As the Associate Director of Community Engagement and New Initiatives, Anna (she/her/hers) works to incubate new initiatives and foster learning, collaboration, and networking opportunities that are diverse, welcoming, engaging, and high quality. In this role, she manages the stewardship of volunteers and in-kind partners and oversees strategy and programming for the Social Innovation Forum’s alumni portfolio as well as for the organization’s nonprofit coworking space.
Anna joined the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) in 2012 and has since worked across all of the organization’s functional areas. She led a number of special projects during SIF’s 2015 spin-off from its parent organization, including the creation of SIF’s new brand identity and website, and managed the move of SIF’s headquarters following its acquisition of Next Mile Project in 2017. Anna enjoys both learning and teaching immensely and strives to continuously broaden her perspectives in order to improve her work. She is a proud student in the 2017-2018 cohort of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s Core Program through Tufts University, an Inaugural City Awake Delegate and Steering Committee Member, and a member of the Social Justice Funders Network Design Team. Anna is also the co-author of a book chapter on SIF’s work in Managing for Social Impact (Springer 2017) and acts an Adjunct Lecturer in Nonprofit Management & Leadership at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. She is passionate about fusing the tools and values of the corporate and social sectors to increase effectiveness and inclusion across all aspects of society.