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nonprofit community roundtables

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Since 2019, have been co-hosting community roundtables as well as a variety of other convenings with nonprofit professionals, funders and service providers such as Full Circle Fund, TechSoup, Data for Good Fund, Giant Rabbit, Kalamuna and Bay Area Drupal Camp.

These are not webinars. Participants actively engaged in hands-on activities and small group discussions with other nonprofit professionals, service providers and funders.

We strive to co-create spaces of meaningful connection and belonging. We encourage and model frequent screen and body breaks. We believe collective learning leads to the most innovative and effective outcomes.

Participants can expect to...

  • learn about tools, practices, and policies that have helped others succeed already in the face of similar challenges.
  • discuss challenges they are currently facing across thematic topic areas that have been pre-selected by the community through surveys and stakeholder interviews.

  • ideate with peers, consultants and funders from the nonprofit sector about potential solutions.

  • grow your network of nonprofit industry leaders to continue the conversation.

All sessions are virtual and take place over Zoom.

Our Format

  • 2 hours in length
  • combination of a short 30-45 minutes intro, community agreements and webinar about the chosen topic
  • self-facilitated breakout sessions where people are in small groups (5-6 people usually) helping one another through a 'solutions room' type format.

    In this format, each person has a few minutes to present their challenge, answer contextual questions and then the other participants brainstorm ideas, tools, practices, etc., that they could use to help them. Each person has about 10-15 minutes total before moving onto the next person. 

  • artifacts recorded via google docs and jamboard where favorite takeaways are elevated and shared back with the full community

Note: during the breakouts, the co-facilitators take turns waiting in the larger room and hopping into each room briefly to listen, take anonymous notes and navigate any issues that arise.

Virtual 'seats' are limited in order to make space for more authentic connections to form. Reservations are on a first-come first-served basis. 

We invite you to learn more about our values & guiding principles.


2021 Dates, Co-facilitators & Themes

Narrative Framing Roundtable Part 1
Wednesday, March 17, 9-11 am PST | Kiara Nagel, Strategic Creative Consultant and Trainer with Center for Story-based Strategy

Narrative Framing Roundtable Part 2
Thursday, April 1, 9-11 am PST |  Ian Madrigal, creative activist and political strategist behind the viral Monopoly Man appearances in Congress, the shaming of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant, the literal troll of Mark Zuckerberg and trainer with Center for Story-based Strategy.

Language & Tools to Arm Your Brand Champions
Thursday, June 24, 9-11 am PST | Renee Rubin Ross, Founder, The Ross Collective & Director, CSUEB Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

Data & Analytics
Thursday, July 15, 9-11 am PST | Lisa Fung, Director, Data For Good Fund / UpMetrics

Campaign Planning
Thursday, September 16, 9-11am PST | Panel Discussion, guest facilitators coming soon.

Nonproft Technology Summit, Bay Area Drupal Camp
October 2021 | TechSoupData for Good FundGiant Rabbit, & Kalamuna

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