Virtual Community Conversations

While the global pandemic of 2020 interrupted our plans to host in-person mutuality meals and conversations, it didn’t stop the Mission Partners team from bringing our community together, even while we were physically apart.

These conversations were intended to be informal, a time for us to find new ways to stay connected to one another, despite remote working environments. They were an opportunity to exchange tips, resources, and strategies with other social impact professionals, staying focused on what we could control, during the uncontrollable moments of COVID-19. 

Have a listen to any of our past community conversations, or register to join one of our upcoming sessions below.

Upcoming Events

Shifting Organizational Culture with Amira El-Gawly, Barbara O’Reilly, and Carrie Fox

October 1, 2020, 4-5 p.m. ET

Let’s face it. Having difficult conversations are just that– difficult. And in this time of COVID, it’s common to feel exhausted by it all, not sure if the hard conversation is still worth having. However, being able to introduce and navigate through difficult conversations are critical if we want to build more connected colleagues, more resilient teams, and more empathetic leaders and Boards.

Join an encore discussion from Bridge 2020, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) DC’s annual conference: Reality Check! Addressing the Hard Conversations with Your Leadership or Board. Amira El-Gawly, CEO of Manifesta, Barbara O’Reilly, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, and Carrie Fox, CEO of Mission Partners, will share their own stories on leading through challenging times, and why courageous conversations are exactly what we need to thrive beyond COVID.

Where Ethics and Persuasion Meet with Dr. Dionne Clemons

November 12, 2020, 5-6 p.m. ET

Meet our Strategic Communications Expert in Residence, Dr. Dionne Clemons, as she discusses the importance of being an ethical advocate for our organizations and how communicators must walk the fine line between centering our organizations’ missions, visions, and values, while also protecting and giving a voice to our audiences. Check out her blog of the same title to preview some of what will be included in this discussion.

See the recaps of our previous community conversations