Tag: social media

Study shows the keys 10 keys to fundraising for nonprofits on Facebook

Study shows the keys 10 keys to fundraising for nonprofits on Facebook

Posted by Patricia Donovan-Buffalo Charitable fundraising used to depend primarily upon a charity’s size, efficiency, and longstanding reputation. Now, researchers find that sites like Kickstarter, Razoo, Facebook, and Twitter have created a more level playing field in the nonprofit world, one where successful use of technology can make up for limited organizational size. Technology and social […]

2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

2015 Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now seeking proposals for the 2015 mentoring conference: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The 8th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23 at the Student Union […]

Mentoring and Egocentrism: Do people overestimate their ability to provide emotional support over email?

Mentoring and Egocentrism: Do people overestimate their ability to provide emotional support over email?

Kruger, J., Epley, N., Parker, J., & Ng, Z. (2005). Egocentrism over e-mail: Can we communicate as well as we think?. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 89(6), 925-936. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.6.925 summarized by Evan Cutler, Assistant Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring  Introduction: Kruger, Epley, Parker, & Ng (2005) conducted five studies to explore how people communicate with a […]

Facebook adds lifelines to prevent teen suicide

Facebook adds lifelines to prevent teen suicide

Posted by Deborah Bach-UW on March 2, 2015. In addition to vacation photos and cat videos, people also share details about their personal lives and feelings on Facebook—including occasional posts about despair and even thoughts of suicide. As the world’s biggest social network, with more than 1.39 billion users, Facebook is uniquely able to provide online […]

Mentoring and social media: New research guides policy and practice

Mentoring and social media: New research guides policy and practice

summarized by Evan Cutler, Asst. Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Schwartz, S. E. O., Rhodes, J. E., Liang, B., Sánchez, B., Spencer, R., Kremer, S., & Kanchewa, S. (2014). Mentoring in the digital age: Social media use in adult-youth relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 47, 205-213.   Introduction Digital communication (e.g. texting, emailing, Facebook, etc.) […]

Six strategies to connect with teens through texts
By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Six strategies to connect with teens through texts

In a recent New Yorker article, writer Alice Gregory describes Crisis Text Line, a new service for youth who are in need of support.

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New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology
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New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

by Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow While some family members and educators fear the potential dangers that can come with teens navigating the digital world, one researcher has found that the proliferation of personal devices in the hands of teens might not be so bad. On Friday, Candice Odgers, director of the Center for Child and […]

Slow Ideas and the power of mentoring
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Slow Ideas and the power of mentoring

by Jean Rhodes In the recent New Yorker article “Slow Ideas,” science writer Atul Gawande laments the resistance amongst medical professional and others to the adoption of proven ideas. He describes how, despite evidence, physicians were slow to adopt Joseph Lister’s simple, proven methods of sterilization that could slow the spread of germs. Likewise, he described […]

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

   Host Site Project Description: The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring will serve as the Associate Editor of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Research Intern at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. In this capacity, the Ambassador will oversee all aspects of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring, including editing and posting editorial content, creating podcasts, facilitating […]

FORUM: Should mentors and mentees be “friends” on social media?

FORUM: Should mentors and mentees be “friends” on social media?

It goes without saying that social media has dramatically changed the way people interact and share their lives with others over the past decade. We now have the ability to broadcast information about ourselves to audiences at a scale that once would have seemed unimaginable. We also have the ability to carefully curate a “public” […]