Social Change Institute is an intergenerational gathering of social change makers: people working and organizing to shift, change or disrupt the world so that equity and justice can prosper and thrive. We come together in community to hone our skills, upgrade our tools, and focus on both our individual and collective leadership development.

SCI attendees are non-profit leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, organizational trainers, consultants and aspiring social impact leaders. Over five days and four nights we focus on skills building community engagement, organizing, digital advocacy, fundraising, cause-related marketing, branding, and personal leadership training. Attendees will access invaluable one-on-one expert advisors. You will work with peers, experts, and exceptional trainers toward progressive, sustainable social change. Arts, music, performance, dance, and other cultural exchange deepen our learning experience.

  • I reconnected to the spiritual core of why I do my work.

    Andrew Cash, SCI 2016 The Urban Worker Project
  • Such a beautiful intentional space. Change happens.

    Edward West, SCI 2016 Hylo
  • SCI is an essential part of my year - the opportunity to reflect, rest, connect, and be re-ignited as we move together towards the future we believe is possible.

    Leigh Schumann, SCI 2017 Fawkes + Holly
  • SCI is a truly transformative experience which challenges you to grow both personally and professionally in the most supportive and beautiful environment.

    Anastasia Gaisenok, SCI 2017 Check Your Head


We bring in the best people we know; experts in cause-related marketing, social media, organizing, fundraising, branding, digital advocacy, mobile and website development. Participants receive one-on-one consulting and peer mentoring on organizational and financial challenges, and develop strategies with other leaders for building the social economy and progressive, sustainable social change.


We use leading progressive facilitation and design techniques to connect participants to each other and cultivate a space for bringing in new ideas and new energy. It’s a conference for the whole person: the professional, the human being, as well as the kid in all of us who wants to make new friends and have fun. We work hard, play hard, and create authentic and lasting relationships.


We move through a series of practices, exercises, workshops, case studies, and speakers. Together, this has the power to impact your own journey as a leader within both your personal and professional community. We set the conditions and build an agenda that works hard to help every participant share their own voice with the group. There are many ways each participant can lead before, during and after the conference.

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