Free Nonprofit Webinar: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Recording)

  • Duration
    45 Minutes
  • Author
    Caliopy Glaros
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.00 Points


Free Nonprofit Webinar: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Recording)
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Free Nonprofit Webinar: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings

Join us for hands-on training for nonprofit organizations where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings. 

With so much of the world moving online and the inability to predict what the future holds, we cannot keep postponing these critical conversations and difficult decisions for the next in-person opportunity. Our free nonprofit courses, like this one, are designed to fill that gap in learning.

Your nonprofit development is important! Whether you plan to put these skills to use in your next board meeting, strategic planning retreat, or town hall discussion, we will provide you a step-by-step guide to plan, prepare, and facilitate your next virtual meeting. 

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording, You Will Learn:

  • How to determine the purpose and set reasonable goals for a virtual meeting
  • How to invite the right participants to achieve your goals
  • How to prepare everyone (including yourself) for an impactful virtual meeting
  • How to master the basics of virtual facilitation to maximize engagement
  • How to tackle the hard stuff: difficult dialogues and wicked problems
  • How to move things forward after the virtual meeting ends 

This is also NOT about investing in expensive software or learning an entirely new platform. This is about fully utilizing the best facilitation tool out there - you. So, take full advantage of our free resources for nonprofits.

Yes, you can have deep complex, layered, nuanced discussions online -  but only with careful planning and preparation.  

By the end of this 45-minute free recorded webinar, you will walk away with tools, tips, and tricks needed to master difficult dialogues and tackle wicked problems. 

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Decision Brief Template
  2. Meeting Notes Template
  3. You get a free CharityHowTo account
  4. Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library
  5. When logged in you can browse and add other FREE items to your CharityHowTo library.
  6. You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.

About Your Topic Expert:

Caliopy  is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a certified trainer in Intercultural Communication, and has facilitated high-stakes trainings, workshops, and meetings for organizations in 60+ countries around the world.
  2. She is actively coaching leaders in the COVID-19 era to increase essential skills in facilitating effective and engaging virtual meetings. 
  3. She is a practitioner as well as a scholar, who makes the best research in social psychology and anthropology immediately actionable and applicable to your nonprofit.

Caliopy Glaros helps mission-driven organizations connect their stakeholders through travel, storytelling, and virtual engagement. As a consultant for Philanthropy without Borders, she works with organizations to create impactful virtual and in-person opportunities for donors to connect directly to the programs they support. After years of consulting nonprofits whose donors have limited in-person access to mission-related work (such as humanitarian aid and environmental conservation groups), she developed tools and strategies to help them create virtual experiences that enhance participation and bring donors closer to the mission. In addition to her extensive research, writing, and speaking, she provides group training, meeting facilitation, individual coaching, and project consulting on mass market communications, one-on-one stewardship, events, site visits, tours, and travel programs. Caliopy has an academic background in Anthropology and Adult Learning, is a certified trainer in Intercultural Communication, and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“The information provided was easy to apply, practical for a variety of virtual meetings and events and something I can bring back to my team and implement fairly quickly. The tips are clear and defined. I always look forward to Charity HowTo webinars for tips on fundraising and engagement of the community!”

Mayra Olivas, Enlace Comunitario

“This is the second CharityHowTo webinar that I have joined and these free webinars are packed with more information than a 3-4 day in-person conference. I have gained A LOT of knowledge to actually take back to my position. I appreciate you all!”

Meghan Scott, Montana Legal Services Association 

“This presenter is one of the best I've seen. Caliopy Glaros is so knowledgeable on the topics, is concise and presents relevant material to the topic! Highly recommend her!”

Christine McIver, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

“CharityHowTo sponsors very good webinars, even those that are free. This webinar on virtual meetings was fast-paced but full of good information and resources, in addition to the materials provided prior to the webinar.”

Michelle Barrentine, Beginning Experience International Ministry, Inc.

“This was one of the best webinars I've attended in a long time. The content was fresh, relevant and very useful, and the pace of the presentation was quick enough to hold my attention without me feeling lost.” 

Heather Parsons, Texans For Safe And Drug-Free Youth

“We have shifted from the real world to the virtual world with little or no experience. Caliopy provides an extremely valuable guide to hold planned, effective, and impactful meetings. Her insights are to the detail, if you are struggling, this webinar will shine some light into the dark.”

Katia Barsse-Blom, Love Justice International

“Caliopy was engaging and informative, and made the action steps seem doable.  She gave lots of good tips, like Google Jamboard, and emphasized how to optimize virtual meetings for different size groups and attention spans.  There are things I can use next week, and in the next several weeks.  Very practical.”

Ashlie Beach, Kirkland Arts Center

“This webinar was such a great time investment! I am working from home indefinitely, and the skills and know-how to conduct effective virtual meetings will serve me well moving forward.”

Sarah Perry, Home of the Innocent  

“This webinar feels much more confident about gathering and engaging a new organizational team via Zoom.  Didn't seem to be a wasted moment in the 45 minute session.  Very clear, practical advice delivered expertly!”

Dwight Downs, lakeshore foundation

“Every time I attend a CharityHowTo webinar I come away with at least one great idea or action that makes spending that time worthwhile!”

Suzanne Hough, FACETS

“Great sharing of knowledge and tips and tricks for making a virtual meeting successful and engaging.”

Anne Baliva, Sports Turf Canada

“Caliopy provided a wealth of information; I believe that if I can even integrate only a few of her suggestions, it will greatly improve how I run meetings and my colleagues' perception of how the meetings make efficient use of everyone's time and expertise.”

Desiree Santos-Kho, Riverside Community Health Foundation

“This presenter is one of the best I've seen. Caliopy Glaros is so knowledgeable on the topics, is concise, and presents relevant material to the topic! Highly recommend her!”

Christine McIver, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

“This webinar was a quick and very helpful way for me to get new knowledge and incorporate it into my organization.”

Riccardo Williams,  BestPrep

“Informative and gave practical ideas on how to be more effective in virtual meetings.  The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand.”

Reba Brookes, Youth for Christ Central Ohio

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