Coffee Chats

Program Description

Have you ever worked feverishly on solving a problem that was unique to your organization? Have you then found that that someone else, working with a similar organization in a different city, had solved that same problem the year before? We aim to eliminate duplicated work by sharing resources and staying connected. Our coffee chats focus on a different topic each month that poses relevant to gleaning organizations around the country. Previous topics include: CRM management/options, legal questions, volunteer management through COVID, anything relevant to our members. 


Coffee Chats take place once a month and the topic is decided ahead of time. While there is no formal format, and each chat is based around the needs of that topic, generally you can count on outside professionals, speakers, and/or experts in specific areas speaking for the first half of the call. The second half is your time to ask questions, connect with, and learn from one another.

September 2021 Coffee Chat Recap

The September Coffee Chat hosted by Barbara Eiswerth, Executive Director of Iskashitaa Refugee Network in Phoenix, Arizona provided information about refugees and strategies on how to engage the refugee community in gleaning.  Refugees come to this country with a wealth of knowledge to share with local gleaning organizations.  Download the presentation.


Coffee Chats are held on the 4th Thursday of every month 11am PST/2pm EST. Please, join us for this month’s Coffee Chat on October 28th at 2 pm Eastern Time, 11 am Pacific Time. The topic is Fundraising.  Note that the Coffee Chat is the same registration as the Webinar this month. 


Please email your questions in advance through our “Contact Us” page and register for the Zoom meeting here

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