Giving Back

See how event organizers and others are using meetings and events to make a difference.

Brands Taking Stands: 3BL Forum Explores Corporate Activism

Corporate activism is having a transformative moment. The 3BL Forum explored the movement with a new, flexible format and an impressive roster of speakers that broached critical topics from all angles.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 7, 2018

Hague CVB Spotlights Groups’ Earth-Friendly Initiatives

The Hague CVB showcases its commitment to sustainability — and local innovators — with its own awards programme.

BY Curt Wagner October 27, 2018

Can Promiseland Project Help Reunite Polarized America?

A collection of architects and home builders are donating their talent, time, money, and passion to create a place for open and honest conversation in America, one destination at a time.

BY David McMillin October 19, 2018

How to Help Events Industry Professionals Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle and left a trail of destruction. Join the PCMA Education Foundation in helping your events industry colleagues affected by the storm.

BY David McMillin October 12, 2018

How Milwaukee Puts Housing First

The “housing first” philosophy puts the chronically homeless in secure housing as a first step, rather than focusing on behavior or other issues. Here’s the difference it has made in Milwaukee County.

BY Barbara Palmer October 2, 2018

Hacking Homelessness

Gallus Events founder William Thomson created Homeless Hackathon Glasgow, bringing together hacker participants, along with representatives from local institutions and nonprofit organizations, to yield potential solutions to homelessness. The result? Not one, but three projects currently under development.

BY Barbara Palmer October 1, 2018

4 Ways Meetings Help Homeless Communities

Here are some of the ways events make an impact.

BY Convene Editors October 1, 2018

‘A Day of Reckoning’ — How Events are Changing the World

Our September cover story showcases three international events, two of which launched this year to address the challenge of human migration from completely different disciplines. All three hinge on bringing together perspectives from all over the world to focus on solutions to our most pressing issues.

BY Michelle Russell September 4, 2018

‘It’s About Learning Through Play’

The LEGO Group’s Build the Change events are all about doing good — for children, the communities in which the events are held, and the company itself.

July 24, 2018

An “Un-Conference” for Poverty and Social Injustice

The Opportunity Collaboration summit brings professionals from different disciplines together to create sustainable solutions to poverty and social injustice — in as “un-conference” a way as possible.

July 2, 2018

‘We Can’t Sit By and Close Our Eyes.’

PCMA Community Advocate of the Year finalist Ken Sien on combatting human trafficking through awareness and education.

May 31, 2018

‘There’s a Lot of Potential for Quick Action.’

When Hurricane Harvey struck last year, PCMA Community Advocate of the Year Finalist Rachael Riggs had to think on her feet, spurring a grassroots volunteer effort through unexpected means — by creating an Amazon wish list.

May 31, 2018