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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

Boosting Dads' Participation: Keeping Dads Engaged in Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 7, 2023
Programs aimed at dads are pivotal in equipping fathers with essential child-rearing skills. They also provide an opportunity for... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, fatherhood facilitators, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

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

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

The Secret Sauce of Successful Fatherhood Groups

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 3, 2022
If someone asked you what’s the “secret sauce” of fatherhood groups, what would you tell them? Before you continue to read this... Read More

Topics: fatherhood programs, fatherhood program planning, facilitators, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Recruit & Retain Dads

How to Help Stepfamilies Continue the Blending Process

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 26, 2022
We should start referring to blended families as blending families. The tense of this word means everything because – in my... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood parenting, stepfather, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

How to Ensure Your Programs and Services Are Parentally-Balanced

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 15, 2022
I have a question for you. How parentally-balanced are your programs and services? Now that you’ve formulated your answer, let me... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

Why a Father-Friendly Culture is Vital to Effectively Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 14, 2022
Creating a father-friendly culture is the most important factor in a successful fatherhood program. Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

This One Tactic Could Boost Retention in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 5, 2021
What’s the best thing you can to do get dads to return consistently to fatherhood program sessions? New research suggests that... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

How to Ignite A Fire for Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 4, 2020
You may feel like the Lone Ranger when it comes to engaging dads in your organization’s programs and services, but remember –... Read More

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

How to Strike Recruitment & Retention Gold

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 1, 2020
Did you know that every time a dad joins and exits your program there is an opportunity to improve your recruitment and retention... Read More

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

6 Steps to a Successful Fatherhood Event

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 15, 2019
Fatherhood events are a great way to celebrate dads and broadcast the message that dads matter to your community. They can help... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

Announcing NFI’s NEW Recruitment and Retention Certificate™

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 12, 2019
Let's begin with two important questions: Does your organization struggle to recruit dads? Does your organization struggle to ... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

How NFI Uses Big Data to Help Dads and the Organizations that Serve Them

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 9, 2019
Big data. It’s all the rage these days. And not just for tech behemoths like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. It’s also being... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

5 Things You Never Knew About 247 Dad®

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Mar 14, 2019
Whether you’re a long-time user of the 24/7 Dad® program, or thinking of using it for the first time, there are some additional... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

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