What solutions could be unlocked by bringing your best minds together?

With training in meeting design and facilitation combined with years of experience, we have helped nonprofits and foundations bring their best thinkers together in dialogues and working sessions to:

  • Create strategic plans
  • Interpret studies or reports and translate them into action
  • Conduct annual board retreats
  • Build shared values
  • Have important conversations
  • Make decisions
  • Strengthen teams

We are known for our light hearted and engaging meeting designs and a warm, empathetic facilitation style that values the input and thinking of the participants.  We understand that our role, as facilitators, is to design the container where your participants can achieve what they want to achieve, and leave feeling their time was valued and they were heard.

We are trained facilitators, adept in using various tools (both online and virtual) to help participants have meaningful conversations where they can make powerful decisions to move forward.

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Workshops and Retreats help you align around shared decisions


  • Individual interviews of each participant
  • Development of tools to illustrate concepts
  • Design of slides, handouts or other materials
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Consideration of meeting logistics and space configuration
  • Documentation of outcomes

Ready to hold an effective retreat? Click here to inquire!

Interested in getting training for your staff? Check out our trainings here.

Featured Articles

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The Art of Facilitation

by Molly Penn Definition of Facilitation: to make (an action or process) easy or easier.  As we know, it is often quite challenging to make something look (or feel) easy.  This is the art of facilitation.  Facilitation is a large component of successful strategic planning.   Isn’t data crunching and analysis the core component of strategic […]
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Summer is Retreat Season!

By Molly Penn Summer season offers a great opportunity to do a retreat with your board or staff members.  Business as usual tends to slow down a bit and summer is a great season for reflection.  If you can handle the nightmare that is aligning schedules in the summer, getting people together for a thoughtful, […]
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Meetings That Work

by Molly Penn A meeting is a terrible thing to waste – don’t we all want meetings that work?  How often do you leave meetings resenting the time spent there or the outcomes?  Or worse, feeling like your voice wasn’t welcomed in the space?  Have you ever left a meeting thinking “Well that was a […]

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