0 to 600 Members in Under A Year, Randolph Portugal of EOFSAA.ORG

August 26, 2015

In this episode, John and I talk about the importance of establishing partnerships in creating value for those you serve. John outlines his plan on making partnerships work at his institution and why it is important to him. While on the topic, we are joined by a SURPRISE special guest Randolph Portugal, President of the Educational Opportunity Fund Statewide Alumni Association (www.eofsaa.org). He shares some of learning takeaways he gained through PanVisio's work with the organization as they went from 0 members to 600 in under a year! We finish with identifying some patterns we've picked up on the way in framing partnerships so those you reach out to understand the problem you are solving and why they should care.

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The Essential Checklist to Taking Your Organization to the Next Level

August 19, 2015

In this episode, John and I cover the first version of our PanVisio Checklist. We cover what we feel to be the most important categories that you and your organization should have in order to be considered ready for the next level.  Please listen and enjoy to this episode of the Q2 Podcast sponsored by PanVisio.

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John and Joed Speak With Colleague and Friend Reggie Walker About What We’ve Learned Since Sandra Bland

August 12, 2015

In this episode of the Q2 PodCast we discuss the Sandra Bland Tragedy and what has happened since then. We also discuss whether the solutions to societies current problems lie at the micro or macro levels.  Please enjoy this episode and make sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you get our latest episodes and don't forget to share with your friends!

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Poet, playwright, counselor and motivational speaker, Reggie Rashad Walker is a native of Trenton, NJ, who has been writing poetry since elementary school. He began to take his craft seriously in high school, under the tutelage of renown poet Doughtry "Doc" Long, who served as his Creative Writing Teacher. Since then Reggie has read at countless events, poetry slams, and open mic events. He has had the opportunity to have his poetry, essays and short stories published in every issue of On Fire, a literary journal published at Rider University, where Reggie attended for both undergraduate and graduate school.

 

He currently works as a counselor in the field of higher education where he assists students from academically and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in their quest to obtain a college degree. In addition to his work as a counselor, he has written and directed his first stage play entitled 1960-Black, which has been in production since the spring of 2010. Reggie has used his writing as tool to motivate others. 

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PanVisio Community Survey Finding Highlights

August 5, 2015

In this episode I share some of the findings from a survey we conducted months ago. We selected 9 of  the entries we thought would be important to share and discuss further in a Q & A style format. Suggestions, tips, and resources are shared for each question in hopes to help empower those who are probably going through the same thing.  Some of the things are:

  • How do we really know the work we do on a day to day basis is really making a difference in the grand scheme of things?
  • How does someone with high standards and integrity deal with co-workers who are okay with mediocrity?
  • How do we inspire and ignite this next generation for action and change? 
  • My family doesn't agree with the community work that I do and I often overcommit myself. 

All this and more. 

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