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Melissa Byers

Melissa Byers

Melissa Byers is Chief Marketing Officer for National Fatherhood Initiative®. She lives in South Carolina.

Recent Posts

A New Way to Engage Dads Using Online Learning

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 12, 2017
Maybe online learning isn't something familiar to you, or maybe you're unsure how it could fit into your organization's programs... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Request for Applications > Start or Expand ​Your 24/7 Dad® Program

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 11, 2017
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to expand the... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Using Facebook Ads to Recruit Dads > The 7th Step

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 24, 2017
On Tuesday, I blogged about 7 Steps to Using Social Media to Enhance Program Delivery. If you missed that post, I highly... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

7 Steps to Using Social Media to Enhance Program Delivery

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 22, 2017
An important (if not the most important) aspect of running a successful fatherhood program is engaging participants. Whether it's... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

How Family Practitioners Can Help Dads with Child Support Issues

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 10, 2017
If you have fathers in your program who have a legal obligation to make child support payments, you are not alone. In fact, most... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Camp Grace Reunites Incarcerated Fathers with Their Children

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 7, 2017
We're all about connecting fathers with their children, heart to heart—and we know that it's doubly important for fathers who are... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Spotlight > Hoop for HOPES Fatherhood Program Event

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 3, 2017
Scheduling an event is a fun way to draw attention to your programs and services for dads and families. We've seen all sorts of... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Everything You Need to Know About 3 Popular Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jul 27, 2017
Have you thought about asking your boss or funder to start a fatherhood program but didn't know how to start the conversation? ... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Two Resources 'To the Rescue' > Have Meaningful Discussions with Dads and Moms

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jul 13, 2017
A Fatherhood Mentor working in a Pregnancy Center called us one day in a bit of a panic. "I have a few dads coming into the... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

NBC's Free Parent Toolkit for The Dads and Moms You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 29, 2017
Have you heard about NBC's Parent Toolkit? We're big fans, and want to tell you all about it so that you can share it with the... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources

FRPN Free Webinar > Achieving High Response Rates and Dealing with Missing Data in Fatherhood Evaluations

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 5, 2017
NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) advisory committee. FRPN has... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Measuring the Results of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 2, 2017
Planning how you will evaluate your fatherhood program is arguably just as important as all of the other steps we've discussed in... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

The Quest for Fatherhood Program Funding

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   May 25, 2017
If you read my last blog in this series, you have some great ideas for creating a logic model or a father engagement plan for... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Creating a Sustainable Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   May 18, 2017
Do you think of the word "sustainable" when you think "fatherhood program"? If not, please do. One of the most common things we... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

We Can Help You Solve the Mystery of Marketing Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   May 17, 2017
Marketing. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it. Maybe you just don't know how to do it. When it comes to promoting your... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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