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3 Things to Look for in a College to Get the Best Return on Investment

You are looking at colleges, but how do you know which one will give you the greatest return on investment (ROI)? Here are my three tips to look for in a school to assure you the greatest ROI! Tip #1: Choose a College Based on Your Career Ambitions Being set on a career could narrow your … Continue reading 3 Things to Look for in a College to Get the Best Return on Investment

4 Free Ways to Connect with “Digital Natives”

Digital natives grew up using technology. Whenever you present to digital natives or do outreach, I would encourage you to utilize technology to engage the audience. Here are four free ways I suggest using technology to connect with digital natives: Poll Everywhere – a website that allows you to survey your audience, collect email addresses, … Continue reading 4 Free Ways to Connect with “Digital Natives”

Education Public Policy: Access to Higher Education, National Education Standards, and Quality Preschool Programs

  OVERVIEW Education is the key to success in the 21st century. The United States needs to constantly provide opportunities to prepare people for better jobs and better benefits. All levels of government need to invest in education and training -- not doing so is not a smart move for the American economy. The country … Continue reading Education Public Policy: Access to Higher Education, National Education Standards, and Quality Preschool Programs

3 Ways to Get More ROI on Your Presentations

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Tell a Story Words, figures, and charts might educate people, but stories make people feel something. Stories inspire, motivate. They drive people to tears and make people laugh. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get More ROI on Your Presentations

Review of Cultural Competency Plan

MEMORANDUM To: Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek From: Michael Porter Date: September 14, 2016 Subject: Review of the 2006-2007 Cultural Competency Plan by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Division of Student Life In 2005, the University created a working group to research and come up with specific cultural competencies that all campus departments of the University should … Continue reading Review of Cultural Competency Plan

Grant Application Proposal: Hike the Hill in Heels

The following post is a sample grant proposal originally created for a graduate-level Non-Profit Management Class. This proposal was in response to a call for proposal from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). It was submitted on August 5, 2016, and authored by the following people: Olivia Crowe, Doree Hicks, Michael Porter, and Bethany … Continue reading Grant Application Proposal: Hike the Hill in Heels