Nonprofit 101 Seminar

"The [101 Seminar] was tremendously empowering and eye-opening. I appreciated the great energy and candor of the presenters. The information shared was excellent and often surprising."
— Amy Rogers, Charlotte, NC

“Anyone who’s inspired by 826 and looking to start a chapter or anything similar would benefit from this workshop. In two days we’ve leapt months in understanding of where we are as an organization and where we need to go to continue to grow and succeed.”
—Emily Kastner, Kalamazoo, MI

Led by 826 National’s staff, the 101 Seminar is two days of engaging workshops and comprehensive presentations designed to help you build your own community organization. You’ll meet other educators, activists, nonprofit visionaries, and supporters of 826 National from around the globe. While our 101 Seminar is not specific to those looking to start their own 826-inspired organization, we strongly encourage those interested in adopting the model to attend.

You’ll learn about:

  • Nonprofit management
  • Fundraising
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Engaging community partners
  • Building inclusive and educational spaces
  • Project-based learning
  • Creating innovative programs
  • And much more!

You’ll learn from:

  • Caroline Kangas, Pirate Store Manager at 826 Valencia
  • Anton Timms, Director of Volunteer Engagement at 826 Valencia
  • Daniel Cesca, Operations Manager at 826 National

Past panelists include:

  • Bita Nazarian, Executive Director at 826 Valencia
  • Randal Seriguchi, Executive Director of Urban Ed Academy
  • Janet Heller, Founder and CEO of Chapter 510 in Oakland

The next 101 Seminar is November 9 – 10 in San Francisco! Register Now.

There are over 50 organizations around the world inspired by the 826 model. While they are not formally affiliated with 826, they do similar work that is both engaging and inspiring. Learn more about some of these outstanding organizations below:

100 Story Building Melbourne, Australia
Berättarministeriet Stockholm, Sweden
Fighting Words Dublin, Ireland
Fighting Words Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gabinete de Historias Buenos Aires, Argentina
Grimm & Co. Rotherham, England
La Grande Fabbrica delle Parole Milan, Italy
Le Labo des Histoires Paris, France

Little Green Pig Brighton & Hove, England
Ministry of Stories London, England
Noordjes Kinderkunst Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ordskælv Copenhagen, Denmark
Porto Delle Storie Florence, Italy
Proyecto Cientouno Greater Santiago, Chile
Story Planet Toronto, Canada
Sydney Story Factory Sydney, Australia
VoxPrima Barcelona, Spain

Learn more about our international impact here