222 episodes

You Can Mentor is a network that equips and encourages mentors and mentoring leaders through resources and relationships to love God, love others, and make disciples in their own community.

We want to hear from you! Send any mentoring questions to hello@youcanmentor.com, and we'll answer them on our podcast. We want to help you become the best possible mentor you can be. Also, if you are a mentoring organization, church, or non-profit, connect with us to join our mentoring network or to be spotlighted on our show.

Please find out more at www.youcanmentor.com or find us on social media. You will find more resources on our website to help equip and encourage mentors. We have downloadable resources, cohort opportunities, and an opportunity to build relationships with other Christian mentoring leaders.

You Can Mentor: A Christian Mentoring Podcast You Can Mentor: Faith-Based Mentoring for Churches, Non-Profits, Youth Ministers, and Teachers

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 87 Ratings

You Can Mentor is a network that equips and encourages mentors and mentoring leaders through resources and relationships to love God, love others, and make disciples in their own community.

We want to hear from you! Send any mentoring questions to hello@youcanmentor.com, and we'll answer them on our podcast. We want to help you become the best possible mentor you can be. Also, if you are a mentoring organization, church, or non-profit, connect with us to join our mentoring network or to be spotlighted on our show.

Please find out more at www.youcanmentor.com or find us on social media. You will find more resources on our website to help equip and encourage mentors. We have downloadable resources, cohort opportunities, and an opportunity to build relationships with other Christian mentoring leaders.

    222. Creating a Logic Model: Help Fundraise, Gain Clarity, & Build Team Unity with Kayce Strader of Save Nine Consulting

    222. Creating a Logic Model: Help Fundraise, Gain Clarity, & Build Team Unity with Kayce Strader of Save Nine Consulting

    Logic Model
     
    A logic model is a tool used by nonprofits to illustrate their impact. It is a one-page explanation of the connections between what you plan to put into a program and what you expect to deliver. It can serve as a powerful tool for focusing and articulating vision. It also serves as a built-in monitoring system to check in on programs, compare to goals, and make adjustments when needed. Finally, it can also increase donors and funders’ trust in the organization that is willing and able to strategically plan programs, measure their effectiveness, and prove the value of each investment.
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    The logic model does three main things:
    -    It connects the dots for donors and funders between what you say you need and what you promise to produce.
    -    It builds credibility for your organization because you clearly show the logic behind your decisions – why you decided to do what you do and how you can prove it worked.
    -    It unites the focus of staff around the key deliverables in a program.
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    They are usually constructed around just one program, with many nonprofits building a logic model for each major program they have. You can make a logic model for an existing or planned program.
     
    The Five Categories:
     
    Inputs:
     
    Nickname: The Recipe
    Question: What Do We Need?
     
    This category captures all you plan to put into the particular program. It includes materials, supplies, staff time, building usage, curriculum, in-kind donations, etc… anything it takes to make the program run. Think of it as “the recipe”.
     
    Activity:
     
    Nickname: The Action
    Question: What Will We Do With our Program?
     
    This is what you plan to do with all of the inputs to accomplishing your desired result. It is a straightforward listing of the activities you plan to do. This could include things like classroom instruction, live events, seminars, free lunches, etc. This is the action that you will do.
     
    Outputs:
     
    Nickname: The Results
     
    Question: What happened?
     
    This is what you expect to happen as a natural result of your activity. This is NOT a measure of effectiveness, but a measure of what happened. If the activity was to hand out fliers, your output would be number of fliers handed out. Many nonprofits focus on measuring and communicating outputs. If the activity was giving seminars around the world, an output could be number of miles flown by instructors. Outputs will almost always begin with “number of x.”
     
    Outcomes:
     
    Nickname: The Change
     
    Question: What Good Did it Do?
     
    This is perhaps the most important element of the logic model. Outputs are the measurements that capture what changed from how things were before you did your activity. Strong outcomes will show positive changes in areas that logically connect to your program’s intended impact. These measurements require prior planning, because you will need baselines to illustrate where the population was before your intervention and where they are now as a direct result of your action. Outcomes will almost always start with “percentage change in x.”
     
    Impact:
     
    Nickname: The Hope
     
    Question: What Are We Going to Change?
     
    The impact portion of a logic model is a simple, straightforward statement explaining what you hope to see for this population 8-10 years from now. 
    --Find an example on our website under the tab "downloadables".--Contact Kayce at http://savenineconsulting.com/ and find out more at www.youcanmentor.com--Please follow @youcanmentor on social media and give us a 5 star rating! If you are a part of a mentoring organization, we'd love to get to know you! Please reach out to us and we can spotlight your org on the pod or on our website. 

