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. 

  • Social Issue Talk Recap

    More than 300 guests attend March Social Issue Talk Series

    The month of March is among the most exciting times of year at the Social Innovation Forum with seven free, educational events across the city. For those of you who weren’t able to join, we’ve provided a recap of the Social Issue Talks.

    Social Issue Talk Audience
  • A Funder's Experience with SIF

    Christine Kendall of the Gisela B. Hogan Foundation shares her perspective on being a Social Issue Track Partner
    • By Christine Kendall, Founder, SmarterGive
    • Published on March 29, 2017

    Christine Kendall of the Gisela B. Hogan Foundation shares a funder's perspective on working with the Social Innovation Forum as a Social Issue Track Partner this year.

    Two children from Julie’s Family Learning Program
  • A New Chapter for SIF

    SIF contributes a chapter to new book on social impact

    The Social Innovation Forum is proud to have contributed a chapter to Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise, a recently published book featuring chapters and case studies written by thought leaders, industry analysts, and managers of global and local organizations who are engaged with innovative models of sustainable social impact.

    Susan Musinsky and Anna Trieschmann reading Managing for Social Impact
  • Social Innovation Forum Hosts Pilot Book Club Session

    Community members joined together to read and learn about pressing social issues.

    On January 25, SIF welcomed 25 members of our community for our pilot Book Club session. Guests arrived at SIF’s new space eager to discuss the first book selection, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs. Past Social Innovators, Chaplain Clementina "Tina" Chéry, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and Jon Feinman, Executive Director of InnerCity Weightlifting, joined as special guests to share their unique perspectives and offer their depth of knowledge to the conversation.

    Book Club members meet with Tina Chéry and Jon Feinman, who speak about their experiences related to the book selection.
  • Collaborating for Impact

    The Story of A Women & Girls Funding Collaborative and 2016 Social Innovator Budget Buddies

    In 2016 the Social Innovation Forum helped bring together a unique funding collaborative committed to working together to improve the lives of women and girls. 

    Anita Saville of Budget Buddies pitches at the 2016 Social Innovator Showcase
  • Social Issue Talk Series Begins March 7

    Hear from social issue area experts at seven educational events during March

    This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold seven free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series. 

    Audience at food insecurity social issue talk
  • Marching Forward Together

    SIF staff participated in the Women's March in Boston and Washington D.C. and share their experiences and hopes for the movement

    On January 21, SIF team members joined Women's Marches in Boston and Washington D.C. Here they share their experiences, takeaways, and their hopes for the future of the movement.

    Women's March Participants - photo credit Lauren Miller
  • Making Voices Heard

    Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color and the Boston Women’s March for America

    On the final day of the Obama administration, SIF executive director reflects on her recent visit to the White House and the critical need to create ladders of opportunity for ALL Americans, including women and girls of color.

    Panelists at Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color: Continuing Progress and Building Towards Change
  • Social Innovation Forum Acquires Next Mile Project

    Two of Boston's most innovative nonprofits merge to solidify Boston's role as global social innovation hub.
    • By Susan Musinsky and Vilas Dhar
    • Published on January 17, 2017

    We are thrilled to share with you exciting news: The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has acquired the Next Mile Project, combining our strengths and expertise to create one of the nation’s largest social change ecosystems -- and solidifying Boston’s role as a hub for social innovation.

    Susan Musinsky and Vilas Dhar at SIF's Winter Reception