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Join us for a Civic Dinners conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

 

Help us LAUNCH a conversation that matterS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
 

Miami-Dade TPO invites you to join leaders across Dade County in a conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

The month of November the Miami-Dade TPO is hosting a series of Civic Dinners to discuss how to best increase transportation mobility options with residents and business leaders. Host or join a dinner exploring the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will require to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system.


WHAT IS A CIVIC DINNER?

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A Civic Dinner is a conversation over dinner, with a host, 6-10 guests, three big questions, with equal time to share and one voice at a time. The questions are provided to the host in advance and a follow-up email is automatically sent to all guests and hosts that help collect key insights from the dinner.

Learn more about hosting and attending a Transit Mobility Civic Dinner


WHO ARE YOU?

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HOST A CIVIC DINNER

Gather 6-10 friends, peers, colleagues and neighbors for dinner for a conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.


YOUR ROLE AS A HOST

Civic Dinners makes organizing your dinner easy.

Simply go civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility click "Host a Dinner" and add your specific dinner details to create a custom dinner page to send to your guests to register for your dinner. All information regarding the conversation is automatically set, including email reminders and follow-ups sent to all guests and you as the host. Here are some things to keep in mind.

 

1) Plan your dinner

  • Choose a date and location.

  • You can host either in a home or at a local restaurant, as long as it is a quiet space for 6-10 guests.

  • Decide on max capacity (best to keep to 6 if hosting at a restaurant).

  • Decide if you’d like it to be potluck or if you’d like to provide the food and ask people to pitch in.

  • Remember there is no responsibility for the host to cover the total cost of the dinner.

  • Everyone pays for their own meal or brings a dish if it is potluck, so there is no cost burden on the host.

 

2) Post your dinner

  • Go to civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility and click “Host a Dinner” to setup your dinner.

  • Follow the simple guide to select the date, time, location, max guests.

  • Dinners can be set to "open" where anyone can register or "host approval" where guests fill out more information about themselves and the host must approve guests before any confirmation is sent.

  • Upon completion you will have a branded dinner page with a unique URL you can share.

  • You’ll also receive a confirmation email with a link to download the host guide.

  • The Host Guide includes all prompts and questions that guide the conversation so you can sit back, relax and listen.

 

3) Spread the word and manage your guests

  • Invite friends or guests and share via Facebook through your dinner page.

  • Civic Dinners are designed to be inclusive, so hosts are encouraged to invite diverse voices to the table to enable a robust conversation.

  • Or leave it open on the platform and be open to people you may not know attending your dinner.

  • Track guests who have registered for your dinner through email or your dinner page.

  • All communications and reminders are automatically set through CivicDinners.com.

  • View the marketing guide below with sample messaging and images to share.

 

4) Enjoy your dinner and tell us about it!

  • Simply follow the host guide sent via email or follow the host guide card in the host kit.

  • Follow the Civic Dinner guidelines of one voice at a time, with equal time to share.

  • Make sure to take a photo of the dinner and capture any memorable quotes to share on social media.

  • Remember to post photos and share your experience on social media tagging @CivicDinners,@miamidadetpo and #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

  • Encourage your guests to host their own Civic Dinner and keep the conversation going.

  • After the dinner, Civic Dinners will follow up with guests with a survey link to share their reflections, ideas and feedback.

Have questions or need help? Contact our user support team at support@civicdinners.com

Watch the Transit Mobility Civic Dinners Webinar Below:


MARKETING YOUR CIVIC DINNER

YOU are amazing! Thank you for diving in and hosting a Transit Mobility Civic Dinner on behalf of Miami-Dade TPO! We've created copy/paste messaging to help recruit attendees at your dinner.

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EMAIL

 

Hey [best person ever],

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on Transit Mobility on [insert date and time] at [awesome location of your Civic Dinner] and would love it if you could make it!

This isn't just any dinner. This November, the Miami-Dade TPO is hosting Civic Dinners across the county to discuss how to best increase transportation mobility options with residents and business leaders. Host or join a dinner exploring the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will require to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system.

You can anticipate some good food and good company, and some really meaningful and important conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

You can learn more about my Civic Dinner and register at: [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com]

I hope you can make it and join in on what should be a great night!



