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Upcoming Events

Data on Purpose 2018

February 15-16, 2018 Stanford, CA
Who should attend Data on Purpose? Anyone using data—from executive leaders, to data analysts, to those working on data governance—to transform how social sector organizations operate, how they interact with one another, and how they serve constituents. 

Past Events

Nonprofit Management Institute 2017

September 12-13, 2017 Stanford, CA

The twelfth annual Nonprofit Management Institute—Leading Social Change in Turbulent Times—recognized that organizational leaders face difficult and uncertain roads ahead. Through a mix of intensive sessions, hands-on workshops, and insightful interviews with thought leaders from academia, nonprofits, for-profits, and government, this conference inspired and made the attendees ready to take action.

Nonprofit Management Institute 2016

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

On September 12-13, 2016, the eleventh annual Nonprofit Management Institute explored the power of network leadership to drive social change.

Frontiers of Social Innovation

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

On May 3-5, 2016, SSIR hosted leaders from around the world at its inaugural Frontiers of Social Innovation forum 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.


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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.

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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