Events

Find all of the information you need for upcoming Social Innovation Forum (SIF) Events and catch up on those you missed. Interested in hosting an SIF event? Contact us to learn more.

Upcoming Events

  • Next-Gen/Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy: February 26

    • Day:
      February 26, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    In an effort to respond to the interests of next-gen donors, the Social Innovation Forum is convening a group of collaborative funding partners to support a "Social Issue Track" in SIF's 2018-2019 Nonprofit Accelerator. SIF will engage these donors in a collaborative track process that will allow for engagement, learning and leveraged impact.

    In February, SIF will be hosting two info sessions about Next-Gen funding opportunities. Join us for this one on February 26.

    SIF Next-Gen/Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Info Session
  • Approach & Impact Breakfast - February 28

    • Day:
      February 28, 2018
      Time:
      8:30 am
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Are you interested in becoming involved with the Social Innovation Forum as a funder, volunteer, or in-kind partner? Join us for our Approach & Impact lunch to learn more.

    Approach and Impact
  • Social Issue Talk: Youth Incarceration

    • Day:
      March 01, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      District Hall
    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 1, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Breaking the Cycle of Youth Incarceration by Increasing Equitable and Appropriate Policing." 
    SIF Social Issue Talk Series
  • Social Issue Talk: Environmental Justice

    • Day:
      March 06, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      Foley & Lardner LLP

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 6, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Investing in the Grassroots to Achieve Environmental and Social Justice."

    SIF Social Issue Talk Series
  • Social Issue Talk: Inclusion for Youth with Disabilities

    • Day:
      March 15, 2018
      Time:
      8:30 am
      Location:
      Liberty Mutual Insurance (*new location*)

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 15, 2018 from 8:30 - 10:00 am for the Social Issue Talk "Building an Inclusive Society for Young People with Disabilities." 

    Inclusion for Youth with Disabilities
  • Social Issue Talk: Advancing Education in New Bedford

    • Day:
      March 20, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 20, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Advancing Education in New Bedford."

    Education in New Bedford
  • Social Issue Talk: Homelessness Prevention

    • Day:
      March 22, 2018
      Time:
      8:30 am
      Location:
      Cooley LLP

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 22, 2018 from 8:30 - 10:00 am for the Social Issue Talk "Eviction Prevention: A Model for Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts."

    SIF Social Issue Talk Series
  • Social Issue Talk: Fatherhood & Public Health

    • Day:
      March 27, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      Brown Rudnick

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 27, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk on "Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: Addressing Father Absenteeism as a Public Health Matter."

    Fatherhood
  • Approach & Impact Lunch - April 5

    • Day:
      April 05, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Are you interested in becoming involved with the Social Innovation Forum as a funder, volunteer, or in-kind partner? Join us for our Approach & Impact lunch to learn more.

    Approach and Impact

Past Events

  • Next-Gen/Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy: February 6

    • Day:
      February 06, 2018
      Time:
      9:00 am
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    In an effort to respond to the interests of next-gen donors, the Social Innovation Forum is convening a group of collaborative funding partners to support a "Social Issue Track" in SIF's 2018-2019 Nonprofit Accelerator. SIF will engage these donors in a collaborative track process that will allow for engagement, learning and leveraged impact.

    In February, SIF will be hosting two info sessions about Next-Gen funding opportunities. Join us for this one on February 6. If you can't make it to this session, you can join us on February 26

    Next-Gen
  • Investing for Local Impact: Challenges and Opportunities on the Ground

    • Day:
      February 15, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Please join us on Thursday, February 15 for a roundtable lunch hosted by the Social Innovation Forum (SIF). This interactive discussion featuring Mark Watson, Managing Director of Boston Impact Initiative, Cassandria Campbell, Co-Founder of Fresh Food Generation, and Jonathan Abe, CEO of Sunwealth, will open up conversation on the state of local impact investing, current opportunities for investment, and needs of entrepreneurs on the ground.

    Investing for Local Impact.jpg
  • How Can Intermediaries Help Accelerate Social Change?

    • Day:
      February 02, 2018
      Time:
      8:00 am
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Curious about how capacity-building organizations work in the social impact space? Join us for this thoughtful and interactive session examining the role intermediaries play in the social sector. Panelists representing local, national, and international programs will explore how their work can help advance the goals of both donors and nonprofit organizations.

    intermediaries graphic
  • Approach & Impact Lunch - January 25

    • Day:
      January 25, 2018
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Are you interested in becoming involved with the Social Innovation Forum as a funder, volunteer, or in-kind partner? Join us for our Approach & Impact lunch to learn more.

  • Next-Gen Collaborative Track Info Session

    • Day:
      December 04, 2017
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Attend our upcoming information session on Monday, December 4 to learn more about what it means to join a funder collaborative. 

  • Approach & Impact Lunch - November 30

    • Day:
      November 30, 2017
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Are you interested in becoming involved with the Social Innovation Forum as a funder, volunteer, or in-kind partner? Join us for our Approach & Impact lunch to learn more.

    SIF model graphic
  • Winter Reception

    • Day:
      December 07, 2017
      Time:
      5:30 pm
      Location:
      Microsoft New England R&D Center, Cambridge, MA

    We invite our community of investors, supporters, and portfolio organizations to join us for the formal announcement of the 2018 Social Innovators and a celebration of the achievements of our portfolio organizations! 

    Veronica Serrato of Project Citizenship and Sovanna Pouv of CMAA at SIF's 13th Annual Winter Reception
  • Helping Clients Climb the "Philanthropic Curve"

    • Day:
      November 06, 2017
      Time:
      3:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Why are some givers content doing good work, while others make life more challenging by remaining restless in their pursuit of better? In this session, co-hosted with the Boston Philanthropic Roundtable, we'll explore initial findings in qualitative research behind the gap between these two types of givers.

  • More than a Book Club

    • Day:
      November 13, 2017
      Time:
      5:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113, Boston, MA 02114

    Join the Social Innovation Forum community for a meeting of the SIF Book Club as we enjoy interesting books and stimulating discussion that will raise our awareness about pressing social issues.

    A CHANCE IN THE WORLD book cover
  • Approach & Impact Lunch - October 24

    • Day:
      October 24, 2017
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      One Congress Street, Suite 113 | Boston, MA 02114

    Are you interested in becoming involved with the Social Innovation Forum as a funder, volunteer, or in-kind partner? Join us for our Approach & Impact lunch to learn more.

    SIF model graphic