We host and participate in a variety of events on the Northeastern University campus and across Boston. This includes our Social Impact Lecture Series, which brings thought leaders and accomplished practitioners in the social impact arena to Northeastern University for intimate and thought-provoking conversations with students and faculty.


Social Impact Lecture Series

In October 2013, the Social Impact Lecture Series co-hosted A Week for Peace with Emmanuel Jal. Emmanuel Jal is a world-renowned hip hop artist and  former child soldier, recruited at the age of seven by the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. He is now a global hip hop starauthoractor, political activist, and humanitarian who uses music to promote peace and human rights Jal launched his We Want Peace campaign with a video featuring Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keyes, Ringo Starr, George Clooney, and Kofi Annan. His TED talk provides a glimpse of what Northeastern students experienced when he was here in December 2012 and October 2013.

Giving Games

Giving Games is a group discussion lasting around an hour to learn about ways to give most effectively and determining impactful giving opportunities.  It’s a chance for students to make a grant to a nonprofit organization with real dollars.

Our next Giving Games, co-hosted by student clubs Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) and the Human Services Organization (HSO), will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Register for the event here.

Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium

The Social Impact Lab’s Director, Rebecca Riccio, served as presiding moderator at the 2015 Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium. One of the highlights of the day was the Global Overview of Philanthropy panel, featuring Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gunhild Stordalen, Founding Member and the Chair of the Board of the Stordalen Foundation, Annika Soder, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and Hans Rosling, Director of Gapminder Foundation. Take a look at what attendees had to say about this year’s symposium here.

CityAwake Boston

We were proud to host a workshop on strategic giving at CityAwake Boston’s 2014 Festival. To learn more about CityAwake, and register for their 2015 Festival, click here.

Peace and Social Justice Week

The Social Impact Lab is proud to participate in Northeastern’s annual Peace and Social Justice Week, hosted by the Social Justice Resource Center. Join us this year for Funding Social Change, a lunchtime conversation on strategic philanthropy. Learn more about the week’s schedule and register, here. Download the full week of events here.