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Upcoming Events

Data on Purpose | Do Good Data: from Possibilities to Responsibilities

February 7-8, 2017; Stanford, CA
Join other data experts, academics, practitioners, and social sector leaders for two days of skillfully-led sessions on topics ranging from aligning practice with policy to creating a culture of data, and how Silicon Valley is facilitating data practices in civil society.

Past Events

Nonprofit Management Institute 2016

Sep. 13-14, 2016 Stanford, CA
Jane Wei-Skillern, Beth Kanter, Ernesto Sirolli, and others

Professional development for social sector leaders. Each year SSIR presents an intensive two-day conference to equip nonprofit leaders with new ways of looking at strategic issues and critical knowledge, and skills.

Frontiers of Social Innovation

May 3-5, 2016 Stanford, CA
Darren Walker, Raj Chetty, Angela Glover Blackwell, and others

Frontiers of Social Innovation: A Forum for Global Leaders. Foundation presidents, scholars, social entrepreneurs, government officials, NGO leaders, philanthropists, and business executives convene at Stanford University to discuss the most recent research and thinking on the causes of social inequities, and, importantly, the approaches and programs that are proving to be most effective at creating a more economically just world.

Nonprofit Management Institute 2015

Sep. 9-11, 2015 Stanford, CA
Barbara Bush, Andrew Zolli, Heather McLeod Grant, Pat Christen

The tenth annual Nonprofit Management Institute explored how leaders could build resilience in their organizations, communities, and in themselves.

Data on Purpose: Creating Social Change with Data

June 2-3, 2015 Stanford, CA
Jake Porway, Andrew Means, Jim Fruchterman, and Nancy Lublin

Data for social change is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the social sector. Learn how to productive use of it, guard it, and share it.


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Social Media on Purpose 2014

May 22, 2014
Beth Kanter

The 2014 edition of this conference explored how social media can be used strategically to advance an organization's mission.


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