IMAGINE we live in a just and inclusive society — a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities. That’s the vision of Independent Sector.
Join us November 16-18 in Seattle at the Independent Sector National Conference, the most important networking event of the charitable sector, where we will harness the spirit, creativity, and innovation of the Pacific Northwest. Our program will inspire new ideas, examine ways to achieve greater impact, strengthen the charitable community by sharing our struggles and solutions, and create opportunity for new collaborations that improve the lives of the people we serve.
We are excited to be working with our Premier Partner, Philanthropy Northwest, and dozens of our other partners and members of our committees, to present more than 30 sessions targeted to interests across the sector. If you haven't been to an IS conference before, you can get a feel for the event by watching the 2013 conference videos.
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The 2014 Conference offers specialized session pathways customized with content for a range of audiences as diverse as the sector. Click the icons below to learn more about sessions in each topic area.
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|The Business of Change|
Great organizations run on more than passion. Learn the latest concepts in nonprofit and philanthropic operations, fundraising, and more.
|Impact & Evaluation|
How can we know our work—works? Experts share best practices that help social organizations not only measure goals but catalyze change.
|Democracy & Social Justice|
Our tools for sharing have never been more powerful, yet civil discourse languishes. How can the sector help citizens improve our democracy?
Your mission is only as effective as your message. Join experts and peers in sessions that give you the latest tools and skills to tell your story.
|Innovation & Technology|
The sector must evolve and scale to meet rising challenges. Learn to harness the power of change-driving ideas, technology, and culture.
|Leadership & Governance|
Sector leaders must excel in and adapt to a complex world. Join with your peers to discuss common opportunities and challenges.
|PNW: The Creative Edge|
Embrace the Northwest spirit of reciprocity, innovation, and place in this pathway presented by Philanthropy Northwest and partners.
It's your turn to lead. Bring together fellow conference participants to discuss a topic of your choice. Submit topics via The Hub.
Our two tracks—CEO Track and C-Suite—and our Pre- and Post-Conference Programs, including NGen and PPAI, offer a wealth of knowledge and network-building opportunities tailored for you and your peers from across the sector.
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