Nonprofit 101

"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

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!

The next 101 Seminar is on Friday, March 23, 2018 to Saturday, March 24, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. 

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