Friday, November 13, 2009

Six degrees of separation

With six days to go, I would like to play six degrees of separation (the theory that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth). I'm going to get from myself to President Barack Obama, but it's only going to take two steps!

I work with Dan Bassill, President of Tutor/Mentor Connection, and he met Obama at the May 1999 Tutor/Mentor Leadership & Networking Conference. As Senator of Illinois at the time, Obama attended the conference and presented the Thomas A. Demetrio Lend-A-Hand Award to Horizons for Youth. So think about it... at next week's conference you could meet a future president!

OK, that may be a stretch, but it does highlight the fact that this is a conference for leadership and networking. You will meet leaders in the nonprofit world who may better your organization now and lead to further support and opportunities in the future. For more details on the conference and to register, visit or call 312-492-9614. Thank you.

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