We work in a time where digital data has the ability to radically transform how social sector organizations operate, interact with one another, and achieve their missions.

Transform the Sector is a one-day conference about how we can leverage new tools, models, and methods to build a data-enabled social sector for the 21st century. Join data experts, policy innovators, and social sector leaders for a day of learning, networking, and strategizing on how the social sector can increase its impact through the use of digital data.



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What is transform the sector 2017?


The first stop on the

World Tour


Nonprofit organizations, governments and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their operations, and pursue their missions. Yet, as digital data becomes increasingly important, many in the sector feel over their heads when it comes to its collection and use. How can organizations and sector leaders maximize the opportunities presented by increased data to drive evidence-based decision making and optimize limited resources?

Brought to you by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab and Powered by Data, Transform the Sector is a one-day conference about revolutionizing the Canadian social sector’s use of data. The conference is the first stop on the Do Good Data / Data on Purpose world tour launched by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Digital Civil Society Lab.

Join internationally recognized Canadian experts and global thought leaders for skillfully-led sessions on topics ranging from how organizations can collaborate to leverage data to transform their impact, to how policymakers can ensure ethical data practices, to how social finance professionals can use public and government data to unlock impact measurement.




SOLD-OUT: Transform the Sector has sold out. We are working with our partners to try and increase the amount of tickets available. In the meantime, please register for the waitlist if you are interested in purchasing a ticket. We will contact you if tickets become available.


Conference Fellows Selected:

With the support of the Carold Institute and Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, we've selected 22 Conference Fellows and are covering their registration, travel, and accommodation costs. 


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