Intentional Social Interaction – Consulting

Our model of Intentional Social Interaction is designed to transfer to those we serve.

Do you have an urgent and compelling need to engage people across race, class, culture or other means of self-identity? Are you achieving measurable headway on your strategic goal?

Although Marnita’s table is a 501(c)(3), 70 % of our income derives from organization who hire us. Marnita’s Table provides experienced based solutions. We are experts in:

Social Capital Assessment
Catalyzation & Accrual
Interactive Conference Design & Management
Facilitation
Program Design
Training Trainers
Plenary Session Design
Project Management
Ideation
Site Selection
Evaluation and Outcomes Analysis.

In the last 12 years, we have hosted over thousands Interactions serving almost 30,000 individuals. Each and every Interaction achieved specific incubating objectives by qualitative measurement with our clients, convening partners and community allies.

Level One
Intentional Social Interaction

Our gateway experience, purely social where participants are encouraged just to meet one new idea or person. Catalyze new relationships. Begin building a dialogue. Bring together a team. Central Minnesota is already experiencing improved social engagement across race, class and culture as a result of a series of CommUNITY Table designed to ignite relationships and build the goodwill necessary to come together as a healthy community.

Level Two
Focused Conversation

A unique take on the focus group, focused conversations build reciprocal relationships between those seeking the insight and those providing it. Often used as a Phase 1 of a Concerted Social Action planning session. This model was successfully used to catalyze relationships on behalf of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors to further their twinning relationships between the Oromo Region of Ethiopia and the State of Minnesota Department of Health.

Level Three
Concerted Social Action

Multi-disciplinary, multi-ethnic, multi-generational strategic vision aligning and action planning process to develop a executable plan to address some societal need. The Young Women’s Initiative co-convened with the Minnesota Department of Health STD/HIV Section is already having impact in reducing STD/HIV in young women of color in the State of Minnesota through one project of concerted social action.

Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our eleven-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the GLBT and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.