Who We Are
Welcome to the newly launched Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University. The Impact Lab empowers social change agents to think, work, and collaborate across sectors, disciplines, and generations to achieve greater impact in their communities and around the world.


Our Projects

Northeastern Students4Giving

Student philanthropists use real-dollar grant making to explore how social change happens and is funded. Click here to view our 2014 funding priorities.

Giving With Purpose – MOOC

Giving with Purpose is the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on effective charitable giving, created in partnership with the Buffett family’s Learning by Giving Foundation.

Teaching by Giving

Teaching by Giving is a partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation to support experiential philanthropy education at colleges and universities across the U.S.

Social Impact Conference

The Social Impact Conference is an annual gathering of students, faculty, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders, social entrepreneurs, and policy makers to discuss emergent topics in the social impact arena.

Social Impact Lecture Series

The Social Impact Lecture Series is an annual lecture series featuring conversations with thought leaders who are making a difference around the world.

Giving Games

A Giving Game is an intense 90-minute exercise in which participants must choose to award a grant to one of two high-performing organizations.