January 2, 2012

Calendar of 2012 nonprofit & social change conferences

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Barbara Guillaume, a human rights activist born and raised in Haiti, at Sustainatopia 2011 (photo by JD Lasica).

SuperGuide to events for nonprofits & social good organizations

Note: See our calendar of 2012 nonprofit and social change conferences.

JD LasicaFollowing is a roundup of conferences and events scheduled in the nonprofit and social change sector in 2012 with a few related events tossed in as well. This has become an annual tradition here at Socialbrite, and we hope you’ll bookmark this page and return to it throughout the year — we’ll be updating it throughout 2012 as more conference details firm up.

We’ll be reporting on many of these events and invite you to share your coverage or observations on Socialbrite, or let us know and we’ll tweet it or Facebook it. Throughout the year you’ll be able to see a list of all these events in the weekly Google calendar in the sidebar at the lower right of nearly every page on Socialbrite.

If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom. Note that we’ve also published a calendar of 2012 conferences in social media, tech and marketing on our sister site, Socialmedia.biz.

 

Conference Date Place
January
edSocial Media Bootcamp Jan. 12 Windsor, Conn.
The edSocialMedia Bootcamp offers a one-day, practical application of social media tools in a school environment. The workshop provides an in-depth, hands-on introduction to social media for school leaders and administrators, complete with an opportunity to create and share content through edSocialMedia’s practice lab site and other social media channels. edsocialmedia
The Intersection Event Jan. 14 Emeryville, Calif.
In this day-long event, innovators converge with leading social change agents to tackle significant issues. The Intersection reflects a change in how philanthropy is being delivered to the world and how innovation can drive your bottom line, improving the businesses that participate and the world around us. Susan Sarandon
WordCamp Various Worldwide
WordCamps are casual, locally organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 25 million sites on the Web. WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. The year’s first WordCamp takes place in Birmingham, Ala. on Jan. 14-15. wordcamp
TransportationCamp Jan. 21 Washington, DC
TransportationCamp is a free unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.
PodCamp Halifax Jan. 22 Dartmouth, Canada
A PodCamp is a free BarCamp-style community unconference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTube producers, social networkers and anyone curious about new media. podcamp-halifax
Emerging Media Conference Jan. 23-26 San Francisco
This gathering gives people the chance to view and experience the latest in technology advances and upcoming product roll-outs. For three full days there will be demonstrations, presentations and discussions led by some of the most connected and recognized experts in the industry.
World Economic Forum Jan. 25-29 Davos, Switzerland
This gathering convenes under the theme, The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. World leaders and public figures return to their core purpose of defining what the future should look like, aligning stakeholders around that vision and inspiring their institutions to realize that vision. Davos
Content Marketing Retreat Jan. 26-27 Langley, Wash.
This year’s conference will move beyond “building the case for content marketing” to sharing strategic insight and best practices on how to effectively plan, manage and measure content creation, curation, publication and distribution..
She’s Geeky 10 – The 5th Bay Area Event Jan. 27-29 Mountain View, Calif.
She’s Geeky hosts unconferences across the nation, providing an environment for women working in technology and other geeky fields (science, engineering and math) to learn from one another, grow networks, connect across generations and discuss issues. shesgeeky4
Social Media for Nonprofits – NYC Jan. 30 New York
The multi-city series focuses on providing practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing and advocacy, all delivered by experts in keynotes, workshops, roundtables and panels. Topics include viral marketing campaigns, volunteer recruitment, social email campaigns and more.
February
Media That Matters Feb. 10-11 Washington, DC
This year’s theme, “Change for Good,” features conversations about how independent social change filmmakers can execute integrated campaigns that are strategic, action-oriented and have enduring impact. mediathatmatters
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Feb. 11-15 Seattle
CSCW presents research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations and communities. CSCW encompasses both the technical and social challenges encountered when supporting collaboration. The development and application of new technologies continues to enable new ways of working together and coordinating activities.
Rootscamp Feb. 18-19 Washington, DC
This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Rootscamp unconference where organizers set the agenda, share lessons learned and drive the conversation about best practices in organizing. RootsCamp is an “open space” unconference driven by the people who attend to share, debrief and celebrate the tremendous work organizers have made. rootscamp
Wisdom 2.0 Feb. 23-26 Redwood City, Calif.
Join the founders of Facebook, PayPal, Zynga, and other technology leaders along with wisdom teachers in this conference where they focus on exploring how one can live mindfully and wisely and engage the great technologies of this age in ways that benefit us, our society and our world. Eckhart Tolle Halvorson
BlissDom Feb. 23-25 Nashville, Tenn.
This conference is for women who find and express their bliss by publishing online. Speakers and panels will feature the best blogging, public relations and social media pros who’ll be on hand to mentor new and old friends.
Social Enterprise Conference Feb. 25-26 Boston
This year’s conference will feature two days of rich content at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. The Saturday schedule is designed for a smaller and more practitioner-focused audience, while the Sunday schedule will feature about 100 speakers with a more general focus with a Pitch for Change Competition and Career Fair. social-enterprise-conference
TED Feb. 27-Mar 2 Long Beach, Calif.
From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, TED 2012 will display remarkable speakers, new uses of music, extravagant use of underused senses, intricate choreography between speaker and screen, new ways of involving the audience, breakthroughs in animation, intense, campfire-style storytelling and some “spectacular surprises.” ted2012
TEDActive Feb. 27-Mar 2 Palm Springs, Calif.
TEDActive is an opportunity to let your mind travel the world of ideas while watching the live-hosted TED 2012 program on screen in a comfortable, customizable space. When the talks are over, your conversations with other passionate people begin — a chance to engage in inspiring discussions and projects. tedactive
March
Washington Nonprofit Conference March 1-2 Washington, DC
Need a fresh perspective on fundraising? At this conference, you’ll learn innovative strategies and creative approaches to fundraising that will help you identify and develop new initiatives for your programs, as well as how to increase donations. You’ll find more than 30 educational sessions, a keynote presentation and roundtable discussions so that you’re able to pick and choose from topics that best offer solutions to your challenges. washington-non-profit
SXSW March 9-18 Austin, Texas
South by Southwest offers an amazing gathering of thought leaders in independent music, independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. tim street
Left Forum March 16-18 New York
A one-of-a-kind gathering, Left Forum convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the public. Conference participants come together to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world, to discuss differences, commonalities and alternatives to current challenges and to share ideas for transforming the world. LeftForum
