PRESIDIO INSTITUTE: Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp



This in-person experience is focused on building teams, solving problems, and achieving impact. We develop leaders who can engage and collaborate across corporate, government, and non-profit sectors to facilitate collaborations and achieve shared objectives to address society’s most critical issues.

Participants walk away from the Boot Camp with an understanding of what cross sector leadership means and the difference and nuances of the sectors. They will build skills to help them convene, fund, and participate in cross sector collaborations.


Visit PRESIDIO.GOV/INSTITUTE/EVENTS to apply. Contact Andrew Luskus at for more information.

ANDE: Metrics from the Ground Up 2017


November 15-16
Nairobi, Kenya

Submit your Session Idea        |   Apply for a Travel Scholarship


Join ANDE in Nairobi this November for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

Registration will open August 14th.
ANDE members: $125
Non-members: $350
Scholarships are available to cover lodging and registration costs; read below for more details.

Why attend?  

“I feel like I've found a kindred group of highly intelligent, driven individuals who care deeply about
measuring the impact of the work of not only their own organizations but of the sector at-large.

Intimate Conversations. With a max of 80 participants all grappling with questions of impact assessment, conversations are focused, intimate, and fun.

Practical. We move conversations beyond theory to demonstrate real examples of what works (and what doesn’t work).

Transparent and Open. We ask that all participants come prepared not just to learn, but to share their expertise.


Why Nairobi?
After 8 years, this is the first year that Metrics from the Ground Up will be hosted outside Washington, DC. ANDE is partnering with DFID to build the capacity of impact investors, social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations working in sub-Saharan Africa to measure their social and environmental performance.  Metrics from the Ground Up Nairobi is an opportunity to bring together all these players for two days of learning and collaboration. We are excited for this opportunity to live up to the event's name: we aspire to tackle global impact measurement challenges from the ground up.



Now is the time to submit your session ideas!  We will work closely with ANDE's Metrics Learning Labs to develop an agenda based on your feedback.  Check back in September for a draft agenda.

Themes we are interested in are: 1) data for decision-making, 2) exploring industry standards, 3) measuring outcomes, 4) making measurement useful along the whole 'impact value chain' and 5) creating a culture of measurement.  Sessions are practical, based in concrete experiences or resources, and discussion-based or hands-on.

Submit your session idea by August 4th.


Event Venue

The event will be held at Raddison Blu hotel in Nairobi.  Check back soon for a list of recommended hotels.


Travel Scholarships

There are scholarship funds available for ANDE members in good standing who need financial support to cover the cost of registration and lodging in Nairobi.  Apply here by August 4, 2017.   Only ANDE members are eligible to apply, and first priority will be given to members from sub-Saharan Africa who are not based in Nairobi.
In addition, ANDE members may nominate staff of their portfolio companies to attend. In the application form, please indicate how these entrepreneurs or staff of small and growing businesses would both improve the event, and benefit from attending.

BIONEERS: Annual Conference 2017

Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with breakthrough solutions and each other.

Our acclaimed annual national and local conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach including an award-winning radio series, book series, and role in media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour. Our programs further focus on Women’s Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Community Resilience Networks, and Leadership Development and Youth.



Opportunity Collaboration is a convening of 400 global poverty alleviation leaders, including social entrepreneurs, innovative nonprofit executives, grant-makers, impact investors, corporate & academic field leaders, and media mavens working around the world to solve common challenges and spark new opportunities.

SOCAP 2017


SOCAP17 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  Held in San Francisco, SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.

SOCAP17 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships

With participation limited to a select group of organizations, Social Capital attendees are proven leaders in the field who bring valuable insights on the most relevant topics in the industry.

Every year we witness exciting knowledge-sharing between industry peers from premier organizations and corporations.


PRESIDIO INSTITUTE: Introduction to Cross Sector Leadership: Achieving Impact



This online LEADEROSITY course is focused on developing the skills needed to achieve lasting impact in cross sector environments.

Participants will walk away with the knowledge of:

 Understanding another’s motivations and values

 Working to align financial, intellectual, human, and social capital to achieve impact

 Identifying the “right” leverage points to produce the results your effort is aiming to produce

 Developing strategies relating to those leverage points


This event begins on October 2nd, 2017 and ends on November 5th, 2017

ANDE: 2017 Annual Conference


Save the date for ANDE's 2017 Annual Conference. Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space.

ANDE: Annual Conference 2017



Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Up to two people can register per member organization. We have a limited number of spots and would like to accommodate as many members as we can, so register now to secure your spot! Member rates are listed below and in the registration form.

Attendees are highly encouraged to book their rooms on site at the conference venue in order to gain the most out of your experience at the conference and to network with other members. ANDE members have a booking code that can be used to receive a discounted rate. Room rates cover meals, select conference facilities, and lodging. Room rates cover meals, select conference facilities and lodging.

Please note: If you do not plan on staying at Lansdowne Resort or are commuting in, you must purchase a day pass, which you may purchase when completing the registration form. Day pass rates are $145 per day and cover the cost of meals and conference facilities.

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Documentary Film Night | And Then They Came For Us


Join us for this special screening of the documentary "And Then They Came For Us", in partnership with the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) as UNAFF kicks off its 20th Annual Film Festival.

Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, this riviting film brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it.



While the shadow of violent extremism still looms large over the Middle East, many in and outside of Iraq have begun to contemplate the divided nation’s future. While the military campaign against the Islamic State is winding down after the liberation of Mosul, the Iraqi government and its partners now face the daunting task of stabilizing the country, rebuilding its cities and rooting out additional ISIS elements while nurturing a delicate sectarian balance.

Dr. Peter Bartu, expert and former adviser in Middle East political transitions, discusses the future of post-ISIS Iraq. How can the Iraqi government begin to move beyond the most recent phase of violence? How will security forces contend with a legacy that blurred the lines between insurgency and ideology? How can sectarian tensions be managed? And what lessons can Iraq’s recovery provide for a region roiled by unrest?