EVENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
I speak on and facilitate workshops in the U.S. and Europe on topics ranging from fundraising and donor engagement to virtual collaboration and using Liberating Structures and online tools to facilitate participation.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements | Past Speaking Engagements, Trainings and Workshops
UPCOMING EVENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
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PAST EVENTS | TRAININGS (Sample)
Designing Interactive Experiences on the innovative spatial audio site SpatialChat.
Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network
Designing Interactive Experiences on Spatial.Chat
This training focused on the possibilities to create interactive and participatory sessions on the innovative spatial audio site SpatialChat. Spatial.Chat is a virtual space and venue that mimics the physical experience where online guests can meet and talk. It recreates in-person networking and social events, and real-life social interactions. Thanks to MAFN for inviting me to host this workshop.
THE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION - Jewish in America
A PROJECT BY 70 FACES MEDIA/THE JEWISH WEEK
Since July 2020
Facilitating meaningful participatory online experiences for 30-70+ Jewish leaders and The Conversation alumni. Special thanks to Gary Rosenblatt and the Conversation team for embracing the virtual space and inviting me to design the programs. It is exciting to see The Virtual Conversations grow. and the importance of creating opportunities to discuss current issues.
Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network And Liberating Structures Global Network
April and May 2021
Road Testing The Butter Meeting And Workshop Platform
Two experimental learning sessions cohosted with Laura Holbrook. Butter is one of the new "kids" on the virtual space block. It's an all-in-one tool for workshops, trainings, team, or client meetings. Collaborative Features to check out include:
🧈 Google Drive and #miro integration
🧈 Polling with quiz and voting options
🧈 Timer in the main room
🧈 Question and commenting features
🧈 Great chat features
🧈 Queuing breakout rooms, polls, youtube videos
🧈 Reactions with sounds (we had great fun with it)
Technology Of Participation (ToP) Annual Conference
An Intro To Spatial Audio Gathering Sites To Boost Facilitating & Gathering Online
I was privileged to lead a deep and fun dive into two spatial audio sites, Wonder and Spatial.chat, for ToP Network members. Spatial audio sites are the newest members on the online "meeting block" putting participants into the driver seat by giving them the ability to move around and speak with other guests.
AFP NEW JERSEY
Connecting With Your Donors In Light Of Covid-19
In this virtual session, I tapped with 35+ fundraising colleagues into the potential of connecting and engaging with donors online during a global pandemic. Special thanks to the Association of Fundraising Professionals in New Jersey for inviting me to facilitate this interactive training session.
European Fundraising Association - Annual Skillshare
Donor Engagement During Covid-19
I was honored to co-present with Tomasz Kierul on Virtual Donor Engagement in Time of Covid-19 at "Skillshare"- the European Fundraising Association's Virtual European Fundraising Tour. This morning, fundraisers participated in a quickfire round-up of fifteen mini-presentations featuring fundraising trends and insights across Europe and beyond. Learnings from European colleagues from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia:
Giving in Europe has been on a rise.
Transnational Giving has become easier and more convenient thanks to Transnational Giving Europe who helps donors give across borders.
Digital opportunities and the use of technology have been increasing - And this trend comes with a lot of possibilities for imagining new ways of connecting with individual donors online.
Polish Fundraising Association - 12th International Conference
November 20, 2020
2.0 Online Experiences For Your Donors
I was invited to present at the 12th International Fundraising Conference
- 12. Międzynarodowa Konferencja Fundraising. In the center was the big question: how do we engage donors online? How can we create transformational experiences?
AFP SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY
November 11, 2020
Virtual Donor Engagement 2.0.
I was invited to "visit" Charleston SC to have "Virtual Coffee" with colleagues at the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We tested ideas on how to create playful and meaningful moments for donors online.
TEAM RESILIENCE STRATEGIES
Training for Team Leaders and Managers
13 Team Leaders from Berlin, Botswana, Israel, U.S.A., and Canada made the stretch and tested Team Leader Resilience. David Prior, PCC, BCC, and I provided them A-I-R - a new innovative model for team leader resilience (Aligned Commitment, Innovative Agility, Relational Team)
What your colleagues across industries experienced in the session:
“So many good ideas about exercises to take back to our team”
“Fast and furious session - thank you”
“Like the tools!”
DISTRIBUTION OF TEAMS IN THE ERA OF COVID
An interactive and imaginatively virtual session for team leaders
Team leaders across industries were invited to an interactive and imaginatively virtual session to respond to the new remote work environment. Team leaders connected with peers and sourced collective strategies. The leaders left with greater resourcefulness and increased confidence to innovate in the ever-expanding and contracting ‘normal’. I was thankful to develop this session with a distinguished coaching colleague, David Matthew Prior,
CENTER FOR NONPROFITS NJ - ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Liberating Structures Workshop
Impressions from facilitating a Liberating Structures Workshop with Julia (Julie) Erickson, MBA at the NJ Nonprofit Council conference. Collaborations made fun and easy - the key to success in philanthropy and fundraising.
DEUTSCHER FUNDRAISING KONGRESS
Prospect Research - Making Friends in the U.S.
It was a privilege to speak at the National German Fundraising Conference (Deutscher Fundraising Kongress) about how to identify donors and funders in the U.S.