Cause Conference March 21 San Diego
The 14th annual AMA Cause Conference is the West Coast’s largest cause partnership event that will feature experts in cause marketing, nonprofit resource development, community relations, new media technology and corporate social responsibility. This daylong networking and informational event offers nonprofits and businesses innovative ways to be a force for good in the current economic climate. Cause Conference
eCampaigning Forum March 21-22 Oxford, UK
In the 10th annual eCampaigning Forum, you’ll learn about e-campaigning from the people who do it and share effective strategies and practices with peers. ecampaigningforum
Creating Social Change March 22 London
Creating Social Change will bring together individuals and organizations to discuss why a new, integrated approach is needed to achieve meaningful change for social and environmental sustainability. The day will include inspiring examples of both research and practitioners at the forefront of the movement to create long-term changes in collective societal values, behaviors and lifestyles.
The Social Enterprise Exchange March 27 Glasgow, UK
This event will create plenty of opportunity to exchange best practices and information on a number of topical themes including social enterprise policy, growth and replication, starting a new business, winning business, social investment, subcontracting and impact measurement. Social-Enterprise-Alliance
Skoll World Forum March 28-30 Oxford, UK
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Their mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change. About 800 hand-selected delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors convene for three days and nights and attendees representing nearly 65 countries participate in critical debates, dedicated networking events, self-organized sessions, small group workshops and compelling panel and plenary sessions. skoll
Clinton Global Initiative University Mar 30-Apr 1 Washington, DC
This fifth annual gathering will bring together students and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action across five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation and Public Health. clinton-global
April
AFP International Conference on Fundraising April 1-3 Vancouver, BC
Join your fellow fundraisers for a three-day immersion to learn best practices and strategies that work. It’s a place to gain insight from industry and world leaders, a chance to learn breakthrough fundraising tactics and an opportunity to share your own successes and challenges while meeting colleagues from across town and around the globe. Scott Harrison
Innovative Giving Conference April 2 San Francisco
Innogive returns for its 3rd annual conference at the Union Square Hilton the day before NTEN. Mobile giving is still among one of the most talked about solutions to surface in recent memory. After a sold-out 2011 show, it is clear nonprofits are hungry to learn about how to make mobile successful, given that it’s not going away.
Nonprofit Technology Conference April 3-5 San Francisco
This three-day gathering brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate and maximize effectiveness. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings and resources, NTC will help you put technology to work to further your cause.
Global Engagement Summit April 8-15 Evanston, Ill.
The Global Engagement Summit is an empowerment platform for students to make the change they wish to see in the world. GES provides the opportunity for delegates to engage in critical discussion and think about how to do good well, to network with passionate individuals and innovative thought leaders and to build capacity and develop skills to implement change-based projects.
Global Philanthropy Forum April 16-18 Washington, DC
A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work. GPF connects donors to issues, to effective strategies, to potential co-funding partners and to emblematic agents of change from around the world. Caroline Anstey
Global CSR Summit April 19-20 Cebu, Philippines
This gathering will examine the issues of sustainability for businesses in Asia for the 21st century amid weaknesses in the global economy, environmental disasters, political instability in the Middle East and the global food crisis. The theme of the event, “Beyond Sustainability,” highlights the future directions of CSR. It involves going beyond narrow concepts of sustainability that aim at minimizing environmental harm and maintaining the status quo toward a new paradigm of embracing innovative and cutting-edge solutions that benefit profits, societies and the environment. global csr
Social Venture Network Annual Member Gathering April 19-22 Stevenson, Wash.
Social Venture Network connects, supports and inspires business leaders and social entrepreneurs in expanding practices that build a just and sustainable economy. A second conference this year, the SVN Hall of Fame Celebration, will be held Nov. 13 in New York. SVN
Sustainatopia April 19-25 Miami
With 60 individual events in film, art, music, eco-fashion, food, design, parties and two major impact investing conferences, Sustainatopia is one of the biggest sustainability and impact investing events in the hemisphere. John Rosser
Innovate / Activate April 20-21 Berkeley, Calif.
Innovate / Activate is an event about intellectual property and activism. It’s about spurring change through the thoughtful consideration of IP. It’s about reexamining our approaches to improving global welfare by diagnosing new and existing IP-related challenges to activism, developing strategies for overcoming IP obstacles and delivering practical solutions. It’s about identifying additional tools for a more effective activism that is capable of challenging our accepted notions of freedom and equality.
Connections April 25-26 Alberta, Canada
The 2012 conference will bring together leaders from the nonprofit sector, the corporate community, government and other funders, and community leaders to dialogue about the significant changes that will impact the sector and its ability to meet community needs in the future. A goal of the conference is to foster enhanced understanding across the three sectors through focused dialogue on timely and relevant issues.
May
Connecting Up Australia May 1-3 Sydney, Australia
As nonprofits continue to look at new ways to innovate in all aspects of their organization, Connecting Up 2012 will be a conference that will help you draw inspiration from speakers, both international and local. Meet other people working in the nonprofit sector, share your stories and strengthen each other. Allen Gunn
Digital Leap May 3 Ontario, Canada
The Digital Leap conference is about communication in a digital world, particularly the combination of technology, strategy and creative in a digital age. The vision behind Digital Leap is to create an experience to inspire marketers and fundraisers in not-for-profit organizations to work in new ways and embrace best practices and current techniques. Digital Leap
99% Conference May 3-4 New York
For two days, creative leaders from across industries will come together to focus on the mechanics of idea execution as speakers share lessons learned in a series of 20-minute talks and interactive master classes. 99
NCTech4Good May 4 Chapel Hill, N.C.
NCTech4Good is the regional network for sharing knowledge about technologies that can advance the mission of nonprofit organizations. nct4g
Ignite Phoenix May 5 Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ignite brings together entrepreneurs, technologists, DIYers, creative professionals and enthusiastic knowledge-seekers. O’Reilly has not yet announced if there will be an Ignite Week 2012 in dozens of cities around the world (but we expect it’ll be back!). Ignite’s motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” micki
Ideation Conference May 7-9 Chicago
!deation is designed to create a rich learning and sharing experience. The goal is inspiration, encouragement and new explorations for participants. Social entrepreneurs like Scott Harrison (charity: water), Ben Keesey (Invisible Children) and Scott Belsky (Behance) have spoken in past years.
The Global Action Forum And Awards May 9-11 Los Angeles
Canceled.
