FAQ | On the Table
What is On the Table and why should I participate?
When is On the Table Macon?
Septemeber 27 - October 1, 2021
How can I get involved?
What safety protocols are in place during the COVID-19 pandemic?
What does a host need to do? What’s involved?
Who can Host a Table?
Any person or organization can host a table, and they will receive a Host Toolkit with everything they need, including a conversation guide and easy ideas for taking action after the event.
What is a Super Host?
How do I get started?
Who do I invite?
What is expected of a Host?
Host a conversation between September 27 through October 1, 2021. Most conversations will last approximately 40 to 90 minutes.
Invite 8 to 12 guests. Gather virtually using Zoom or in person at a place of your choice. A public place is recommended but not required.
View the online training that will be posted on our resources page.
Complete a post-event survey and ask your guests to do so as well. This is a crucial part of On the Table as the survey allows us to collect the creative ideas and actionable plans discussed during the event.
Should I register as a public or private table?
A private table means you will invite specific guests to your table and it will not be listed on our website. A public table is open to anyone to attend and will be listed on our website.
Is there training available?
All hosts are required to complete training. Training will take up to an hour to complete. Please review the Training Page.
What happens after the conversation?
Share your stories. We encourage all participants to share insights on social media using #OnTheTableMacon, submitting their stories, or emailing us at OnTheTable@cfcga.org.
Complete a short survey. Be part of the community report. Share your experiences, thoughts and ideas that arose from these conversations. We want to hear from every voice!
Look for the Community Report. The Community Foundation will share a community report highlighting the ideas, conversations, themes and outcomes that emerge from On the Table. This data will inform efforts to improve our community in the months ahead.
Apply for Conversation to Action Grant. On The Table is about identifying issues, advancing solutions and taking action ourselves, not waiting on someone else to fix it. We hope these conversations spur ideas for civic engagement and impact that individuals can do on their own. CFCG will offer a mini-grant program for ideas that require a little seed funding to get started.