News

Check back often for the latest Social Innovation Forum news and to stay up-to-date on the work of our Innovators and Entrepreneurs. 

  • SIF Announces the 2018 Social Innovators

    • By SIF Team
    • Published on December 07, 2017

    Tonight the Social Innovation Forum welcomes the newest cohort of Social Innovators. These eight organizations will participate in SIF's 24-month capacity-building program, receiving access to financial and in-kind support valued at more than $150,000 to help them accelerate their work and amplify their impact.

  • SIF 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    Gifts with impact from the SIF portfolio
    • By Holly Sloane
    • Published on November 12, 2017

    This holiday season, give and give back with these unique gifts from the Social Innovation Forum's portfolio of social impact organizations. From jewelry to gym memberships and much more in-between, find a way to incorporate social impact into your gift giving this year while finding a special gift for everyone on your list.

    SIF Holiday Gift Guide
  • Less Jail, More Future

    Three SIF Social Innovators make progress on criminal justice reform in MA

    “Less Jail, More Future,” Roca’s mantra and call to action, is in the works for Massachusetts emerging adults facing the criminal charges thanks to the recent work of several Social Innovation Forum (SIF) Innovators: Chelsea-based Roca, Lowell-based UTEC, and Boston-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice.

    UTEC
  • Announcing the 2018 Social Innovator Finalists

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent greater Boston's most promising approaches to addressing some of our community's toughest social issues.

    2018 Innovator Announcement
  • Governance and Family Philanthropy

    An effective governance structure can sustain achievement of a family’s philanthropic goals across generations.

    What if “governance” was viewed not only through the lens of operational necessity but also as a means to articulate, promote, and sustain achievement of a family’s philanthropic goals across generations?

    Governance and Family Philanthropy
  • Sponsored coworking memberships for organizations supporting immigrants and refugees

    Eastern Bank and Social Innovation Forum offer office space and access to workshops, training, and more to help nonprofits build capacity.
    • By Melissa Duggan and Anna Trieschmann
    • Published on September 27, 2017

    With generous sponsorship from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is offering up to one year of free coworking membership to individuals/nonprofit organizations in greater Boston that provide support and promote successful integration and advancement for immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. 

    SIF Coworking Space
  • Defending the Dreamers

    What we can do to help undocumented immigrants

    At SIF we are all feeling challenged by the Trump administration’s decision last week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Unless Congress acts, nearly 800,000 young immigrants who had been brought to the United States by their parents will be at risk for immediate deportation.

  • Moving On: Reflections on a Decade with SIF

    Associate Director Katie Barnett shares her SIF journey
    • By Katie Barnett
    • Published on September 14, 2017

    Little did Katie Barnett know a short-term consulting project with the Social Innovation Forum would be the beginning of a ten-year journey of learning and inspiration.

    Katie and Evelyn
  • Coworking Q&A with Matthew Henry, Exceptional Lives

    What is it like to work in Boston’s only coworking space by nonprofit professionals for nonprofit professionals? Social Innovation Forum’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Anna Trieschmann, sat down with Matthew Henry, Data Resource Specialist for Exceptional Lives, an SIF coworking member to get his take on coworking at SIF.

    Matthew Henry, Data Resource Specialist at Exceptional Lives, works at a shared table in SIF's Coworking Space