Activist Groups
Host Conversations

Those fighting on the front lines for an important cause are empowered by conversations across divides.

Shrewd activists throughout history have used conversations to build support for their efforts while gaining better understanding of any resistance. Brave conversations across epic divides have resulted in some of America’s greatest breakthroughs. Conversations still have the power to break down barriers and unlock monumental change. Activist groups also stand ready to mobilize Americans inspired by conversations to take action. Explore ideas for activist groups below then get involved in National Conversation Project by hosting conversations among your members or with stakeholders!

Ideas for Activist Groups

Make the most of your conversations by exploring our guides, tips, insights, wisdom, assessments, and training in Conversation Resources. Additional ideas for activist groups are outlined below. Don't forget to add your conversation!

  • Engage Members: Take a brief break from the action to build relationships, understanding, and shared vision among your members through conversations related to your mission or on another topic altogether.

  • Reach Stakeholders: Invite your stakeholders, the broader community, and even opponents to join you in conversations that could move your mission forward.

  • Build Coalitions: Host conversations among related groups to build a broader coalition for your cause.

  • Drive Post-conversation Action: Many people will emerge from conversations across the country excited to translate the spirit of National Conversation Project into action. Provide opportunities for them to do so. Contact Pearce to invite NCP participants to join your post-conversation actions. 

  • Self-guided Conversations: Provide space and conversation guides for your members to engage in rich yet casual conversations.

  • Facilitated Conversations: Want to bring a professional facilitator to your group? Partner with one of 700+ facilitators in the NCDD network.

  • Virtual Conversations: Bridge geographic divides by connecting your members with those of other activist groups across the nation. Coordinate with Julie then point members to Mismatch.org where they can sign up for a virtual conversation.