As a social change agent - do you ever feel like you are working alone?

Like every time you switch on your computer there is a world of noise about what’s happening ‘out there’, but at the end of the day you (and possibly your team) are trying to reach your goals unsupported?

Over 40 internationally focused nonprofits and social enterprises, from across Oregon in the USA, got together to combat this challenge through collaborating – and I want to help you do the same.

What happened:

Instigated by Anne Castleton and Aaron Liss, this ‘Forum’ was inspiring. I had the opportunity to lead the facilitation of the event and I came away energized at all the different ways that people found that they could support each other.

Through carefully crafted conversational structures the change agents generated idea after idea, such as:

  • Applying for group funding
  • Pooling resources, such as HR and procurement systems
  • Group capacity building
  • Regular meetings around focused topics, to share expertise
  • The creation of online platforms to shares solutions and best practice

We were honored and humbled when several people said it was the best networking meeting that they had ever been too.

It is often hard to have a structured and productive discussion with this many parties in the room. However, we kept the structure focused and had an amazing group of small facilitators, and ultimately folks were able to come to agreement on a number of challenges and activities.

So – here is where you come in.

I want to help you make the same thing happen for your team, partners, and/or key networks. So I am hosting a FREE WEBINAR - 'Design Meetings that Inspire Action!' - where I will not only set out the exact design steps that you can take to create an inspirational get together that will inspire action, but I will also coach you on the specifics of your own situation.

Join me on May 3rd, 12pm PST for the FREE webinar.

What’s Next for Oregon?:

A ‘Founding Committee’ is getting together to start the process of making this vision a reality, and I can’t wait to see what comes next. If you are in Oregon and you are an internationally focused nonprofit, social enterprise, academic, or are just interested in learning more about the Forum please 

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