Kofi Darku

Research and Information Coor.

Kofi Darku

Research and Information coordinator for 55,000 Degrees of Louisville, KY. Very focused on increasing degree completions and improving productivity of quality education in our system.

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How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: I think we should ask, if you know there are specific audiences (high school students, college...

Dan Moulthrop

We only have a few moments left, so I want to pose one final, somewhat general question. Throughout this conversation, we've heard a number of important questions to be asking--What's the impact of this work? How do we... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Our slow response could be an indicator that this is where a lot of us are struggling....

Dan Moulthrop

One of the things Amy advocates in her piece about the Epic Story of Your City is changing the conversation. In other words, getting out of old ruts (college is too expensive, parents and schools aren't preparing students... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: We're hoping to have discussions about MOOCs, education and jobs, any hot button topic out in the...

Dan Moulthrop

I'm curious as to what everybody perceives media to be interested in right now, and how we can tie talent dividend successes and challenges to what the media seems to gravitate toward. For instance, there's a story about... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Though it doesn't necessarily give the one-on-one that seems to be most effective, we're...

Dan Moulthrop

I'm curious as to what everybody perceives media to be interested in right now, and how we can tie talent dividend successes and challenges to what the media seems to gravitate toward. For instance, there's a story about... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Dan, it has helped us garner support from the top (leaders in the business, education,...

Dan Moulthrop

Hi, kofi! Welcome to the conversation! I was just singing 55K degrees' praises above. Has the directness of that goal-as-brand worked well for you and your partners?

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Haley Glover: I agree with you Haley but helping individuals (targeted audiences in the population that we know...

Haley Glover

Definitely, Kofi--and I would not undersell the value of that 55,000 number. It is something solid that individuals, orgs, churches, K-12, the media can really hold on to. Also, your annual tracking of results is a... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: The name of our organization definitely helps with goal promotion but as we try to spread the...

Dan Moulthrop

Boy can I relate to that, Haley. What we've found in building and stregthening the Talent Dividend Network online is that every online connection is usually the result of person to person contact, usually by email, then... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Amy Elliott Bragg: Through 55,000 Degrees in Louisville, KY, we are young in our branding campaign and broad-scale...

Amy Elliott Bragg

I'm really interested in the methods cities are using to spread the word about their efforts. What's been successful from a traditional media relations approach (branding campaigns, press conferences, the dreaded press... Continue reading

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