October 2021 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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Oct. 13 – 15 | bbcon 2021 | Virtual Conference

bbcon 2021 Virtual is the ultimate conference experience for every person and organization using technology to build a better world. Hosted by Blackbaud, it’s where you go to be inspired, energized, equipped, and empowered—all while connecting with your community in new ways. This online-only event will unite the social good community for three days of cutting-edge thought leadership, inspiration, virtual networking, and unforgettable experiences.  

For more information and to register, please click here.


Oct. 14 | Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards 2021 | Virtual Ceremony

Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards are the world’s leading Awards celebrating leadership in sustainable business. It’s more than acknowledging excellent sustainability strategies. The Responsible Business Awards recognize those that are truly having an impact on business, society and the environment – delivering a new blueprint for business in the 21st Century.

For the past 12 years our Awards have served as the benchmark for businesses from across the globe that are looking to showcase real leadership, against their international peers. Over the past two years we’ve seen 32 winning entrants from 18 different countries. And, whilst this year we’re unable to recognize the leaders during a prestigious in person Awards gala, we will be celebrating the leaders with our global community, through a virtual Awards ceremony.

For more information, please click here.


Oct. 16 – 20 | Inclusive Volunteering for Global Equity | Virtual Conference

The International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) is the most significant global network of Volunteering for Development organisations. It’s annual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) brings together leaders of international volunteering agencies from around the globe in a unique dialogue focusing on the challenges and opportunities currently facing volunteering for development – longstanding, and newly emerging. IVCO allows Forum members to learn, exchange ideas and practice innovation, build supportive peer networks, and participate in shaping sectoral policy and advocacy initiatives.

IVCO 2021 will be hosted by ActionAid Hellas on the theme Inclusive Volunteering for Global Equality, from 16 to 20 October 2021. It will be held online and will include the first Virtual Global Volunteering Fair and an Active Citizens International Photo Salon.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Oct. 18-21 | Sustainable Brands ’21 San Diego | Hybrid Conference

The global event for the largest community of purpose-driven brands and leaders, SB’21 San Diego offers inspiration, resources, and guidance towards unlocking the power of regenerative business. Better brands are moving past ‘doing less harm’ to drive regenerative models that renew, restore, and grow. Attend Sustainable Brands’ flagship conference for the latest insights to drive better business practices at your organization.

Through a combination of state-of-the-art live event safety standards and digital technology, Sustainable Brands is bringing together a global community of change agents at SB’21 San Diego. Join the brightest minds in sustainability, virtually or in-person, to step forward into the upcoming decade of regeneration and realize the vibrant future that we need.

For more information and to register, please click here. 


Oct. 20 - 22 | 2021 Upswell Summit I Virtual Event

The Upswell summit brings together thousands of changemakers, hundreds of speakers, brilliant thought leaders, inspired innovators, and powerful creators to unleash civil society's potential. We’ll draw on everything we’ve learned throughout the year – in Pop-Ups, through new collaborations and connections, in consideration of our rapidly changing world – to focus on creating a just and healthier future.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Oct. 24 - 30 | Celebrate PRO BONO WEEK 2021

Pro Bono Week is a great time to celebrate making a difference for nonprofits you partner with and highlight the work your employees have been doing all year long. Taproot shares tips from 2020 that are still relevant today.


Oct. 25 – 28 | VERGE 21: The Climate Tech Event | Virtual Conference

The urgency of the climate crisis is accelerating—and so, too, is the opportunity to build a clean economy. Join more than 10,000 leaders online—from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors, and startups—advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, sustainable mobility, carbon removal, regenerative food systems, and resilient infrastructure.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT | 2021 B:CIVIC Summit | Virtual Conference 

The 2021 Summit presented by Delta Dental of Colorado and VF Corporation is designed to engage and back professionals as they Act to Achieve impact and accelerate CSR collectively. This conference is led by an outstanding cohort of speakers representing a range of businesses, industries and approaches to CSR featuring twelve workshops and two national keynotes.

With twelve workshop sessions following four tracks: Community Impact, Employee Engagement, Building the Business Case and Telling Our Story - this full-day conference offers you and colleagues opportunities to:  

  • Engage with community leaders on best practices, national trends and local thought-leadership 
  • Build lasting connections with like-minded peers and businesses from across Colorado and the nation  
  • Enhance your CSR strategies and integration into the business strategy to accelerate impact
  • Return to your role with fresh ideas, skills and strategies that you can implement immediately

For more information and to register, please click here.

If you’d like to add a relevant event, or update details for an existing entry, please reach out to cece@pointsoflight.org and be sure to include the date, location, brief summary and the corresponding link. 

Please note that the descriptions are summarized from the corresponding event’s website and do not necessarily reflect the views of Points of Light.


Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.

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