Government Web and New Media Conference May 16–17 Washington, DC
The annual Government Web and New Media Conference is the premier networking and educational event of the year. Hear from peers and industry thought leaders on the latest trends and tools, learn practical strategies for improving your online strategies, see innovative projects happening throughout government and connect with colleagues from across the country.
Fundraising Day May 23 Toronto
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable organizations. The association advances philanthropy in society by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. Zak Bailey
Cause Marketing Forum May 30-31 Chicago
The ninth annual forum will include Networking Galore, New Perfect Pitch Contest and sessions such as Bridging the CSR/CM Divide, The Great Breast Cancer Debate, Cause Marketing Innovation, Gaming for Good and more. Melanie Healey
June
AFP TechKnow June 4-5 Orlando, Fla.
The AFP TechKnow Conference Presented by Visa will offer an interactive learning experience designed to connect nonprofit fundraising and management professionals with leading-edge information and effective practices in using technology to accomplish their organizations’ missions. The conference will position interactive websites and social media as core elements in today’s development mix via two tracks: strategy and technology. It will feature opportunities for learning, networking and exhibiting. Hashtag: #RewireToInspire
Sustainable Brands June 4-7 San Diego
Widely reputed to be the most compelling sustainability conference of the year, Sustainable Brands 2012 will convene over 800 brand leaders, sustainability executives from the global brands leading sustainable innovation today, and an unprecedented list of others to carry forward the conversation about sustainability as a driver of business growth and brand benefit.
BlogWorld New York June 5-7 New York
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide conference and tradeshow for all New Media. This conference is for anyone who is creating content online with Blogging, Podcasting, Vlogging, Web TV or Internet Radio, Social Media, or New Media Content of any kind. In this conference you’ll find comprehensive and critical knowledge for growing your business, brand and audience with the latest new media technology, methods and tools.
Social Change Institute June 6-10 Cortes Island, BC
SCI gathers seasoned and emerging leaders with thinkers and trainers from the change-making world. Designed to strengthen capacity, collaboration and success of the sector, SCI offers workshops, creative practices, dialogue circles and community building that will enhance your organizational effectiveness. Social Change Institute
Netroots Nation June 7-10 Providence, RI
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
Personal Democracy Forum June 11-12 New York
Personal Democracy Forum is the world’s leading conference exploring technology’s impact on politics and government. Join hundreds of individuals interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society. PDF2012-2
North by Northeast June 11-17 Toronto
Now in its 18th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE) has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film and NXNE Interactive are an essential gathering for artists, industry and fans. nxne2012
MyCharityConnects June 12-13 Toronto
Join nonprofits from across Canada and social media experts for the premier social media and online fundraising learning opportunity of the year. After three sold-out years, MyCharityConnects offers thought-provoking keynotes, practical how-to workshops and chances to learn from other nonprofits about what works online and what doesn’t.
NMC Summer Conference June 12-15 Boston
The NMC Summer Conference attracts an audience of hundreds of highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning and creative inquiry. This conference will feature new session paths that will help to spark new thinking and ideas: Imagine, Explore, Play, Create, Transform and Reflect. Joichi Ito
Conference on Scaling Impact June 13-14 New York
Social Impact Exchange’s conference focuses on building a philanthropic capital marketplace that can consistently finance the scaling of effective social solutions. The event brings together more than 400 nonprofits, foundations, individual philanthropists and nonprofit advisers to share best practices and knowledge for creating sustainable social solutions.
Tällberg Forum June 14-17 Stockholm, Sweden
The Tällberg Foundation is reaching out to thought leaders from around the world to come and join the conversation. By once again posing the question “How on Earth can we live together?,” they help leaders find viable paths in a globalized and interconnected world. John Simon
MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference June 17-20 Cambridge, Mass.
This conference will bring together past and present Knight News Challenge winners, media innovators, and community leaders – all working together to use new technologies to shape the future of news and civic media.
Games for Change Festival June 18-20 New York
The annual Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New York and the only international event uniting “games for change” creators, the public, civil society, academia, the gaming industry and media. games for change
National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 18-20 Chicago
This annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of engaging, informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more.
Net Change Week June 26-28 Toronto
Net Change Week is Canada’s premier event on social tech for social change. The weeklong series of events features training workshops, evening programming with guest speakers, lab sessions and plenty of opportunity for networking. Lisa Torjman
Aspen Ideas Festival June 27-July 3 Aspen, Colo.
The Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the festival is dedicated to dialogue and exchange and in commited to bringing ideas to the public at large. James Bennet
Allied Media Conference June 28-Jul 1 Detroit
The conference seeks to cultivate strategies for a more just and creative world. Attendees come together to share tools and tactics for transforming communities through media-based organizing. AMC2012
Indie Web Camp Jun 30-Jul 1 Portland, Ore.
IndieWebCamp is a 2-day dev camp in Portland, Oregon focused on building a more open Web.
Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp TBD TBD
Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp helps people learn how to make a positive impact in their communities and neighborhoods. It aims to serve community builders and people engaged with their neighborhoods and social good across all sectors. No date has been set yet for the 2012 event even though they promise it’ll happen in “spring 2012.” craigslist foundation
July
Community Leadership Summit July 14-15 Portland, Ore.
The Community Leadership Summit 2012 is the meeting place for community managers and leaders from all around the world.
OSCON July 16-20 Portland, Ore.
OSCON is where all the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople and investors. Today OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. OSCON is the best place to prepare for what comes next, from learning new skills to understanding how new and emerging open source technologies are going to impact how we live, work and do business.
Project SEARCH July 23-27 Austin, Texas
Project SEARCH is dedicated to providing education and training to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual,workplace and community. projsearch
Alliance for Community Media Jul 31–Aug 2 Chicago
The Alliance for Community Media is where progressive media makers come together to learn and collaborate. This year’s theme is “Collaborate.” The conference focus will support the growth of business opportunities for community media centers.
August
Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Aug. 7-9 Washington, DC
The Bridge conference brings together some of the biggest buyers, sellers and users of fundraising and direct marketing products and services. The three-day event features nationally and internationally renowned speakers and top cutting-edge educational programming. 5th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Aug. 11-14 Dallas
