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The Power of Convening

Powerhouse Convening: New Doorways to Funder and Community Engagement is the third publication in The Giving Practice's DIY Series, following DIY Strategy Improvements and Philanthropy’s Reflective Practices. The three can be used together as a full spectrum set of tools to “continue learning from practice.” The DIY guides are designed to share what The Giving Practice is learning alongside clients, like designing and facilitating powerhouse convenings. Powerhouse Convening builds upon TGP’s belief that full-hearted engagement is the spark that can turn meetings into movement. This overview session will introduce simple steps you can take to design and hold gatherings that amplify impact. We will also discuss the tensions that go with inviting greater shared ownership and co-creation: a fear of loss of control; our discomfort with group processes that invite discovery and sense-making versus delegation of action steps. Expect laughter as we share stories of unexpected wins and unintended consequences.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 -
2:15pm to 5:00pm EDT