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Jill Ultan | Skoll World Forum
“The calls illustrate the magic of Conveners.org in creating spaces and combining networks in new ways.”
Ryan Ross | Halcyon Incubator
“Conveners.org has shown us by example how to deepen connections and collaborations through intentional meeting experiences.”
Patricia Marquez | University of San Diego
Preview Upcoming Events
Join us for our first member call of 2021. Jessica Fleuti of Skoll World Forum will be our guest spark. She’ll lead a discussion on how the convening community has had to pivot, adjust, and…
our expertise in action
Hewlett’s Madison Initiative team needed guidance on designing a convening that would respect the culture and expertise of their Representative Democracy Grantees. They set a goal to build strong relationships and catalyze collaboration among their grantees that address pluralism, political tolerance, negotiation and compromise in our democracy.
The Conveners.org team tailored a multi-day experience for over 100 participants (their entire grantee portfolio) that promoted idea exchange and shared practices. In addition to providing planning and logistics support, the Conveners.org team crafted a unique agenda and lead on-site facilitation.
Using this new experience design as a framework, they were able to streamline future events, which continues to make their convenings meaningful and impactful. They now have the capacity to pivot quickly to a virtual forum, following the cancellation of their events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
tools, tips, and tricks
November 2020 Member Call: Know your audience – adapting your virtual engagement strategies for your participants
Our call was led by Christina Gilyutin of REDF, who presented key activities, examples, and takeaways from her experience in pivoting and rebuilding an in-person program into a virtual platform….
We hosted a retrospective look at our or Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series, and shared about what we’ve learned and where we’re headed. We utilized the Wonder.me platform to…
We recently explored the Run the World platform as part of our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series. Here’s the gist: Run the World is an easy to use platform…
Insider Tips: Check out our walk-through of back-end expert tips and tricks for managing Zoom Breakout Groups Mindfully Curate Group Size. Remember that some people are just “listening in” on…