What does Dallas have in store for ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition? The presenters put together a video to show what’s in store. ASAE
Social Media for Nonprofits Aug. 14 Los Angeles
In this conference series, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes. David Boyce
Social Media for Nonprofits Aug. 28 Cambridge, Mass.
In this conference series, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes. Geoff Livingston
Government Open Source Conference TBD Washington, DC
GOSCON was held in August 2011 and they say they’ll return in 2012 to continue the discussion of open source in the government sector.
September
Web of Change Sept 5-9 Cortes Island, BC
Web of Change is a tribe of fearless leaders pioneering new strategies of digital engagement to improve the world. It provides senior technology and social media leaders with the opportunity to share their world-class work, ideas, and inspiration with a powerful community of deeply committed peers, all in a bucolic area of British Columbia. Alia McKee Scott
Social Venture Institute Sept. 12-16 Cortes Island, BC
Since 1996, SVI has offered leaders of social purpose businesses a forum in which to air their business problems and receive advice and mentoring. Founded by Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, SVI was designed to provide an interactive and affordable way for entrepreneurs to explore creative ways to succeed. SVI
Retail Sustainability Conference Sept. 19-21 Phoenix
The Retail Sustainability Conference brings together executives involved in establishing environmental programs and integrating green practices into their companies. The conference’s program will address the key operational aspects of environmental sustainability and compliance for the retail industry, including sessions on energy, waste management, water conservation, store operations, real estate development, supply chain issues and opportunities for improving corporate social responsibility. Walter Robb
IdeaFestival Sept. 19-22 Louisville, Ky.
IdeaFestival is a world-class event that attracts leading global innovators and thinkers to discuss and celebrate imagination, new perspectives and transformational ideas. (I’ve spoken here in the past and recommend it.) It provides a stage to explore the cross-cutting nature of innovation involving a range of diverse disciplines. Kris Kimel
GigaOM Mobilize conference Sept. 20-21 San Francisco
GigaOM’s Mobilize conference will explore the technical and business opportunities spurred by the proliferation of connected devices, apps and the way it shapes the way we work, play and live. Learn how people and enterprises need to think as we enter a mobile first world. Nick Earl
Salsa Community Conference Sept. 20-21 Washington, DC
Salsa is spicing up the Community Conference with a Geek Lab (two days of hands-on training with Salsa support and developers for all things techie: emails, donations, advocacy, supporter management, reports, queries, events, APIs and more), Salsa Newbie Training (a half day for all of you who are just getting started with Salsa), Curbside Consulting (one-on-one meetings with leading strategists), workshops and sessions to enhance your online strategies, and more.
Food + Justice = Democracy Sept. 24-26 Minneapolis, Minn.
This national meeting is a call to action for activists, urban farmers, food system workers, immigrant rights advocates and anyone seeking to explore community-driven solutions to promote food equity through the lens of race, class and gender. Food_Justice_Democracy
Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits Sep 30-Oct 2 National Harbor, Md.
Join this conference to experience everything you love about the Blackbaud Conference — three days of educational content dedicated to your specific needs and opportunities to network and interact with your peers and industry experts.
October
SOCAP Oct. 1-4 San Francisco
The venerable Social Capital Markets gathering for social entrepreneurs and change agents will return to SF’s Fort Mason.
The Feast Oct. 3-5 New York
The Feast convenes the most remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers who are revolutionizing the way things work for the betterment of humanity. feast-2012
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct 3-6 Baltimore
This series of conferences is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. grace hopper
Cause Placement Oct. 11 Washington, DC
Cause Placement 2012 is an interactive, in-depth exploration of strategies and initiatives that create mutually beneficial matches between causes and content–embedding essaging and marketing into the influential channels of entertainment including movies, television, celebrity activation, publishing, music and games. causeplacement
Social Enterprise World Forum Oct. 16-18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Social Enterprise World Forum – Fórum Mundial de Negócios Sociais 2012 is the premier global event focused on building a social enterprise movement worldwide. SEWF
PopTech Oct. 17-20 Camden, Maine
An eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene in Camden, Maine for its 16th annual gathering. A celebration for the intellectually engaged, PopTech is a chance to meet the people who are inventing our future and an opportunity to engage in stimulating presentations, exhilarating performances and life-changing conversations. Deb Levine
ArtezInterAction Oct. 18 Toronto
Whether you’re a seasoned fundraising veteran or new to fundraising, ArtezInterAction Toronto has something for everyone. This one-day conference is designed for fundraisers looking to accelerate their online activities. Alison Gordon
Bioneers Conference Oct. 19-21 San Rafael, Calif.
Explore the forefront of positive change in deeply inspiring keynote talks, panels, workshops and intensives. Network with dynamic change-makers, experience Moving Image Festival screenings and networking receptions, and discover powerful opportunities and strategies for creating positive change in your work, life and community.
Social Media for Nonprofits Oct. 23 Austin, Texas
In this conference series, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes. Libby Leffler
BSR Oct. 23-26 New York
BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration. bsr
NETA Conference Oct 30-Nov 1 St. Louis
The nonprofit National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. They connect people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation. neta
November
RECHARGE! Power Up Your Capacity Nov. 2 Jackson, Miss.
This conference is a terrific opportunity for emerging and established professionals to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change and public policy. Conference blocks will include Innovative Models of Care Delivery in the Age of Health Reform; Advocacy: Using Your Voice for Change; Prioritizing Prevention to Build Healthier Communities; and Philanthropic Support as a Catalyst for Community Change. Rob Collier
Digital Capital Week Nov. 2-9 Washington, DC
DCWEEK is a festival focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds. It’s a series of hundreds of distributed events powered by the community and complemented by core conferences, parties and projects created by the festival organizers. dcweek
Global Social Business Summit Nov. 8-10 Vienna, Austria
This annual summit gathers worldwide social business pioneers from all kind of backgrounds (corporate, political, academic, civil societal) — it’s from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. You can check last year’s website www.gsbs2011.com to get a better impression. www.gsbs2012.com will be up by February.
ARNOVA Nov. 15-17 Indianapolis
ARNOVA, now in its 41st year, is the largest and most significant research conference focusing on nonprofits, philanthropy, voluntary action and civil society to be held on an annual basis. No word yet on a date or place.
December
Big Ideas Fest Dec. 2-5 Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education.Rapid-fire speakers provide the inspiration to think differently, and Action Collabs lead the charge to create and act differently. No date set yet for the 2012 event. Big Ideas Fest

