By: Avi Mayerhoff
Social Impact conferences are one of our favorite ways to plug into the cause industry and have created some amazing memories for our team over the years (like the picture above where we were able to package soap for Clean the World at the Engage for Good Conference last year). We always come away with more knowledge, an expanded vision for the partnerships we help create, a renewed sense of purpose and, most notably, incredible connections with new friends.
As we plan for 2020 we have curated a list of several awesome conferences (some of which we will be speaking at!) where you will learn, grow, and hopefully come away with resources that can expand your social impact in the world this year. Check out our list below and click on the titles for more information. Let me know if you have any you would add in the comments!
1.Peer-to-Peer Forum, Austin, Feb 26-27
Join hundreds of professional colleagues to hear about the latest trends, share success strategies and make valuable connections that will make peer-to-peer fundraising work even better for your organization.
2. IEG Conference, Chicago, April 27-29
IEGWorld 2020 will bring together the innovators, change-agents, and disruptors from a variety of industries to examine and uncover the tools that break conventional thinking and lead business transformation. The conference is devoted to ways brands can leverage partnerships across genres to achieve mutual benefit.
3. ACCP Conference, Orlando, March 9
ACCP Conference 2020 brings new ideas and best practices from across the industry to impact-minded professionals. Leave feeling inspired and equipped to deliver even greater impact for your company, your community, and the world.
4.CSR 6.0, San Francisco, April 16
CSR 6.0 presents the evolution of corporate social responsibility and present cutting-edge ideas that will shape the future of CSR.
5. Kindred Conference, San Diego, May 11-14
Kindred 2020 is dedicated to sustainable, purpose-led business transformation. Over 2,000 corporate, nonprofit, and cultural leaders gather to take action, transform, and grow their businesses and relationships for a world that is demanding more responsibility and accountability.
6. Points of Light, Washington DC, June 10-12
As a centerpiece of the 30th anniversary celebration for Points of Light, the Conference is a global convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders who connect, collaborate, gain and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.
7. Corporate Partnership Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, April 27th – 28
With the theme of “Partnerships Reimagined”, this year’s conference will gather thought leaders from across the partnership spectrum, you will be challenged to rethink partnership best practices, measuring outcomes and engaging Canadians.
8. Engage for Good, Austin, May 27-29
Engage for Good (EFG) will convene nonprofit and business professionals in a two-day intensive meeting to discuss best practices, lessons learned, trends and tactics for corporate/cause partnerships. Network with and learn from the top social impact leaders. (P.S. For Momentum is returning as a Premier Sponsor – See you in Austin!)
9. America’s Charities Collective Impact Conference, Washington DC, June 12
The America’s Charities Collective Impact Conference (CIC) brings together companies, nonprofits, and other partners who have a shared commitment to tackling real-world challenges and enabling sustainable social impact through workplace giving, employee engagement, and related areas of philanthropy.
10. 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, NYC, Oct. 6-7
3BL Forum brings corporate leaders together on a fast-paced main stage, keenly focused on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ as business amplifies its leadership and elects to lead on environmental, social and governance issues.
11. Cause Marketing Summit, NYC, May 21
If you are a socially responsible businessperson or a nonprofit professional on a mission to develop compelling cause-related communications campaigns, raise funds and improve your brand’s reputation, this day is designed for you. At the Cause Marketing Summit, you will learn how to partner and create fun and engaging campaigns that make it easy to spread the word about your cause, partner with businesses/nonprofits and make an impact.
12. Cause Conference 2020, San Diego May 28-29
Cause Conference is a gathering of innovators and change-makers where you will collaborate with hundreds of the brightest mission-driven leaders to assess societal opportunities, develop innovative solutions to tough problems, implement methods to quantifiably track impacts, and uplift our vibrant community.
13. Social Innovation Summit, Washington DC, June 2-3
The Social Innovation Summit brings together luminaries to explore the next big idea – don’t just talk about it, build it!
14. 2020 Corporate Citizenship Conference, San Francisco, March 30 – April 1
At the 2020 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, more than 600 corporate citizenship professionals will convene in San Francisco to learn how to achieve maximum impact with effective corporate citizenship programs that deliver business results.
15. Benevity Goodness Matters, Palm Springs, February 25-27
During Benevity’s annual client conference, enjoy 3 days of inspiration and education focusing on trends and insights along with ideas to rejuvenate your programs and communities.
The Corporate Giving Conference focuses on corporate philanthropy, sponsorships, employee volunteerism, workplace giving and cause-related marketing. Hear from speakers in the corporate sector who are decision makers in awarding grants, authorizing sponsorships and handling cause-related marketing requests.
17. Ethical Corp Responsible Business Summit, Orlando, March 16-18
The Responsible Business Summit New York 2020 will convene CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, investors and leading NGOs from around the globe. Attendees will share and learn about strategies and how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business.
18. Corporate Responsibility Summit, Dallas, TBD
The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Summit brings together top professionals focused on responsible and sustainable business. The Summit discusses the key issues and challenges in CSR, including planning, implementation, effective management, and sustainability.