Join us for the Spring 2021 Jefferson Café – A New Lunchtime Discussion Series!

Feb 10, 2021

We’re launching the Jefferson Cafe! Join us this Spring for a series of opportunities to connect with other Collaborative members over informal virtual lunch discussions. These conversations will be led by Collaborative representatives like you! Topics might include discussing an interesting quote, article, video, podcast or other topic of your choice. 

Bring your lunch, relax, and join for one of our upcoming conversations!

Café Topic: Using Our Personal Power to Impact Change
Friday, February 26th 12-1pm
Led by: Jeanna-Mar Simmons, Christ United Methodist Church

Activist and civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” But how do we go about impacting meaningful change in our world right now? How can we take small steps to embody this change and create the brighter future we envision? Join for a lively discussion to share thoughts about how you can use your personal power to contribute to major change. This discussion will be facilitated by Jeanna-Mar Simmons, Collaborative Vision Council Member and Director of Missions & Outreach at Christ United Methodist Church. Register here!

Café Topic: What’s the Story? Communicating Organizational Impact
Tuesday, March 9th 12-1pm
Led by: Tim Hindes, Elevate 412 and TrailBlaze Creative

Demonstrating organizational impact is a critical component in communicating with stakeholders, funders, donors, and volunteers. Advances in technology and communication, coupled with pivots in how organizations deliver their mission amidst a pandemic, have added complexity in communicating organizational stories and impact. Join us for a causal conversation as we explore different methods organizations are using to communicate their impacts. We will collaborate on techniques, resources, and themes in “impact communication,” and attendees will walk away with ideas to implement in their organizations. Annual reports, storytelling, graphs, infographics…it’s all on the table! If you know of any great resources, bring a link with you to share. Register here!

Café Topic: Collaborative Book Club, Favorite Pandemic Reads
Wednesday, March 31st 12-1pm
Led by: Sharon Julian-Milas, Pleasant Hills Public Library

Did you know that reading for pleasure has been cited one of the most highly effective activities for stress relief? Getting lost in a good book can reduce stress by up to 68%, and the pandemic has led to a boost in book sales and library rentals across the nation. Local Librarian Sharon-Julian Milas will lead us in a light-hearted, casual conversation about our favorite books! Have a great reading suggestion for others or looking for recommendations? Please come ready to share! Register here!

We’re looking for Collaborative representatives to lead future discussions.
Interested in leading one yourself?
Email us your idea here!


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