Other conferences and events

We can’t possibly list every conference in the world, but if you know of other nonprofit or social good gatherings that should be included here (or if you see anything amiss), please share in the comments or contact us!

Here are some conferences that we couldn’t find any plans for in the new year:

NETA, held in January 2011 in Nashville, Tenn.

ReVisioning Value: How to increase economic, ecological and social returns.

Twestival: Tweet, meet and give.

National Conference for Media Reform: No word on whether a conference devoted to media, technology and democracy is taking place in 2012.

Transparency Camp: An unconference that convenes a tribe of open government advocates.

Net Change Week, put on by MaRS, was held in June 2011 in Toronto.

ArtezInterAction was held in June 2011 in San Francisco and September 2011 in Toronto.

bigBANG!, sparking social innovation, was held in June 2011 in Dallas.

International Development Design Summit was held last July to August in Ghana.

Mobilize was held in September 2011 in San Francisco with a focus on cloud computing and the mobile Web.

Open Video Conference was held in September 2011 in New York to help shape the future of online video.

SXSW Eco provided solutions for a sustainable world in October 2011 in Austin, Texas.

fiess, the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy, was held in October 2011 in Montreal.

Social Enterprise Summit is an international forum for increased social impact through social enterprise.

Vivanista’s Charitable Fundraising Summit was held in November 2011, no word on whether it will return.

Nonprofit Software Development Summit was held in November 2011.

NextGen Charity, the conference on new strategies in nonprofit and philanthropy work, was held in November 2011 in New York.

International Green Awards, an initiative showcasing the best in class examples of creativity leading to sustainable outcomes, was held in London in November 2011.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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  • http://twitter.com/BOPreneur Paul Hudnut

    I think you have the wrong SOCAP in April. The one in October is the one you want for this audience.

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks for pointing that out, Paul. It was removed earlier, but a WordPress glitch restored it. Gone again. :~)

      • Luke Peterson

        A new event launching this year is the Social Innovation Incubator at Utah Valley University:

        http://www.uvu.edu/sii/

        A great two week intensive event for early stage social ventures.

  • http://www.hellobenteoh.com.au Ben Teoh

    Fantastic list! Thanks for including the Connecting Up conference.

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Sure thing, Ben, looks like a good one!

  • http://twitter.com/timolue Timo Luege

    It’d be great if you could create a list like that for Europe!

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Timo, happy to collaborate with someone on that. We released this calendar under a CC BY-NC license. Currently we don’t have any clients or speaking engagements planned there but hope we can change that.

  • http://www.world-business-dialogue.com/ Julia Kallweit

    Hey guys,
    you have a really great website! My name is Julia and I’m from the World Business Dialogue. Maybe you don’t what it is, but I can give you a short explanation:

    On March 14th and 15th, 2012, the University of Cologne will once again host the internationally renowned, largest student-run business convention – the World Business Dialogue (WBD) for the 15th time. Outstanding leaders from business, politics, and science will meet with 300 enthusiastic international students.
    At the World Business Dialogue, you will have the unique opportunity to develop optimistic solutions to deal with the demanding subject matter within workshops and panel-discussions.

