The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has a distinctive mission: We help nonprofits and supporters make a bigger difference by finding the connections they need to drive social change. We’re like a matchmaker for change makers, and we take pride in the relationships and resource exchanges we’ve helped create. For nonprofits, engaging with SIF can be truly transformative: We give them a forum to meet people who can help them realize their vision and the skills and guidance to get there. Meanwhile, donors and volunteers deepen their understanding of the most urgent needs and promising solutions in greater Boston, and apply their resources to innovators positioned to make the greatest impact.
In this year’s report, we highlight the range of connections that our social change marketplace makes possible, including a timely collaboration among funders that fueled capacity-building support for eight organizations serving immigrants and refugees in our community.
We believe that all of us can work smarter when we work together, and we’re grateful for the donors and friends who make this work possible. Let’s make it our mission to connect more often and more deeply in the year ahead. Keep reading for suggestions on how you can connect for impact in 2019.
Susan Musinsky, Executive Director
Ryan Dings Chair, SIF Board of Directors