Sector Guide

ProInspire’s Sector Guide is a list of resources for individuals who are interested in learning about different sub-sectors or topics in the social sector. This list was created by our fellows and alumni, based on resources that they find valuable.  The list includes the following categories:

  • Networks: Groups that bring together people/organizations focused on this issue
  • Resources, Blogs, etc.: Key publications, websites, and thought leaders to read about the latest happenings
  • Conferences: Key industry conferences

Do you have more resources you would like to suggest for the ProInspire Sector Guide? Please email them to us at info [at] proinspire [dot] org.

Sub-SectorNetworksResources, Blogs, etc.Conferences
General Sector InfoEmerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
National Council of Nonprofits
Net Impact
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nonprofit Quarterly
Philanthropy News Digest
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Talent Philanthropy
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Net Impact Conference
Capacity BuildingCollective Impact Forum
Social Velocity
TCC Group
Nonprofit Capacity Conference
Community Development FinanceAssociation for Enterprise Opportunity
Opportunity Finance Network
Community Development Banking Listserv
OFN Conference
EducationEducation Pioneers
New Schools Venture Fund
Young Education Professionals
Edupreneur Jobs Listserv
EduWonk Blog - includes list of other education blogs
Getting Smart Blog
Top Education Conferences list
Employment & Workforce DevelopmentOpportunity Nation
Opportunity Youth Network
U.S. Chambers of Commerce
Clinton Foundation: Job One Initiative
Jobs for the Future
The Close It Summit
National Opportunity Summit
Health - USAmerican Public Health Association
Health - GlobalGuardian Global Development Professionals Network
Global Health Council
American Public Health Association
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
GBC Health
Guardian Global Development Professionals Network
The Guardian Global Health Blog
Harvard World Health news - includes list of other health blogs
Center for Global Development - Global Health - Upcoming Events
The Lancet - Global Health
Next Billion Health Care Blog
Global Health Learning Center
TED Talks Global Health
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
CDC Global Health
CGD - Case studies
Best Readings in Global Health
Directory of Global Health
Research Sources
Unite for Sight Conference
USAID Global Health Mini-University
UC Global Health Day
World Health Congress
HousingCoalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
National Affordable Housing Management Association
National Housing Conference
The Corporation for Enterprise Development
Affordable Housing Blog
Hunger and Homelessness
Feeding America
Meals on Wheels Association of America
National Coalition for the Homeless
No Kid Hungry
A Place At The Table
Food Research and Action Center
Map the Meal Gap
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Take Part Action Center
Impact Investing
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Next Billion Financial Innovation
Nonprofit Finance Fund
International Development Devex
Society for International Development
Guardian Global Development Professionals Network
Guardian Global Development
Next Billion
TED Talks
Center for Global Development
Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists
World Bank Atlas of Global Development
Aid Data
FSG Global Development Knowledge
Dalberg Insights
Society for International Development Annual Conference
Clinton Global Initiative
Harvard International Development Conference
Women Deliver
Council on Foundations
Exponent Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Regional groups:
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Grantmakers of Education
Grantmakers of Effective Organizations
Foundation Center
Conferences hosted by:
Council on Foundations
Exponent Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Youth DevelopmentGlobal Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
Social Media Beth Kanter's Blog
Nonprofit Tech for Good
Social Media for Nonprofits
Social Media for Development
Data & Evaluation
Monitoring & Evaluation Professionals LinkedIn Group
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Data Analysts for Social Good
Social Good Tech (San Francisco)
Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)
Social Entrepreneurship
The Gratitude Network
GSEN: Global Social Entrepreneurs Network
Impact Hub
Social Innovation Exchange
Social Venture Network
B Corp
Echoing Green
The Guardian Social Enterprise Blog
HuffPost Impact
Mashable Social Good
NetImpact Blog
Skoll World Forum
Social Enterprise Jobs Listserv
SSIR Social Entrepreneurship Blog
White House Office of Social Innovation
Skoll World Forum
Social Enterprise Alliance
Columbia Social Enterprise Conference
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
NYU Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Boards & Governance BoardSourceBoardSource Leadership Forum

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