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Erik Vecere

Erik Vecere is Vice President of Program Support at National Fatherhood Initiative.

Recent Posts

Three Fatherhood Services That Provide Massive Gains

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 14, 2024
If patience comes easy for you, raise your hand. If not, don’t worry. I didn’t raise mine, either. While I can be impatient over... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, community leaders, fatherhood program planning, fatherhood leaders, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

How to Help Your City Become More Father-Friendly

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 2, 2024
Imagine if every sector of your city was fully invested in becoming father-friendly. Imagine how a city-wide fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

Harnessing the Power of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 5, 2024
How can you get more dads to attend your program and ensure they keep coming back? Most dads aren’t sitting around asking what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

8 Tips to Help Your Organization Employ More Men

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 31, 2023
What does your male-to-female staff ratio look like? If your human service organization is like most, men are vastly... Read More

Topics: fatherhood facilitators, father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks, Tips for Success, Recruit & Retain Dads, father inclusion

7 Ways to Harness the Power of Humor with Your Fatherhood Groups

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 19, 2023
I observed a facilitator deliver a session from National Fatherhood Initiative®'s (NFI’s) 24:7 Dad® program on Working With Mom... Read More

Topics: fatherhood facilitators, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, Tips for Success

How to Innovate for Maximum Impact of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 27, 2023
Innovation, innovation, innovation. The emphasis in for profit and nonprofit circles these days is inescapable. If you're not... Read More

Topics: father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, father inclusive

Four Ways You Can Help Dads Read to Their Children

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 16, 2023
My dad was an avid reader – sci-fi, thrillers, historical fiction, and publications that went deep into his interests and... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, child development, involved father, parenting itps, Children's Education, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Six Benefits of an Alumni Program for Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 4, 2023
An alumni program is a group of dads that has completed a fatherhood program, continues learning about fatherhood, and provides... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

5 Tips for Hiring Father-Friendly Staff

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 21, 2023
If you want to ensure your organization is more father-inclusive, then hiring father-friendly staff is paramount. What better... Read More

Topics: Father Friendly Checkup, fatherhood program planning, father engagement, father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

One-On-One Delivery of NFI Programs – So Simple, So Effective!

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 10, 2023
When most people think of National Fatherhood Initiative®’s (NFI’s) programs (e.g., 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Understanding... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Learn How A Crucial Partnership Will Open The Door to Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 22, 2022
Imagine my excitement when I received word that an organization called SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) wanted to partner with Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, child abuse, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, The 5 Protective Factors

See How These Leaders Embraced Father-Inclusiveness in Their Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 11, 2022
Participants in the San Bernardino Leadership Summit for Fatherhood (LSF). How does a community embrace the inclusion of... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

How to Use The Transtheoretical Model to Create A Dynamic Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 30, 2022
Think about a behavior change you would like to make that would improve your health. Now, how ready are you to jump in and make... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How to Use A Logic Model to Supercharge Your Fatherhood Outcomes

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 19, 2022
Can you articulate how your organization influences dads to improve their fathering skills? If not, then a logic model is what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, logic model, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How to Inject 24/7 Dad® into Your Organization’s DNA – A Spotlight On Every Parent Matters

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 14, 2022
Every so often, we like to shine a spotlight on a partner organization that uses National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s)... Read More

Topics: Infant Health, child well-being, fatherhood parenting, new dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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