At the Social Innovation Forum we relentlessly seek ways to maximize the impact of greater Boston’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Our mission is to create positive socialchange by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks.
This year was our most impactful yet: We boosted the capacity of eight nonprofits through our Social Innovator Accelerator and 28 more through shorter-term Capacity Camps. Our three showcases drew 513 investors and supporters—a record high—and we convened a growing network for important conversations about pressing social issues and funder-nonprofit relationships.
We turned attention inward this year too. In October, we moved to a larger headquarters, and in the spring, we completed a strategic plan that affirms our commitment to the social change “marketplace” approach and sharpens our emphasis on addressing the systems of inequity at the root of so many social problems. We’ve intensified our internal commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion and made important new hires and additions to our board as we prepare to expand support for nonprofits, ramp up our development, education, and outreach, and deepen the impact of our network over the long term.
In this time of growing social upheaval and inequality, we feel more strongly than ever that we must be out in front on critical issues affecting our communities. As we look ahead with strengthened resources and a growing network, we’re grateful for the many individuals and organizations who show up again and again, proving that you are all in for change.
We invite you to read our 2019 annual report "All in for Change" to learn more.
Susan Musinsky, Executive Director, Social Innovation Forum & Ryan Dings, Board Chair, Social Innovation Forum