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Data on Purpose 2019

February 19-20, 2019 Stanford University

Data on Purpose 2019: “Navigating the Digital Now”

In both our personal and professional lives, we are living in a digital world. The days of planning for our digital future are past. Today we operate in the digital now. Whether we identify ourselves as such, we are the leaders of digital organizations operating in a digital environment.

At our 5th annual Data on Purpose conference, Stanford Social Innovation Review will help nonprofit leaders identify the best ways to build data and technology capacity. We will weave together the latest research- and practice-based insights from data scientists and researchers, nonprofit and foundation leaders, policymakers, and other prominent experts, to help identify what is truly important, versus simply what is possible or what is urgent.

Past Events

Nonprofit Management Institute 2018

September 12-14, 2018 Stanford University

Nonprofit Management Institute 2018: “Toward Real Change: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”


Over the course of three days—September 12, 13, and 14, 2018—SSIR brought together respected scholars exploring the latest research and thinking on the root causes and most promising solutions to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; notable leaders of organizations working to make progress against these issues, and prominent voices elevating the dialog on these topics. Not being satisfied in merely raising awareness of these issues, our goal was to probe the complex layers of these challenges, to create a greater understanding of the mechanisms that cause them, and to outline steps we can all take to address them.


Frontiers of Social Innovation 2018

May 21-22, 2018 at Stanford Univeristy

SSIR hosted leaders from around the world at its biannual Frontiers of Social Innovation forum on May 21-22, 2018, 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.

Data on Purpose 2018

February 15-16, 2018 Stanford, CA

Data on Purpose 2018: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World featured a mix of keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions that were useful for 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. 

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.

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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.

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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