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How will I get the host guide?
Immediately after you register your conversation, you'll receive an email with the Host Guide, which includes everything you need to know about hosting a conversation. The email also includes a reminder of the details of your conversation and sample text to use when inviting guests. The day before your conversation, you will receive another email with the host guide again attached.
Do I have to come up with questions?
Nope! We provide you with a Host Guide that has 3 big questions that you'll ask the group. For each question, you'll give each guest equal time to share their answer. There’s nothing you need to do to prepare except read through the host guide.
Do I need to be an expert on the topic I choose?
Not at all! An Inclusivv conversation is a great place to come excited to learn. Everyone has experiences and perspectives they can share and we’re all bound to walk away with a new insight.
Can anyone host?
Yes! All you have to do is figure out the time and place, and follow the host guide. You don't even need to host in your home. Restaurants are great venues for busy hosts! Your role is to give people the opportunity to have this conversation and follow the Host Guide.
Can anyone host a conversation from any topic?
Some topics are designed specifically for a certain city or region and the questions won't always make sense for people who aren't living in that community. We ask that you look for conversations in your region. You are prompted to type in your area and available topics will appear.
Do I have to invite guests? How do I get guests?
We encourage hosts to reach out to their networks in search of a diverse group. We provide sample text you're welcome to use! If you list your conversation as ‘open’, people will be able to find your conversation by browsing the platform and our team will also point people to your conversation. Once your conversation's max guest capacity is reached, it will show up as 'full' on the platform.
Can I remove a guest if they tell me they can't make it?
Yes! If someone tells you they're not able to attend anymore, they can remove themselves from the guest list and so can you. Just go to the "my conversation" in the top right-hand corner of your page, find the conversation you're talking about and click 'change details.' See photo below :) Scroll down and check their name at the bottom under 'remove guests' and click submit. This way someone else is free to take their place.
Am I in charge of communicating with guests pre and post-conversation?
Nope! We'll take care of communicating with your guests, if they RSVP via your conversation page. We automatically send out all the information to your guests after they sign up, reminders of the conversation, and a follow-up survey after the conversation. We just ask that you communicate any last minute changes to the conversation and list any specifics regarding food, parking, and accessibility in the notes of your conversation.
What if I need to change the details of or cancel a conversation I'm hosting?
If you need to change the details or cancel your conversation, go to the "my conversations" in the top right-hand corner of your page, find the conversation you want to change and click 'change details.' See photo above :) You will be able to make edits or cancel and any changes you make will prompt an automatic email to your guests notifying them of the change.
What if I can't get anyone to register for my conversation?
We do recommend having at least 4 guests at each conversation. If you're in need of more guests, we ask that you first try recruiting more with our help and if you still don't have 4 guests 24 hrs before your conversation, we ask that you reschedule.
How do we give our feedback?
Following your conversation, you will receive an email from inclusivv with a survey and more information about the topic of your conversation. Not only does inclusivv read the surveys, but we share feedback in a report to the partner of the topic.
Can I bring a guest to the conversation who hasn't registered?
We ask that everyone wishing to attend a conversation register individually (with separate emails) so they are all kept up to date and can receive their own feedback survey.
Why do I have to create an account?
In order for us to make sure you have the information you need and to receive the follow-up survey, you need to register via the platform. Creating a password also ensures the security of your information (phone, email, address). We also track our 'inclusivv Rockstars' so the more you attend & host, the sweeter the rewards!
Do I have to provide the full meal or pay for everyone at a restaurant?
No. There are a million ways to host a conversation and so many of them are at minimal cost to you. Say you choose to host at a restaurant, everyone can pay for their own meal so choose a place you would want to eat at :) OR if you're hosting at home, you could make it a potluck or ask everyone to chip in for a pizza! Feel free to get creative. The most important thing isn't the meal itself, it's that everyone is gathered in a space safe to share and connect.