We make it easy to design effective convenings. Good convening is both an art and a science. Without the right support and staff training, planning a convening can require significant time and money. We work with teams to build their convening capacity, while also offering customized support with event planning, agenda design, and onsite facilitation. Our methodology encourages:

Trust Building

Consensus Building

Peer Learning



Leadership Development


Our approach is rooted in experience design with the goal of engaging attendees as full participants.
We tailor our advisory services to meet an organization’s unique needs and convening objectives.

During the design process, we partner with leadership to develop:


Construct an agenda that considers diverse learning styles.


Build an invitation list designed to meet the event’s primary objectives.


Integrate participant feedback into the event’s design to generate buy-in.


Train staff on fundamental event design principles and facilitation techniques.

“If you want to learn about increasing the impact of your events and create more successful gatherings, you should connect with Conveners.org."

Deb NelsonVice President, Client & Community, RSF Social Finance


We support organizations with the design and facilitation of all types of impact-focused convenings including:

Industry Conferences

Fellowship Institutes

Board Retreats

Grantee Meetings

Leadership Trainings

Network Building

We also offer stand-alone trainings and ongoing coaching for boards, organizational leadership, and staff on experience design, presenting, facilitating, and moderating.

Contact sujatha@conveners.org to learn more.

“Conveners.org brings the right mix of competence and independence in executing a client's vision, while being extremely flexible in customizing their work to the client's specific needs. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Connie EvansFounder & CEO, Association of Enterprise Opportunity

“We engaged Conveners.org during the home-stretch of our annual Summit preparations. With their broad knowledge of the convening space, they brought savvy ideas and helpful frameworks that shaped many aspects of our Summit.”

Kila EnglebrookManaging Director, Social Enterprise Alliance