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Using Check-In Questions to Build Trust

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Many of us live in a world where meetings reign supreme. Constant meetings can seem like overkill—but, when done well, these convenings offer important opportunities for colleagues to exchange ideas, facilitate discussion, share updates, and make decisions.  Enter the power of the check-in question. Experts assert that team-building (the practice of building connection and trust […]

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Meeting Norms | Our Guide to Getting Started (Part Two)

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You already know that meeting norms can be a game changer, and if you need a refresher, you can read Part One here. Perhaps you’re even convinced that meeting norms could benefit your team and support equity in your office.   But how can you put this information into action? The process of creating shared meeting […]

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Meeting Norms | Our Guide to Getting Started | Part One

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As the concept of equity becomes more mainstream in the nonprofit sector, it is vital to think tactically. What actions can we take within our organizations to meaningfully promote equity, rather than simply give it lip service? Enter meeting norms, sometimes referred to as “working agreements.” In the right hands, meeting norms can be an […]

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8 Lessons on How to Gather | Add Magic to Your Meetings

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Have you ever planned a staff retreat, created a conference agenda, executed on a nonprofit fundraiser, or convened decision makers to agree on anything? Then you or your organization have probably established a standard formula for event planning—book a space, brainstorm some icebreakers, find speakers, schedule coffee breaks, etc. The traditional way of event planning […]

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