As funders, you may participate in board meetings and site visits, committee meetings and funder collaboratives, grantee convenings and focus groups, staff meetings, and more. Having adept facilitation skills can make these gatherings more efficient, engaging and enjoyable for all.

Here are ten ways to boost your facilitation skills:

1. Plan, plan, plan
2. Engage the right stakeholders
3. Have a strong agenda
4. Be clear about the meeting type
5. Delineate roles
6. Beware of the balancing act
7. Use visuals wisely
8. Logistics matter
9. Preempt trouble
10. Facilitate from any seat

Read the full article about facilitation at Exponent Philanthropy.