Beyond the Tools: Tips and Tricks for Facilitating Virtually

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Webinar - Register by 9/23
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Are you comfortable with the Zoom platform, but are looking to create comfortable virtual spaces to engage your audience? Whether you’re hosting board meetings, committee meetings, team meetings, or other stakeholders meetings, running them online seems to come with their own challenges. But the truth is, it’s not about the technology. The tricky part is the same whether you’re in-person or online: how do you spark connections and get people to participate fully?

Join us as we share tips and tricks to facilitating successful (virtual) meetings. This is not a tutorial on the nuts and bolts of Zoom technology. Instead, we will explore how to get the most out of your virtual gatherings from preparing before the meeting to assigning clear roles to using Zoom functions and other online engagement tools, all in service of your meeting goals.

Our facilitators will share lessons learned in transforming the virtual Zoom environment into a collaborative and engaging space to convene with your colleagues.

  • How to design for and plan a virtual convening with your audience in mind before you set “foot” into a Zoom meeting
  • How to identify roles and work collaboratively to share responsibility for the success of your virtual meeting
  • Tips and tools for encouraging participation and collaboration



Designed for

All interested funders, regardless of role within your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Program

Registration is required by September 23rd.  

Registrants will receive dial-in details a day prior to the program. 

Members: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in information will be emailed to you before the webinar. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email with any questions.