Our Top Four Picks for 2017 CSR Conferences

Cassandra Bennett January 18, 2017 Employee Engagement

Your CFO has finalized the 2017 budget and the funds allocated to your team’s professional growth is not what you expected. GASP! Don’t fear. The YourCause team can help you narrow down which CSR conferences are going to give your team the most bang for the buck.

A quick poll completed by our corporate partners revealed that there are four must-attend conferences that will provide you with innovative strategies and thought provoking conversation, all while allowing you to influence growth and change in the CSR industry.

Get prepared to mark your calendar for a great conference season in 2017!


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Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

March 26-28, 2017

Boston, MA

Join Boston College, an institutional leader in corporate citizenship, as they host the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference where corporate citizens from around the world will share concepts surrounding CSR programs, partnerships, and solutions that support global change. Conference attendance is limited to only corporate citizen practitioners providing a unique focus in peer collaboration. Join your peers in Boston for the first of four must attend conferences in 2017.

Learn more and register now for the Boston College: International Corporate Citizenship Conference


CSRworks: Annual Industry Summit

April 12-13, 2017

Dallas, TX

CSRworks is a conference driven on one key principle: open, genuine, and inspirational conversation led by CSR peers and professionals in which attendees will innovate and change the future of CSR. During this free conference, peers work together to tackle challenges faced within their own CSR community while discovering best practices that have proven to be successful. Join your peers for two-days of collaborative CSR though leadership.

Learn more and register now for CSRworks: Annual Industry Summit


Points of Light

June 19-21, 2017

Seattle, WA

Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service provides attendees with a unique mix of thought leaders by convening nonprofits, government, business and civic leaders from around the world. Attendees focus heavily on the future of volunteer services and the ability to increase the number of volunteers and the impact of the work they do. Join this conference to get a diverse perspective on the role of volunteering and the potential effects it could gather.

Learn more and register now for Points of Light



June 29, 2017

New York, NY

Charities@Work brings together the nonprofit and for-profit worlds to collaborate on discussing the future development of social impact. An alliance between America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare, and Global Impact has fostered a conference that facilitates engagement and partnerships between charities, companies, and their employees. Join the entire spectrum of folks interested in accomplishing joint change this spring in New York.



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If you are one of the lucky individuals that have an additional budget for conferences beyond the four listed above, check out these other noteworthy events:


ACCP: The Conference

March 12 – 15, 2017

San Antonio, TX

Learn about ACCP: The Conference


Ethical Corp: Responsible Business Summit West 2017

November 14-15, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Learn about Responsible Business Summit


Ceres Conference 2016

April 26 – 27, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Learn about Ceres Conference.


CECP Summit 2017

May 23 – 24, 2017

New York, NY

Learn about CECP Summit


Engage for Good Conference 2017

May 31 – June 1, 2017

Chicago, IL

Learn about the Engage for Good Conference


Sustainable Brands Detroit 2017

May 22 – 25 2017

Detroit, MI

Learn about Sustainable Brands Conference


Social Innovation Summit

June 6 – 8, 2017

Washington, DC

Learn about Social Innovation Summit


COMMIT!Forum 2017

October 11 – 12, 2017

New York, NY

Learn about Commit!Forum


BSR Conference 2017

October 24 – 26, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA

Learn about BSR Conference


Is there a CSR conference you recommend not on this list? Please let us know.