    Aside from the two convention days and the Career Fair (13-03-2012) – the most exclusive recruiting event in Germany – we offer you an extraordinary supporting program during your stay. It takes place the day before the convention and includes multiple cultural highlights, selected company visits, and the possibility to explore the infamous nightlife of Cologne.

    For further information please check out our homepage: http://www.world-business-dialogue.co….

    It would be great, if you can add it to your “Calendar of 2012 nonprofit & social change conferences”

    Thank you very much and I hope, that it works :)
    Julia

    PS: You can watch our new trailer on http://vimeo.com/channels/worl

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  • @charlestlee

    Thanks JD! Great list.

    I also organize a conference on social good called Ideation Conference (http://ideationconference.com). We’ve had some phenomenal social entrepreneurs like Scott Harrison (charity: water), Beth Kanter, Ben Keesey (Invisible Children), Scott Belsky (Behance), Sean Carrasso (Falling Whistles), TOMS Shoes, etc.

    Love the fact that these gatherings are becoming more common place.

    Our event will be in Chicago next year May 7-9.

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks, Charles, we’ve added it to the list.

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  • http://communityethics.co.uk Josh Chandler

    Thanks for putting this great list of events together JD.

  • http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/ Krista Washington

    Great list! Would love to add the following event, if possible.

    On April 16-19 2012, the U.S. Soccer Foundation will host the 6th annual Urban Soccer Symposium at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

    The Urban Soccer Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. In 2011, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Urban Soccer Collaborative hosted over 105 urban soccer programmers and featured motivational talks from athletes such as Notah Begay III and Dominique Dawes. Remarks from industry leaders, break-out sessions and an advocacy day on Capitol Hill are a few of the events that will be held during the Symposium. Registration for the Symposium opens Monday, January 9, 2012.

    For more information about the Urban Soccer Symposium, visit http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/symposium.

  • http://twitter.com/LeahEustace Leah Eustace

    Great stuff. I have a few to add for Canada:

    – April 28-20, 2012 in Victoria, BC: the CAGP (Canadian Association of Gift Planners) National Conference http://www.cagp-acpdp.org/en/education/2012conf.aspx
    – April 29-May 1, 2012 in Calgary, AB: AHP (Association of Healthcare Philanthropy) Canada Regional Conference
    – May 7, 2012 in Ottawa, ON: Fundraising Day (presented by the AFP Ottawa Chapter)

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks for adding those, Leah, always good to hear of events up north.

  • http://twitter.com/tschweitzer Tamara Schweitzer

    Hi JD,

    Wonderful, comprehensive list, as always! Would be great if you could add the annual Conference on Scaling Impact, put on by the Social Impact Exchange. The Conference focuses on building a philanthropic capital marketplace that can consistently finance the scaling of effective social solutions.

    The event brings together more than 400 nonprofits, foundations, individual philanthropists, and nonprofit advisors to share best practices and knowledge for creating sustainable social solutions.

    This year’s Conference on Scaling Impact will take place in New York City June 13 and 14.
    For more information, visit http://www.socialimpactexchange.org/exchange/events-special-projects/annual-conference-2011

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks, Tamara, just added it.

  • http://www.socialmedia4nonprofits.org/ Ritu

    Thanks for putting this calendar together. We’d like to recommend our conference: Social Media for Nonprofits- New York City, January 30th, 2012. http://www.socialmedia4nonprofits.org/nyc

    Thanks,

    Ritu

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Hi Ritu, just added your SM4NP gathering to the calendar, thanks much!

  • http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/ Krista Washington

    Would like to add our symposium:

    On April 16-19 2012, the U.S. Soccer Foundation will host the 6th annual Urban Soccer Symposium at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

    The Urban Soccer Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. In 2011, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Urban Soccer Collaborative hosted over 105 urban soccer programmers and featured motivational talks from athletes such as Notah Begay III and Dominique Dawes. Remarks from industry leaders, break-out sessions and an advocacy day on Capitol Hill are a few of the events that will be held during the Symposium. Registration for the Symposium opens Monday, January 9, 2012.

    For more information about the Urban Soccer Symposium, visit http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/symposium

  • Stephanie Raynor

    Hello,

    I am with The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI) and I’m happy to report that we will be conducting a summit regarding innovative and emerging practices for social sector groups and individuals. This will be January 17-20, 2012 in New Orleans.

    I know that the dates are coming up, but would it be possible for you to have our event listed on your calendar?

    For more information on our event please visit our website at http://www.centerforleadershipinnovation.org/programs/2nd-annual-leadership-social-innovation-summit/the-future-of-nps

    Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/iChaib Ismail CHAIB

    Berlin social entrepreneurship community is organising our first “SenseCamp” a barcamp dedicated to social entrepreneurship and Social Business on January 21st in Berlin
    More info here http://sense-camp.org/
    See you there :)

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    April 9th – 14th 2012: “Initiative Forum provides a fertile space for collaboration and inspiration between people, ideas and initiatives through open conversations, presentations and cultural events.” – http://initiativeforum.yip.se/

  • Tierney Smith

    Great calendar! Just wanted to share that there is a date set for the 2012 My Charity Connects conference in Toronto, it is June 12 & 13. (http://mycharityconnects.org/conference/)

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks, Tierney, just added it!

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    Thanks for including the #12NTC, JD! We can’t wait and look forward to seeing you there!

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    The 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions annual conference will take place March 15-17 in Washington, DC. Attendees will learn to successfully use their political voice at our lobby and messaging trainings, be inspired by international individuals who are changing their countries at this very moment, and spend a day inside the most powerful house in America: the White House!

    You will receive all the training and materials you need from Citizens for Global Solutions staff to successfully use your political influence and spend an afternoon lobbying. At our White House Briefing you will experience the White House as an insider when you get the opportunity to hear from and question high level Obama Administrators. There will also be time to relax and swap stories with activists from all over the country.