FACEBOOK

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  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting

  • Use your unique URL from civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

  • Tag and follow us at @civicdinners and @miamidadetpo

  • Include #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

 

Post 1: Call for Dinner Guests

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on behalf of Miami Dade TPO! Join me [date and time] for an important conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

Learn more about this cool collaboration with CivicDinners and Miami-Dade TPO and register at [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com/]

#MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

 

Post 2: Call for Hosts

Miami-Dade TPO is looking for leaders across the Miami-Dade County to host a Civic Dinner on Transit Mobility. You'll join a movement of thousands of conversations exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

Getting started is easy. Just sign up to host, select a location (your house or quiet restaurant), invite a diverse group of friends and neighbors, and download the step-by-step Host Guide that includes everything else you'll need.   

civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

#MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

 


TWITTER

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting

  • Use your unique URL from civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

  • Tag and follow us at @civicdinners and MiamiDade TPO

  • Include #Miami-DadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

     

Tweet 1: Join My Civic Dinner

I've joined @miamidadetpo and @civicdinners to host a Civic Dinner on [Date]. Grab your seat at the table and let's break bread to explore SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow. Signup --> [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com] #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

 

Tweet 2: Host a Civic Dinner

Rally your community around the dinner table, host your own Civic Dinner! @MiamiDadeTPO and @civicdinners makes it easy: civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN


INSTAGRAM

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting

  • Use your unique URL from civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

  • Tag and follow us at @civicdinners and @MiamiDade TPO

  • Include #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

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Post 1: Join My Dinner

I've joined Miami-Dade TPO to host a Civic Dinner on Transit Mobility on [Date]. Grab your seat at the table and let's break bread to explore SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow. Link to signup in bio or leave a comment for more info! #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN


LINKEDIN

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting

  • Use your unique URL from www.civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

  • Tag and follow us at @civicdinners and @miamidadetpo

  • Include #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN

 

Post 1: Call for Dinner Guests

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on Transit Mobility, one of many conversations across the Miami-Dade County! Join me [date and time] for a night of meaningful and important conversations exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow..

Learn more about this cool collaboration with @CivicDinners and sign-up at [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com]

#MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN


SIGN-UP TO HOST

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A CIVIC DINNER?

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ATTEND A CIVIC DINNER

Miami Dade TPO invites you to join leaders across Dade County in a conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

This November, the Miami-Dade TPO is hosting a series of Civic Dinners to discuss how to best increase transportation mobility options with residents and business leaders. Join a dinner exploring the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will require to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

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EMAIL INVITE

Dear friends of [organization name],

You’re invited to join communities across Miami-Dade County in a conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

This November, Miami-Dade TPO is hosting Civic Dinners across the county to discuss how to best increase transportation mobility options with residents and business leaders. Host or join a dinner exploring the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will require to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system.

Hosting a dinner is fun and easy! Simply follow these steps:

1) Plan your dinner

  • Choose a date

  • You can host either in a home or at a local restaurant, as long as it's a quiet space for 6-10 people

  • Decide if you’d like it to be potluck or if you’d like to provide the food and ask people to pitch in

2) Post your dinner

  • Go to www.civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility and click “Host a Dinner”

  • Follow the simple guide to select the date, time, location, max guests

  • Make your dinner “open” to anyone or “host approval” where you approve each guest

  • You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to download the host guide

3) Spread the word and manage your guests

  • Invite friends or guests and share via Facebook through your unique URL dinner page

  • Track guests who have registered for your dinner through email or your dinner page

  • Use the marketing guide here for sample posts to recruit guests

  • All communications and reminders are automatically set through CivicDinners.com

4) Enjoy your dinner and tell us about it!

  • Follow the host guide sent via email or follow the host guide card in the host kit

  • Remember to take a photo of the dinner and capture any memorable quotes to share on social media

  • Encourage your guests to fill out the follow-up survey to help inform the statewide campaign

We are proud to partner with Miami-Dade TPO for this important conversation and see it as a great way to engage our local partners, families and community leaders.


We hope you join us at the table.

Cheers!


NEWSLETTER

You’re invited to join communities across Miami-Dade County in a conversation exploring SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow..

This November, the Miami-Dade TPO is hosting a series Civic Dinners to discuss how to best increase transportation mobility options with residents and business leaders. Host or join a dinner exploring the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will require to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system. Learn more and find all the helpful tools and resources about how to host and spread the word, here.

We hope you join us at the table.

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TWITTER

Important tags and handles:

  • #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners

  • #MiamiSMARTPLAN

  • Miami-Dade TPO

  • @civicdinners

 

Tweet 1:  Be Our Guest

BE OUR GUEST! Join us at the table for a @civicdinners conversation around #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN in your community to explore SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.

civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

 

Tweet 2:  Host a Dinner

Want to host a conversation that matters? We’re looking for brave hosts to lead a @civicdinners conversation around #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN in your community. www.civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility


FACEBOOK

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Important tags and handles:

  • #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners

  • #MiamiSMARTPLAN

  • @civicdinners

  • @miamidadetpo

 

Post 1: Be Our Guest

BE OUR GUEST! Join us at the table for a @civicdinners conversation around #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN in your community to explore SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow.. www.civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility

 

Post 2: Host a Dinner

Want to host a conversation that matters? We’re looking for brave hosts to lead a @civicdinners conversation around #MiamiDadeTPOcivicdinners #MiamiSMARTPLAN in your community. Join us as we explore SMARTER mobility today and tomorrow. www.civicdinners.com/Miami-DadeTPO-mobility


Thanks so much for your interest in joining us at the table for a conversation that matters. 

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