The Social Impact Conference

The Social Impact Conference convenes nonprofit and foundation leaders, individual donors, funding intermediaries, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, faculty, students, and other social change agents to engage in shared learning about important topics in the social impact arena.

Past conferences have included From Mission to Market: Funding Social Impact in the New Economy (2012) and  Moving the Needle: Philanthropy’s Role in Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Change (2013).



About the 2014 Social Impact Conference

Know Your Place: 
Unleashing the Power of Local Philanthropy

Featuring Keynote Speaker Lisa A. Wong of Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Presented in partnership with Associated Grant Makers and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management


The 2014 Social Impact Conference explored opportunities for local funders in cities of all sizes to maximize their impact by aligning their philanthropic dollars with public and private investments and cross-sector approaches to contemporary urban challenges. The conference schedule is available here.




The Social Impact Conference is generously funded by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust.