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Upcoming Sessions

  • We will no longer be offering new learning sessions. Instead, we are offering Members Only Podcasts. If you have any questions about this decision, you can email Jeremy Garson at [email protected].


Media & Marketing

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Past Sessions -

February 24th, 2021 - Nevin & Associates - "Learning How to Use Social Media" (Presentation)

September 24, 2020 - Momentum Communications Group - "How to Effectively Write and Place an Op-Ed" (10 Step Guide)

September 26, 2019 - Jasmine Cordew of 92Y - "Social Media 101: How to Tell a Story and Grow an Audience" (Presentation PDF)

June 13, 2019 (No Video) - Greg Heller of Video Impact Marketing - "Creating Compelling Video Content (that's affordable)" (Presentation PDF)

May 16, 2019 (No Video) - Lindsay France - "Gain Media Attention, Ace The Interview" (Google Slides)

March 21, 2019 (No Video) -  Alan Siegel of Siegelvision - "10 Brand Voice Lessons" (Presentation PDF)

September 20, 2018 (No Video) - Kamy Akhavan of ProCon.org - "Bringing Millions to Your Website" (PDF and Powerpoint)

June 21, 2018 - Asha Curran of 92nd Street Y - "Nonprofit Innovation and New Power in Practice" (Presentation Powerpoint and PDF)



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Past Sessions -

December 12, 2019 - Jennifer Allen of ioby - "Crowdfunding for Community Change with ioby" (Presentation PDF)

April 11, 2019 (No Video) - Whitney Armentor of Take Back Our Republic - "The Fundamentals of Fundraising" (Powerpoint)

May 9, 2018 (No Video) - Brian Clancy of Big Tent Nation - "Lessons Learned from Global Microfinance Movement (unavailable)" (Outline)


Diversity & Opportunity 

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Past Sessions -

September 17, 2020 - Lindsay Bressman of Civic Spirit - "Building Interfaith Bridges in the Sky" (Podcast Style Format)

August 27, 2020 - Pearce Godwin of Listen First Project | National Conversation Project - "Being Conservative in the Movement" (Presentation Notes)

April 9, 2020 - Jeanelle Austin of the Racial Agency Initiative - "A Sankofa Moment: Looking back to understand race and democracy moving forward" (Presentation)

April 18, 2019 (No Video) - Russ Gaskin of CoCreative Consulting - "A World of Both" (Powerpoint) (Polarity Guide)

January 30, 2019 (No Video) - Manu Meel of BridgeUSA "Achieving Diversity: An Example" (Powerpoint)


Helpful Tools for your Organization

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Past Sessions -

December 22nd, 2020 - Brad Fitch of Congressional Management Foundation - "Conducting Performance Reviews and a Performance Management System in Nonprofits"(Presentation PDF)

August 13th, 2020 - Derek Caelin and the RagTag.com Team - "Top Recommendations for Improving your Digital Security" (Powerpoint PDF)

May 6th, 2020 - Lisa Kay Solomon, Designer in Resident at the Stanford d.school - "Exploring Post-Pandemic Scenarios" (Presentation PDF)

March 19th, 2020 - Jeremy Garson - "Managing a Remote Work Environment" (Powerpoint PDF)

June 27, 2019 - Tyler Fisher of Unite America - "Using Slack in your workplace and in the Democracy Movement"

July 25, 2018 (No Video) - Matt Motyl of CivilPolitics.org - "Why We Need Science to Inform Practice" (Powerpoint)


Relationship Building - Specific Groups

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Past Sessions -

March 16, 2021 - Joseph Bubman and Kira Hamman of Urban Rural Action - "Reaching Rural America" (Powerpoint)

April 2, 2020 - Dan Xie of Student PIRGs - "Giving Your Volunteers a 'Virtual' Community" (Google Slides PDF)

March 20, 2020 - Debilyn Molineaux of Bridge Alliance - "Opportunity During Crisis in the Healthy Self Governance Field"

March 18, 2019 - Bradford Fitch of CMF - "Get to Know the 116th Congress" (Powerpoint)


Relationship Building - General

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Past Sessions -

January 28, 2021 - Robert Porter Lynch of the International Collaborative Leadership Institute - "Building Trust" (Presentation PDF)

December 16, 2020 - Robert Porter Lynch of the International Collaborative Leadership Institute  - "The Power of Collaboration" (Presentation PDF) (FARTHEST Principles) (Ladder of Trust)

October 24, 2019 - Natalie Garramone of One Eighty LLC - "Conflict as a Catalyst" (Presentation PDF)

September 19, 2019 - Professor Adam Levine of Cornell University - "Obstacles to Forming New Working Relationships: What are they? How to overcome them?" (Presentation PDF)

March 15, 2018 (No Video) - Sharona Shuster of Convergence - "How to Turn Dialogue into Action (unavailable)" (Powerpoint)