• Co-creating + Collaboration

    We believe the ultimate potential and power of any convening lie in the collective untapped knowledge and experience of the participants, and we strive to tap that vast store by maximizing dialog, creativity and idea exchange.

  • Dev Summit Participants aka "Family"

    Nonprofit Software Development Summit

    Nonprofit staff, developers, capacity builders, and grassroots activists will share knowledge, build capacity, and collectively envision the future of free and open technology to support social change efforts at the 2020 Nonprofit Software Development Summit. Dev Summit 2020 will take place 18-20 November 2020, and will be hosted online. To get a sense of what might come up, check out the agenda from the 2019 Dev Summit.

Aspiration Events

Aspiration is a global leader in the design and delivery of innovative gatherings for nonprofit and non-governmental audiences.

Our event philosophy and facilitation focus on maximizing collaboration and peer sharing, while making sparing use of one-to-many and several-to-many session formats such as presentations and panels. We believe the ultimate potential and power of any convening lie in the collective untapped knowledge and experience of the participants, and we strive to tap that vast store by maximizing dialog, creativity and idea exchange.

We build agendas around participant-driven dialog and collaboration that connect all the stakeholders in strategy, design and development processes, and model our events to reflect the diverse and network-oriented nature of the communities we convene.  Our approach prioritizes concrete and tangible outcomes that engender rich post-event collaboration and meaningful impact.

Upcoming & Recent Events

We are blessed and grateful that our calendar stays fairly full. Bookmark this page, where you can find out what's on the horizon, and be sure to signup for our emails to stay up to date!

Recent Event
November 18-20, 2020 // Virtual
Past Event
November 06-08, 2019 // Preservation Park, Oakland, CA
Past Event
July 10-11, 2019 // Los Angeles, California USA
Past Event
November 14-16, 2018 // Oakland, California USA
Our Sharing Model

Aspiration is an open knowledge organization and all our event methodologies and resources are published under open licenses.  We encourage re-use, invite contributions, and are always happy to discuss general practices and specific questions.

Read our paper on Creating Participatory Events >

"Where the why meets the how. Where the doers of the work that matters work to do better."

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