Impact Convener [k uh n veen -er] An organization that brings people together, either virtually or in-person, to drive a collective effort that serves a specific shared purpose through conferences, gatherings, summits, or fora.

Convening the Conveners (CtC) is a membership program for organizations that use the powerful tool of convening to advance positive change.

Our diverse member community includes some of the world’s leading impact conveners.

Meet Our Members


We offer impact-focused organizations tools and resources to make their convenings more effective.


Global Calendar

Online calendar to help you stay up to date with current impact ecosystem happenings both in your city and around the world.

Upcoming Events

CtC Newsletter

The Convening the Conveners Newsletter is a space for our community to get updates relevant to each month’s highlights: events, podcasts, relevant articles, and any member organizations that have updates they would like to share in our “Highlights” section. 


Impact Ecosystem Report

Annual report that highlights the current state of the convening ecosystem with an emphasis on sharing relevant trends.



Co-Hosted Sessions

Invitation-only, peer-led conversations offered throughout the year, hosted at member-convenings around the world that focus on relevant convening challenges and opportunities.


Conveners Playbook

Compendium of peer-sourced best practices for convening and online library of tested facilitation techniques for diverse objectives. Includes the Recipes for Success, Facilitation Encyclopedia, and Speakers Directory.


Quarterly Calls

For members to connect with & update each other on convening initiatives. This regularly scheduled opportunity makes reaching out to community members easy & deepens working relationships with peers.


Collective Action Projects

Organized working groups focused on exploring specific convening topics for a defined period. Objectives include collectively sourcing new tools, innovations, or solutions.


Member Directory

Streamlined list of member organization contact information to facilitate connection and collaboration among organizational leaders.

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Member Discounts

Members receive exclusive discounts to industry-leading convenings throughout the year.



Affinity Groups

$3000per organization
  • 1 Convening Circle Host
  • 12 Community Calls per year
  • Action Projects
  • Conference Analytics
  • All the features of Community Membership


$1000per organization
  • 3 Seats ($1500 value)
  • Membership Directory
  • Conveners Playbook
  • 4 Community Calls per year
  • Membership Discounts:
  • - Free Pro account
  • - WeChangers discount
  • - Training discounts

Community Membership

$500per person
  • Membership Directory
  • Conveners Playbook
  • 4 Community Calls per year
  • Membership Discounts:
  • - Free Pro account
  • - WeChangers discount
  • - Training discounts

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

Jill Ultan

Producer, Skoll World Forum, Member

CONVENING INITIATIVES manages two initiatives that support the convening ecosystem: Convening Circles and Convening17.


Have you ever been to a conference and met incredible people and had an idea that would change the world, only to go home and realize that there is no way to make that new idea a priority? We all have a million things clamoring for our attention each day, and it can be difficult if not impossible to make the time and space for a new group of peers to take action and explore a potential collaboration.

Convening Circles was designed to break the hype cycle.  We provide the structure and support to help you capture that new idea and bring it to life.  We provide a trained host to you and a circle of peers who are striving to achieve the same goal.  This host works with you to guide you on your journey and stay accountable to your goals. 



This is the evolution of the Co-Hosted Sessions that we’ve run since 2013.  Building off of an idea raised in some of our earliest meetings, Convening17 provides conveners the opportunity to continue conversations across our conferences.

To help catalyze collaboration around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, a group of global conveners have partnered to host a series of targeted conversations that will continue at global conferences throughout 2018 focused on identifying and scaling proven solutions to address the SDGs—starting with SDG 4: Quality Education.


"Toniic members are even more empowered as a result of event design resources, thought leadership and community collaborations. Their work is essential to further the collective impact of networks for positive change."

Jessica LomanFormer Director of Operations & Impact, Toniic, Member