SAGE Stewardship Conversations (also known as Socials and Brown Bags) are informal get-togethers to spark a meaningful discussion about our community's future, while sharing drinks, a meal, or dessert.
These conversations are facilitated by trained volunteers and can be hosted by anyone and almost anywhere, such as your living room, community center, or business. Each event has its own energy and pace, and the format can be adapted to your group’s interests. Our only expectation is that your guests feel comfortable sharing their personal stories and views in a cordial and supportive atmosphere.
To receive more information or to schedule your Social or Brown Bag, please contact Steve Higgs at email@example.com or call (971) 717-6570.
What happens at these events?
During the discussion, SAGE's fascilitator will ask guests to share a little background about their own lives, the opportunities they had when they were younger, and any concerns they have about the challenges facing younger and future generations. The group then explores solutions, including causes and initiatives that align with each guest’s interests and concerns. At the close of the conversation, SAGE highlights specific and meaningful causes and volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits that work on issues of importance to future generations. When learning about one another’s interests and concerns, guests may forge a deeper connection with friends or collegues with whom to share ideas about giving forward.
What are the hosts responsibilities?
As our host, you’ll have three responsibilities:
- Get 8-15 people to your home, community center, or business setting
- Arrange for coffee, dessert, snacks, or whatever suits your style
- Introduce the facilitator, relax and have fun