    • 50 min
    221. Identity Based vs. Skill Based Mentoring // Mentoring Minute

    221. Identity Based vs. Skill Based Mentoring // Mentoring Minute

    Identity-Based vs. Skill-Based Mentoring

    “Just like a good tool doesn’t make you a handy man. Knowing skills alone doesn’t fulfill your mentee’s potential” 

    Skill-based mentoring usually goes like this: 
    Think of things you think your mentee should knowShake a hand, tie a tie, resume, etc…Teach them these thingsHope they use them to reach their full-potential--
    Skill-based mentoring is good, but I believe it is secondary to Identity-based mentoring

    Skills are no good if you’re mentee believes:
    They lack intelligence or can't succeedThey will never amount to anythingThey lack confidence, hope or have no self-value--

    Let’s start with identity-based mentoring first.
    Help them see themselves how God sees them. Encourage, build up, & champion your menteeBe the most encouraging person in the world--
    When they believe this, they will have intrinsic motivation to learn the skills. They will be hungry to become all that they can be because they believe in themselves and have someone believing in them. 

    Now that they believe they have worth and are capable of success, introduce the skills. 

    First identity. Then skills.
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    • 8 min
    220. Connection over Content // Mentoring Minute

    220. Connection over Content // Mentoring Minute

    Connection over Content - Let's keep it simple:
    Pursue Kids: Are you going after them?Pursue Jesus: Are you staying filled up so you can pour out?-
    What does it mean to connect?
    Are you reaching out consistently?Are you interested in what they are interested in?Are you remembering important issues in their life?Are you showing up? Games, events, etc…Are you speaking life? When they leave your presence, how do you want them to feel?-
    “A kid doesn’t care what you know until they know that you care” 
    Mentors who invested into us - Often, we don't remember what they said, but we remember them showing up. We remember how they made me feel. Content is good. Teaching them things. Books. Pods. It is good... but it’s secondary. 
    Connection is primary. 
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    Contact us at zach@youcanmentor.com or at www.youcanmentor.com.

    • 8 min
    219. "We Don't Have a Resource Problem. We Have a Connection Problem." with Paul Hemminger of The Mentoring Partnership

    219. "We Don't Have a Resource Problem. We Have a Connection Problem." with Paul Hemminger of The Mentoring Partnership

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    • 34 min
    218. We Need Your Help!

    218. We Need Your Help!

    Please give us a 5 star rating wherever you consume podcasts, visit our website, and join our mentoring network. Also, please share our information with anyone who you’d think would benefit from it. 
     
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    • 5 min
    217. The Pain & Peace Cycle, Replacing Lies with Truth, and "Don't Say / Do Say" with Dr. Dee Dee Mayer

    217. The Pain & Peace Cycle, Replacing Lies with Truth, and "Don't Say / Do Say" with Dr. Dee Dee Mayer

    Dr Dee Dee Mayer is the RelateStrong Director for the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University . She also continues to serve families and couples as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through both in-person counseling and telehealth at Restoring Hope Therapy in Westlake Village, CA. She spent over 12 years at Oaks Christian School serving in various roles including Associate Head of School for Spiritual Life and Social Emotional Learning.
    She is a published author, radio personality, former television co-host and sought after public speaker.
    Dee Dee holds a masters degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Doctorate in Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. Dee Dee has been married to Albert for 27 years and together they have three adult children.
    Most importantly, she loves the Lord and leading families, couples, and all people to the abundant life for which we are all designed!
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    The Boone Center for the Family helps communities within churches, academic institutions and Christian organizations by providing programs and training to empower the communities' leaders. We are lucky enough to have our programs underwritten by generous donations and grants, allowing us to offer them at a cost making them accessible to the widest possible audience.
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    • 36 min

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87 Ratings

bryancj ,

I love these podcasts so much!

Thank you all for sharing such important topics especially on how to care for and minister to the fatherless. Keep up the great work.

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Really Great Resource for anyone interested in Mentoring

In a world where meaningful connections are often drowned out by the noise, the "You Can Mentor" podcast serves as a beacon of hope. It not only encourages us to harness our potential as mentors but also underscores the profound impact mentorship can have on shaping lives and fostering growth. The podcast is a testament to the fact that mentorship is not just a one-way street; it's a reciprocal, life-enriching exchange that benefits both mentor and mentee.

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Great Listen!

Practical and helpful advice for those looking to impact lives by mentoring. Definitely worth a listen!

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