Featured Success Snapshot
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.
Recent blog posts
Guest post by Corey Oser, Vice President, Programs, Global Fund for Children Ears, elbows, feet, and other body parts peeked out of the Zoom squares on our screen. It was not an embarrassing camera fail but the start of Global Fund for Children’s 2020 virtual retreat for our Programs team, during which we introduced ourselves…
TOP POLICY EXPERTS PUSH FOR CLIMATE-FORWARD RESPONSE TO OVERLAPPING CRISES As the ongoing pandemic puts the resilience and durability of economic growth at risk, a new committee of top economic and policy thinkers has come together to recommend concrete next steps and regenerative paths forward for the federal agencies they helped run. The Regenerative Crisis…
On Wednesday, December 2, we were thrilled to co-host “SOCAP – Behind the Curtain of the Big Tent” with Kate Byrne, President of SOCAP Global and Intentional Media, and Cari Hanson, President of SOCAP. SOCAP’s (Social Capital Markets) flagship conference is usually hosted every October, with about 5,000 attendees gathering in-person at the Fort Mason…
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. HIGHLIGHTS AND TAKEAWAYS Consider who your cohort is comprised of, and why they are there? What do your participants want to get out of the…
“Conveners.org 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 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