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Welcome to Fordham Social Innovation! 

Fordham's Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community members working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Its newsletter serves to provide you with information and resources to get involved with various on- and off-campus initiatives that serve these missions.

Here's a preview of what's happening this month:
~ AidEx Conference
~ Responsible and Impact Investing
~ Project Anywhere
~ Global Social Venture Competition


AidEx Conference

Now in its 6th year, AidEx is established as the leading platform for the international aid and development community to come together and improve the efficiency of aid.

AidEx is a two day event, which encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid & development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn.

Register here

Protecting Our Places! Know Your Rights on Non-Profit Tax Exemptions

Hosted by Fordham Law School Community Economic Development Clinic, Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at NYC Department of Finance, NYC Public Advocate & 596 Acres.

When: Thursday Nov. 10, 6:30–8:30pm
Where: LC Campus, 155 West 60th Street, Room 109B


Responsible and Impact Investing Symposium

Responsible and impact investing provide opportunities for nonprofit organizations and for-profit investors and businesses to generate a beneficial social and environmental impact along with potential financial returns. How can investment strategies be aligned with community and individual values to meet philanthropic goals and/or sought after profits while satisfying legal obligations and duties to stakeholders?

This half-day symposium will feature leaders in this growing field to discuss opportunities and legal considerations for investors, nonprofit organizations, financial advisors, and for-profit entities, from start-ups to established ventures, to formulate forward-looking financial strategies that influence social agendas while considering investment risks and obligations to investors, governmental regulators and the public.

When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2-6pm: Symposium; 6-7:30pm: Reception
Where: LC Campus, 140 W 62 St, McNally Amphitheatre

View the full agenda here
Register here

Project Anywhere Conference

This free two-day conference will explore the challenge of exhibiting, viewing and evaluating art located elsewhere in space and time. How do artists overcome common assumptions that expanded and dynamic exhibition formats present barriers to value? How do we find appropriate language and evaluative criteria for discussing projects that often straddle art and other realms of knowledge? How do we meaningfully account for art’s omnivorous ability to traverse diverse forms, spaces and places and evoke understandings potentially elusive in theoretical, scientific or philosophical propositions alone? This conference is specifically conceived as a vehicle for giving voice to artistic projects located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time.

When: November 17-18
Where: Parsons School of Design

Learn more here

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

Find more information here
Apply here

Check out resources for entrepreneurs at
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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