and other professional development experts in the greater Pittsburgh region, allowing them to understand each other’s work, collaborate where appropriate, and develop projects that meet regional objectives too large for one organization to undertake alone.  Click here to RSVP!

Learn More About The Plan for a Healthier Allegheny
The Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA) is Allegheny County’s road map for improving health for all residents. Developed by a large community advisory coalition, this community health improvement plan aims to develop new opportunities and enhance existing programs to better serve the residents of Allegheny County.

Residents continue to face many challenges, including air quality, smoking, obesity, lead exposure, chronic disease and overdoses. PHA highlights important issues and brings together stakeholders across multiple sectors to address our top priorities. Click here to learn more and register to submit a proposal to help create a healthier Allegheny County!

Homeless Children's Education Fund Networking Happy Hour with Women's Center and Shelter
Wednesday, August 14th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Fire Side Public House, 6290 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Join HCEF and Women's Center and Shelter to learn more about the links between domestic violence and homelessness. This event is open to members of the Homeless Education Network and other colleagues interested in working together to end youth homelessness in Allegheny County. This will be an evening of food, drinks, and collaboration, featuring half-price appetizers and shared plates.  Click here to RSVP.

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA 
One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Avenue, Suite 205 Pittsburgh, PA 15219