BEST PRACTICES AND CLOSING RESPONSIBLY WITH CARE
We dreamed up what our best possible closing strategy could include, and how we could serve as an example to our community on how to sunset responsibly with gratitude, joy, and love. To that end, we’re prioritizing:
Transparency into our process
Internally: honoring team perspectives and exploring the why’s of our decision-making
Externally: honestly sharing our decision-making with our community through communication (emails, newsletters, website, etc.)
People over profit
We are fortunate that Conveners.org is in a healthy financial place, and we actively chose to responsibly sunset the organization from that place of stability, prioritizing people first. Instead of pushing to the end of our runway, we created a strategic plan to intentionally close our contracts and operations with care.
We understand that with the closing of Conveners.org, our team would naturally shift attention and follow their passions elsewhere. To that end, we’ve thoughtfully decreased work flow so our team has time to explore what’s next.
We recognize that nonprofit staff are routinely asked to work under market rate and overtime in addressing challenges, while balancing tight budgets. We’ve gone against that culture in every way we could and have offered generous severances in recognition of our team’s dedication.
Open access to our resources
We are working on making the resources, tools, and methodologies we’ve developed openly available, and identifying great community options for our members to support them in the next step of their journeys.
Thank you for your continued engagement and support throughout the years. It has been an honor to serve you, and we look forward to future opportunities together!
The Conveners.org Team