Step 3 Seat Your Guests — Invite Your Network
Now that you’ve established a framework and program, you will want to bring guests to the table.
- How will you engage your peers and other leaders in your community? Will you bring anyone on as co-hosts? Call on friends to facilitate roundtable discussions and recruit other changemakers to attend?
- When it comes to attendance, the sky’s the limit! Aim to assemble a diverse slate of friends, peers, colleagues and others who value community and meaningful dialogue. You can always count on more insightful conversation when you bring together guests from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
- Before you reach out to potential guests, consider your Shabbat experience from the perspective of your attendees. Will they be looking to join a larger community of peers? To one day transition from attendee to Shabbat host? Make sure that your invitations clearly reflect your event’s inherent purpose and value.
- Send a visually appealing, informative invitation with plenty of time to spare! Check out our production strategy guide for more details about invitation timing and strategy.
- For some extra inspiration, check out some sample invitations below.