Event Calendar

Webinar: Find Your Flock with Fun Events  w/ Action Circles @ Webinar
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
10/30 12 PM : Find Your Flock with Fun Events  w/ Action Circles Fun Events are the first step in the Action Circles Model of Organizing. Fun Events are FUN and will help you find people who are interested in your issue and plug them into your campaign. Although these events require a fair amount of up front work, they pay off in a solid group of people who want to be involved in your work. This workshop is best for people who are responsible for organizing people for a specific cause or group. After this workshop, participants will know:
  • The key elements of an organizing event
  • How to create a workplan to get everything done on time
  • How to get people to come to the event
  • How to get people to sign up while at the event
  • How to design the event so people want to come back for another
  • How to get help to get it all done
Conferences that Make a Difference (Washington Nonprofits Partnership Webinar) @ Webinar
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Use the Vermont Nonprofit Discount Code: CGVT

You organize conferences. You spend considerable time scheduling speakers and managing logistics. You want people to come, have a good experience, and feel connected to your organization. But how do you know you made a difference? How do you make sure that the people who attend your conference are able to do their work differently because they invested time and money in your event? How do you use your conference to move the needle on some important issue facing your organization or sector?


Join learning experts Nancy Bacon and Mark Nilles as they walk through the four elements of conference design:

  • Strategy and overall approach
  • Pre-conference activities
  • The big day: Deliver a day that makes a difference
  • Make it stick: Post-conference activities

At the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a conference can fit into your organization’s strategy
  • Name several ways that you can get attendees ready to learn before the conference begins
  • Support your speakers to deliver excellent workshops
  • Describe how to build in opportunities for networking and reflection
  • Explain ways to “boost” learning after the conference

We will share practical advice based on implementing and advising on conferences big and small. We will show you how to use tools that we have honed through past conferences. We will leave you ready to deliver learningful conferences for the people you serve.

This webinar is designed for people who organize conferences for membership organizations or associations. It is also appropriate for people who regularly speak at conferences.