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October 20: 6th Annual Tech Gives Back, Boston, MA

TUGG's 6th Annual Tech Gives Back is presented in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and powered by Building Impact. Tech Gives Back offers Boston tech an opportunity to get out of the office and into the community to remodel classrooms, plant community gardens, prep and serve meals in soup kitchens, provide interview training for veterans, and much more.

October 20: Deadline for "Fueling the Growth" Competition 

Applications are open for entrepreneurs to apply for the opportunity to ride for 10-15 minutes in a participating Uber and pitch their businesses to an investor on October 26. (Participating cities are: Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD; New Haven, Conn.; Stamford, Conn.; Washington; and Kansas City, Mo.) The entrepreneurs will get immediate feedback from the investors and be eligible to move to the next level of the pitch competition. The most promising startups will showcase their companies at the Stamford Innovation Center on November 16, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, and compete for 10 finalist spots by pitching their companies to a panel of judges at the Stamford Innovation Center.

November 2: Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Annual Conference: Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth 

Each fall since 2008, MNN hosts an annual conference and expo bringing together hundreds of nonprofit professionals — and the business leaders they work with — from across the state for a day of inspiration, learning, and networking. The nonprofit sector is constantly evolving, growing, innovating, and reforming to meet the ever-changing needs of those it serves. This year's conference, Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth, will tap into the collective expertise of the nonprofit sector and take a look at what's working, and what needs to work better. Topics to be covered include: tried and true best practices; innovative technologies and techniques; effective advocacy skills; adapting to a changing funding landscape; and making diversity and inclusion cornerstones of your organization. Location: Framingham Sheraton  

November 2: November Approach and Impact Lunch 

Join the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) at their offices on Wednesday, November 2 for lunch to learn more about what SIF is, their approach to social change, and the impact they have had over the last 13 years. You will have a chance to meet their team, hear from a past Social Innovator about their experience with SIF, and learn more about ways to get involved. Location: Social Innovation Forum, 11 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA.  

November 3: 2016 Net Impact Conference

The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and for a lifetime. Attend this conference on November 3-5 in Philadelphia, PA to fast track your path to impact and join a movement of others passionate about changing the world.

November 14-16: New Metrics '16, Boston, MA
Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. The three-day event examines leading-edge work that expands the way business can create, quantify, manage and communicate value and enhance financial performance with shared value, including discussions on UN sustainable development goals and applicability for the private sector.  Join the leading brands and businesses who are continuing to learn from remarkable thought leaders working to create a path toward smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders.​​

November 16: 2016 Social Innovator Encore 

Did you miss the May Showcase? Join the Social Innovation Forum for their "Encore" on November 16, from 8:30 - 10:00 am. The event will begin with breakfast and networking and then the 2016 Social Innovators will take to the stage to pitch their solutions to the community's most challenging social issues. Location: Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, 2 International Place #34, Boston, MA 

November 16, 30: Webinar Info Sessions for Inspiring Capital's Summer 2017 MBA Fellowship 

Inspiring Capital's Summer 2017 MBA Fellowship is a highly selective, 10-week internship that gives participants meaningful, hands-on consulting experience with social impact organizations. Applications go live mid-December, sign up for the interest list to be the first to know when the application is released. Learn more via webinars on November 16th at 5 pm or on November 30th at 7 pm.

November 17: Entrepreneurship Summit, NYC and Online 
Co-Hosted by The KIND Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established by KIND Snacks, and Venture for America, an entrepreneurship fellowship program for recent college grads, this educational day will provide skill development, networking, and mentorship opportunities. Aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs (under 10 full-time employees) who have an appetite for using business to create long-term societal value are invited to attend. Applications to the Summit will be accepted on a rolling basis and capacity is limited. 

December 6: Early Application Deadline: 2017 Summer Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, DC 

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) puts students on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues. The 2017 Summer Institute comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. This truly provides the ultimate summer experience in Washington. Apply by the December 6th early application deadline for a 5% tuition discount!

December 12: Application Deadline for National Parks Business Plan Internship 

Selected candidates bring world-class finance, operations, and strategy talent into some of the most beautiful backdrops and culturally significant sites in the world. At the end of the program Business Plan Internship Consultants present strategic recommendations to park leadership. Applications go live Oct 27, in the mean time sign up for the interest list to be the first to know when the application is released. Learn more via webinars on October 27th at 5pm, November 4th at 12pm or December 7th at 3pm.

January 9, 2017: Application Deadline for 2017 Switzer Environmental Fellowships 

The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of nearly 600 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond. 

March 2-4: 2017 Ashoka U Exchange Presentation  

The Exchange,  co-hosted by Miami Dade College on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida, is one of the world's largest annual gatherings that highlights exciting, globally relevant models of social innovation in higher education