Host Resources

Interested in hosting an On the Table conversation but not sure what’s involved? These resources will give you everything you need to host a successful conversation.

Host Toolkit pickup will be Tuesday, October 15, 9 am-5 pm, at Cowork Columbus, 1201 Front Avenue, Suite N. After that, stop by the Community Foundation office at 1340 13th Street any time 9 am-5 pm. You’re welcome to come pick up a bag with all the resources pre-printed. Or you can print your own; everything you need is below. And, coming soon, we’ll post an easy video here to give you all the training you need.

Host Toolkit

Conversation Guides and How-Tos

  • Host Training Video – An easy way to stay up-to-the-minute on all the hosting how-tos.
  • Host Guide – Provides tips and advice for planning and hosting your On the Table event. Also offers general conversation prompts to help things flow smoothly.
  • General Conversation Prompt Cards – Individual sheets of the general conversation prompts to download and print for each guest at your table, if you choose.
  • Deeper-Dive Conversation Starters – Alternative sets of conversation prompts based around Poverty & Economic Mobility and Public Safety, two of the leading responses to the question “What are the three most important issues for your community to address?” in 2017 and 2018’s post-On the Table surveys.
  • Family Discussion Guide – A great way to share the On the Table experience with your family.
  • Youth Conversation Guide – Provides an array of lessons and ideas to help get conversations going in your schools or youth organizations.

Useful Materials & Follow-Up

Eventbrite Tutorial

  • Set up your public table via Eventbrite - If you’re hosting a public table, Eventbrite makes it easy for people to find you and register, and gives you a link to share as you publicize your table.

Guías de Conversaciónes (Próximamente!)

  • Guía de Conversación- Este guía de conversación ofrece consejos para planificar y organizar su evento On the Table.

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