    Spots are filling up, and the Early Bird Deadline ends January 15th, so register today!

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

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    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
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    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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      Thanks, Julie!

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
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    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

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    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
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    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
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    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

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    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
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    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
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    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

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    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost. You too can invest in volunteers to meet your goals.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and the use of practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

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    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS, Los Angeles
    Jan 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Designed for nonprofit leaders to learn best practices and tools for governance, fund development and strategic thinking.

    3-DAY MARKETING ACADEMY, Los Angeles
    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY, Los Angeles
    Feb 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Organizations that strategically engage volunteers are able to be as or more effective as their counterparts – at half the cost.

    STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    Feb 16 & 23 9:30am-3pm
    Organizations will come together to determine what effective planning looks like to meet their mission-driven goals.

    FACEBOOK FOR NONPROFITS, Los Angeles
    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, Los Angeles
    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year’s event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    EVALUATION 2-PART SERIES, Los Angeles
    March 28 & 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Explore the advantages and limitations of evaluating program effectiveness, including planning for an evaluation, identifying objectives and practical evaluation methods.

    For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliehatruong Julie Ha Truong

    APOLOGIES!…I kept getting error when I hit “post”, so i tried using different emails/guest/facebook logins and now it looks like the same post is now on here a dozen times. can you please delete the redundant posts? Thanks!

  • http://amysampleward.org Amy Sample Ward

    So many events supporting this sector; wow! Thanks for including the NTC, too!

    Hoping to see all of the Socialbrite team in SF in April :)

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks, Amy, seeing you will be the highlight for me! Me, John, Debra and Carla will be on hand.

  • E. Alvilde Falck

    The 13th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers
    When: June 4-5
    Where: Chicago, IL
    Website: http://www.northpark.edu/symposium
    Theme: Reignite Your Vision
    Your nonprofit began in a moment of inspiration, a moment when a visionary founder or founders took action to create a better world. But what begins with vision and passion inevitably encounters…reality. Funding cuts, shifts in community needs, increased competition, the temptation of “mission creep,” and even the simple dissipation of human energy are just a few of the hurdles that blunt an organization’s ability to achieve its vision. How do the most successful nonprofits keep their vision fresh and relevant in the face of such change? The 13th Annual Symposium invites you to step out of your current constraints and consider a new arsenal of tools and resources aimed at creating and fostering a sustainable, infectious vision. As the largest nonprofit management conference in the Midwest, nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members will benefit from two days of educational sessions and networking.

  • Pauline Field

    Celebrating outstanding women: 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association of Pasadena and the Foothills is hosting the 4th Annual Women of the World Awards on Sunday, March 11th from 12:30 – 4pm at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, La Canada Flintridge, CA. Honored will be Sarah Culberson of the Kposowa Foundation, Carmel Jud of Rising International and Dove Pressnall of Survivors Truths. $55 entry includes deluxe buffet brunch and annual membership to both 50/50 Leadership and United Nations Association. More info and to register, http://www.5050Leadership.org

  • JusticeCraft_2012

    Thank you for putting this together. What a wonderful opportunity to showcase our and engage with others of like minds!

    We would also like to add our event, JusticeCraft 2012: June 3-10:

    Sponsored by the Holy Cross International Justice Office and the Sisters of the Holy Cross, JusticeCraft is an intensive week-long seminar that prepares participants to lead and coordinate justice activities of religious congregations. Our internationally-recognized faculty provides participants with insights and strategies on today’s critical justice issues.

    The week is structured to allow participants time for personal reflection and networking, as well as opportunities to speak with presenters. In addition, accommodations and meals are centrally located to foster community building.

    More information is available:
    http://www.holycrossjustice.org/JusticeCraft/JusticeCraft.asp
    http://www.cscsisters.org/justice/justicecraft/Pages/default.aspx

    Here is what some of our past participants have to say:

    “For those starting in justice work, JusticeCraft is a great preparation. For those who have been involved in justice work for years, it’s a great in-service – an energizing and growth-filled experience with a wealth of resources.”

    “I feel like the week has made me a new person with a new and driven desire for justice…. Not only was the information beneficial, but the presenters were top-notch, the best in their respected fields.”

    “The week provided practical resources and tools for use in the area of advocacy…I found the model for justice work easily adaptable and ready to use in my own ministry.”

    Space is limited to provide an atmosphere of community. Reservations are being accepted through Friday, May 11.

  • http://twitter.com/dindc Danielle Henry

    What about the BoardSource Leadership Forum? It’s a two-day conference devoted entirely to serving the greater good by increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit boards. (Full disclosure: I work there, but I acutally think it’s a great conference.)
    Here’s a link: http://www.boardsource.org/blf/

  • Amurphy

    What a great resource!

    We would like to add our event:

    The 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship will be held in Philadelphia on Friday, September 14, 2012. The Conference will be held in partnership with the National Constitution Center during their year-long series of events celebrating the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. The National Conference on Citizenship is an annual event that focuses on the state of civic engagement in America, and brings together civic leaders, educators, CEOs, and representatives from each branch of government to address issues related to our nation’s civic health. More information can be found here: http://ncoc.net/conference

    This year’s conference will follow our theme: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Exploring the Link Between Civic Engagement and Employment (http://ncoc.net/2012Theme). We will also announce the winners of NCoC’s first ever Civic Data Challenge! Launched April 3, 2012, the Civic Data Challenge turns the raw data of “civic health” into beautiful, useful applications and visualizations, enabling communities to be better understood and made to thrive. For more information or to enter the Challenge please visit: http://ncoc.net/CDC

  • http://www.salsalabs.com/ Vinny

    I’d like to add a few upcoming events Salsa is doing in the month of May.

