Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive

Join us over a 10-week period to test drive 10 of the latest latest virtual convening platforms and tools.

Become part of our impactful and intentional community network.

Success Snapshots: Our impact in action

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We envision a world where authentic connection surfaces solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

We build powerful communities of practice for mission-driven leaders to connect, learn, and collaborate with each other. The industry resources we develop break down organizational silos and unlock the collective potential of the Impact Ecosystem.

CONVENERS.ORG MEMBERSHIP membership connects you to a community of trusted peers and dedicated industry leaders who use the powerful tool of convening to advance positive change. Become a member and gain access to unique benefits.

Global Events Calendar

We do everything we can to make life easier for our Conveners. Hosting a calendar that automatically distributes your event details to a dozen ecosystem partner sites around the web is one of those things.

Discounts to Member Convenings makes it easy to tap into professional discounts from those peers, along with top service providers, and reciprocate in turn.

Conveners’ Playbook

Here, you’ll find dozens of tied and true facilitation techniques + session formats, plus best practices and lessons learned on everything from the physical layout of break space to multi-generation engagement.

Member Directory

It may sound simple, but contact information for all your convening peers–and all the speakers they’ve loved (and haven’t) collected in one place is no small resource.

Monthly Member Calls

This is a space for you to share triumphs, get advice, and learn from peers who know just where you’re coming from.

Newsletters & More…

We know, we know. Another newsletter. But give this one a chance and we guarantee you’ll find something valuable in every action-oriented edition

“ provides us the opportunity to share best practices, develop partnerships, create collaborations, and network with like-minded innovators.”

Jill Ultan | Skoll World Forum

“The calls illustrate the magic of in creating spaces and combining networks in new ways.”

Ryan Ross | Halcyon Incubator

“ has shown us by example how to deepen connections and collaborations through intentional meeting experiences.”

Patricia Marquez | University of San Diego

“In this challenging convening environment, has been my go-to resource. They have proven their value repeatedly as a source of reliable and trusted advice.”

Melanie Nowacki | Feeding America


At we connect networks, share knowledge, and build capacity.
Here are some highlights of the impact that work has had (at least the kind you can count): 

43 Members


Convening17 Participants


Training/Capacity Building Participants


Accelerator Selection Tool Entries


Impact Events on our Global Calendar


Online Convening Resources

Meet Our Members

PURPOSE-FIRST CONVENING Advisory Services supports foundations, corporations, networks and nonprofits in leveraging the power of convening for concrete, positive change. Let us help you get the right people, in the right rooms, having the right conversations to change the world.

“ is like having your own personal cavalry. They are super strategic and empathically have your back.”

Joy Anderson | Criterion Institute

“ provides a wealth of insights from thought leaders we would never have been able to access on our own.”

Lindsay Morris | TNP Academy

“ provides you resources, recipes for success and an awesome network.”

Pratik Gauri | India Needs You Foundation

“If you want to learn about increasing the impact of your events and create more successful gatherings, you should connect with”

Deb Nelson | RSF Social Finance

“ has connected us to global peers for give/get moments that help us better serve our customers.”

Pamela Roussos |
Miller Center for Social Enterpreneurship

“We appreciate the tools and support we’ve received from around how to host effective virtual meetings and run an effective social impact organization.”

Almaz Negash | African Diaspora Network