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.
recent updates . . .
Our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series is in full swing. On September 23, 2020 we explored the SpotMe platform. It’s designed as an innovative match-making and peer-to-peer meeting platform….
Building Strong Cohorts in a Virtual World: Lessons Learned for Fellowships, Grantees, Cohorts, Working Groups and Project Teams
For our Conveners Member call this month, we were thrilled to have Trailblazer member Dominic Register, Program Director at Salzburg Global Seminar, spark an interactive discussion focused on Building Strong…
On September 16, 2020 we explored the Attendify platform as part of our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series. It’s a modern virtual event platform to help aimed at helping…
“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