May 2, 2011

Social change & nonprofit calendar: May

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SOCAP Europe will contain a track on the Middle East & North Africa region.


Events guide for nonprofits & social change organizations

JD LasicaHere’s a roundup of conferences and events scheduled in the nonprofit and social change sectors for the month of May. I’ll be heading to British Columbia for the first time on May 18 to take part in Media that Matters, an invitation-only event with dozens of media producers and thought leaders.

For the full year, see our Calendar of 2011 social change conferences. If you’re interested in social media, tech and marketing conferences, see this month’s calendar on our sister site,

If you know of other events, please share by adding the info in the comments below.

Conference Date Place
99% Conference May 5-6 New York
This event brings together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries to offer a behind-the-scenes look at their processes as they share road-tested insights on pushing ideas forward.
Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change May 13-14 Vancouver, BC
Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change is an intensive, interactive gathering focused on ways to lead a successful, socially conscious enterprise. This unique forum offers women from small and large organizations the chance to explore business challenges in an intimate and inspiring environment drawing on the successful Social Venture Institute model. womensconference
Media that Matters May 18-22 Cortes Island, BC
Media that Matters is a retreat and collaboratory for digital visionaries who are building bridges to broader audiences and new possibilities. This intimate, multidisciplinary gathering is aimed at sharpening skills, strengthening leadership, expanding professional connections, fueling passions and navigating the currents of today’s dynamic media climate. Media that Matters
ArtezInterAction May 19 San Francisco
The program will cover a range of topics from integration of social media tools to exploring mobile giving to best practices for online fundraising that will help nonprofits connect with their donors and prospects online. Learn about the latest trends in cloud computing, social network fundraising, smartphone apps and mobile web e-commerce. Clam Lorenz
Microfinance USA May 23-24 New York
This is the place where the nation’s leading microfinance champions exchange ideas and information that set the agenda for the future of the field. Join the conversation with expert practitioners, top investors and frontline researchers to explore and expand microfinance in the U.S.
SOCAP Europe May 30-June 1 Amsterdam
SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital toward social good. The event series connects global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build a market at the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP is also returning to San Francisco in September.

JD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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3 thoughts on “Social change & nonprofit calendar: May

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    Two days of engaging, inspiring and 'must have' knowledge for the not for profit sector highlighting new developments, leading practice and strategy in digital communications and social media. This unique convention will allow you to explore innovative approaches with experts and third sector organisations that have successfully applied them in their work, often with fascinating results

    Keynote speakers include Allison Fine co-author ‘The Networked Non Profit’ and Bill Liao co-founder of Xing,,, international social entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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