Northeastern Students4Giving will be hosting an open conference entitled, “From Mission to Market: A Conference on Funding Social Impact in the New Economy.” All students, faculty and staff are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

About the Conference
In the face of a protracted economic downturn and pervasive unmet needs, social change agents must also navigate an increasingly complex array of social impact funding models. What frameworks can they use to determine which funding approaches are best aligned with their intended social impact? This full-day conference will engage social change agents from diverse sectors and disciplines in thoughtful conversations about funding social impact in the new economy. Panelists will examine a variety of models from innovative grant making and social justice philanthropy to market-oriented solutions including domestic microfinance, social enterprise, and social impact bonds.

Who should attend?
Nonprofit leaders, funders, social entrepreneurs, researchers, faculty, students, and others who share an interest in investing or securing resources for social impact.

Registration for this event is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast. To register, please click here.

Conference Schedule and Agenda
Click here for the most up-to-date schedule and speaker list. Speakers are being added daily, so please check back frequently.

Decisions with Impact: Student Philanthropy in Action
In conjunction with the conference, the Learning by Giving Foundation is sponsoring a national video contest in which students will apply their philanthropic knowledge and decision-making skills to compete for $10,000 on behalf of a nonprofit organization that reflects their philanthropic values and strategies. The conference will feature a special breakout session in which students from several colleges and universities from the northeast will gather to view, discuss, and vote on the videos. Other students will be voting remotely from across the country. Non-students are welcome to attend this breakout session to learn more about philanthropy education at the college level, but will not be eligible to vote.