    Speed Learning: List Growth Strategies for Nonprofits – Thursday, May 17th | Washington, DC | http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8001/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=70628

    Workshop: Grow Your Nonprofit Base – Tuesday, May 22nd | New York, NY | http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8001/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=70651

    Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence with Savvy Testing – Wednesday, May 23rd | Boston, MA | http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8001/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=70655

    Use Video to Engage Your Supporters – Thursday, May 24th | Chicago, IL | http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8001/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=70656

  • Courtney Webber

    Fabulous!

    We also have the Australian New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference in November. Here is a little information:

    2012 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE –
    21st – 23rd November
    The Baha’i Centre, Hobart Tasmania (Australia)

    THEME: Sustainability and the Third Sector

    Online Registrations are now open

    The Board of ANZTSR invites the submission of abstracts for full papers, case studies and research reports, and proposals for panels and symposia related to research and practice in the third sector and related areas.

    How is sustainability conceived and enacted in the third sector and in relations between sectors? What are the challenges to and success factors for sustainable organisation(s) in the third sector? How can we identify and examine ways to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the third sector?

    All papers on regular third sector matters such as inter-sector relations, governance, management and volunteering are also welcome. The conference is an opportunity to explore and discuss emerging trends.

    Conference themes are:

    ■Sustainable constituencies and communities, democracy and social change
    ■Sustaining participation and advocacy for social change
    ■Environmental sustainability and the third sector
    ■Sustainable third sector governance, organisational management and service delivery
    ■Sustainable resource management: finances, fundraising and volunteering
    ■Social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and social innovation
    ■Theories and approaches for sustainable third sector research
    Who should attend:

    ■Voluntary and non profit sector practitioners
    ■Employees and managers working in third sector organisations, charities and community organisations and mutuals
    ■Academics in fields including but not limited to third sector, social policy, public policy and political science, organisational studies, philanthropy
    ■Representatives of public sector agencies working with third sector and community organisations
    ■Volunteers and representatives of organisations who work with third sector and community organisations
    ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:

    The revised deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 25th June 2012. Abstract submissions and proposals indicating the theme area should be sent by email to: [email protected].

    Head to http://www.anztsr.org.au for more information and style guides for submitting papers.

    Thanks again for this wonderful resource!

  • http://www.facebook.com/palatinremodeling2 Palatin Remodel

    We just got back from the Sustainable Brands conference and it was very informative. I recommend every business to go check it out. There are some very innovative and creative things being done to help decrease the size of businesses carbon footprint. Our video is below if anyone would like to watch it:
    http://youtu.be/iEkCF2DVhOY

  • http://www.iatp.org/food-justice Eleonore Wesserle

    Hello JD!
    Can you please add the Food + Justice = Democracy conference? Here is all the info:

    Food + Justice = Democracy
    Sep 24 -26
    Minneapolis, MN

    Description:
    Food + Justice = Democracy will help shift the historical narrative of the food system by telling the story through the voices of tribal nations and communities of color and envision the food system we want to build.

    This national meeting is a call to action for activists, urban farmers, food system workers, immigrant rights advocates, and anyone seeking to explore community-driven solutions to promote food equity through the lens of race, class and gender.

    Registration and other information:
    http://www.iatp.org/food-justice

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Thank you for this great service!

  • Beth Hayden

    RECHARGE! – POWER UP YOUR CAPACITY
    2012 FALL CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    Nonprofit Network – Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
    536 N. Jackson St.
    Jackson, MI 49201
    517-796-4750
    For Info & Registration: http://www.nonprofnetwork.org/2012fallconference

  • http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/conference Patrice Taddonio

    Thank you for this terrific resource!

    I would love to suggest an event for the calendar — the Schweitzer Leadership Conference: Building Healthier Communities in Cambridge, MA on November 3, 2012. It’s a terrific opportunity for emerging & established professionals to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy.

    Conference blocks will include Innovative Models of Care Delivery in the Age of Health Reform; Advocacy: Using Your Voice for Change; Prioritizing Prevention to Build Healthier Communities; and Philanthropic Support as a Catalyst for Community Change.

    The conference is hosted by The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF), a nonprofit organization that trains graduate students to create change and improve health in underserved communities. More information is available at http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/conference.

    Thanks again!

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      Thanks, Patrice, we’ll add it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lphartman Laura Pincus Hartman

    thanks for posting! could you add our event? http://www.EcoledeChoix.org/Benefit
    It is a “Visit to Choix,” an event to support the only trilingual, tech-heavy, quality elementary education program in Haiti. We are partnered with Intel, along with several of the Intel Learning Alliance Partners such as Waterford, British Council, Pasco, BrainPop! and others and will be demonstrating how the Intel Education Service Corps and these partners have allowed our students to have access to extraordinary education in a developing economy so that they can grow to be Haiti’s leaders for the future.
    thanks!

  • DntFollowMee

    Thanks for this Aaron.I started to look at how such a sheet could become a calendar feed – and found this useful article.  It would probably mean quite a bit of rework to get the relevant columns, and probably not suitable for the use case of a good-old-list.  But it would also “be nice” to see which events are going on “today” – especially when you’ve totally missed them! ( http://www.cn-arabia.com )

  • AicamTryeba

    Celebrating outstanding women: 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association of Pasadena and the Foothills is hosting the 4th Annual Women of the World Awards on Sunday, March 11th from 12:30 – 4pm at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, La Canada Flintridge, CA. Honored will be Sarah Culberson of the Kposowa Foundation, Carmel Jud of Rising International and Dove Pressnall of Survivors Truths. $55 entry includes deluxe buffet brunch and annual membership to both 50/50 Leadership and United Nations Association. ( http://cn-arabic.net )

  • http://www.j99x.com/ free games

    Thank you
    Great list! Thanks for including the Connecting

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