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. 

  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation, June 24 - 30

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    Check out the third installment in this summer's "Putting the 'Social' in Social Innovation" summer blog series to find exciting events hosted by our past Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation, June 17 - 23

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston
    • By Hannah Coy
    • Published on June 16, 2017

    Check out the second installment in this summer's "Putting the 'Social' in Social Innovation" summer blog series to find exciting events hosted by our past Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

    Summer Blog Series Header
  • Eight Funders Support Collaborative Track Focused on Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers

    Funding Collaborative commits to supporting both a social issue track as well as SIF’s “Capacity Camp” program to serve additional organizations

    In response to policy changes that are threatening the rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers across the United States, the Social Innovation Forum announced in March that it would highlight this issue in our 2017-18 portfolio. Within weeks of our initial call to action, eight funding partners signed on to participate.

  • Social Innovation Forum Awarded Grant by The Boston Foundation

    Funding will be used to promote effective and sustainable nonprofits in the greater Boston

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) was recently awarded a grant of $50,000 by the Boston Foundation. The grant will support SIF’s ongoing work to promote effective and sustainable nonprofits in the greater Boston area.

  • SIF Convenes Conversation around Impact Investing, Releases Learning Report

    Panel highlights the challenges and opportunities for this emerging field in greater Boston

    In late April, the Social Innovation Forum hosted more than 40 people at our One Congress Street offices for lunch and an interactive panel conversation about impact investing. This event accompanied the release of our report, Insights into Impact Investing, which highlights our accomplishments and the opportunities in this exciting, emerging field.

    Insights into Impact Investing report cover
  • Standing Room Only at 2017 Showcase

    Innovators pitch to full house of funders, philanthropists, and other supporters

    On Tuesday, May 2, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) welcomed more than 350 philanthropists, business leaders, and others to the 14th Annual Social Innovator Showcase to hear seven of greater Boston’s nonprofit organizations pitch their solutions to our community's toughest social issues.

    2017 Social Innovators
  • 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