Events

Find all of the information you need for upcoming Social Innovation Forum (SIF) Events and catch up on those you missed. Interested in hosting an SIF event? Contact us to learn more.

UPDATE 3/11/2020: We are closely watching the developments with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please see below for the latest updates on our scheduled events. We will continue to monitor and reassess the situation and issue updates as relevant information becomes available from the Centers for Disease Control and MA Department of Public Health.

Upcoming Events

  • Event Update: Moving Towards Social Justice Philanthropy: One Family Foundation's Journey, Challenges, and Lessons on April 7 Postponed

    • Date:
      April 07, 2020
      Time:
      9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Location:
      Goulston & Storrs, 400 Atlantic Ave | Boston, MA 02110

    We regret to inform you that as a result of the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Social Innovation Forum and Philanthropy Massachusetts have decided to postpone the event "Moving Towards Social Justice Philanthropy: One Family Foundation's Journey, Challenges, and Lessons" that had been scheduled for April 7.  

    We were delighted to have had such strong interest in this topic from our community. Given that this event is intended to be an intimate and honest dialogue, we will be working with our guest speakers on rescheduling for a later date rather than trying to do the event virtually. We look forward to being in touch with more information once we have it and hope that you will be able to join us.

    Warmly,
    Carolyn 

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  • 2020 Social Innovator Showcase

    • Date:
      May 18, 2020
      Time:
      5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location:
      60 State St 33rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109

    Save the date for our Social Innovator Showcase! On May 18, hear from eight of greater Boston's most innovative nonprofit leaders present their solutions to our region's most challenging social issues. The Social Innovator Showcase brings together an audience of more than 350 business executives, philanthropists, community leaders, and others interested in helping these organizations achieve their visions and expand their impact. 

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Past Events

  • Event Update: Promoting Physical Activity for Youth with Disabilities on April 1 Cancelled

    • Date:
      April 01, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      The Boston Foundation

    We regret to inform you that the Social Issue Talk, Promoting Physical Activity for Youth with Disabilities, scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 will not take place as planned. Our event host, The Boston Foundation, has made the decision to cancel all events with outside organizations through April 15. We hope to work with our keynote speaker to reschedule and will be in touch once we have more information. 


    Sincerely, 
    The SIF Team 

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  • Event Update: Revitalizing Communities Through Historic Restoration on March 20 Cancelled

    • Date:
      March 20, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      Nixon Peabody LLP

    We regret to inform you that the Social Issue Talk, Revitalizing Communities Through Historic Restoration, scheduled for Friday, March 20 will not take place as planned. Our event host, Nixon Peabody, has made the decision to cancel all events with outside organizations for the time being. We hope to work with our keynote speaker to reschedule and will be in touch once we have more information. 

    Sincerely, 
    The SIF Team

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  • Supporting Student Success Through Authentic Family Engagement

    • Date:
      March 02, 2020
      Time:
      8:30 am - 10:00 am
      Location:
      Holland & Knight LLP

    Join the Social Innovation Forum on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 8:30-10:00 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Supporting Student Success Through Authentic Family Engagement."

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  • Event Update: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic on March 31 Cancelled

    • Date:
      March 31, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
      Location:
      Nutter

    We regret to inform you that the Social Issue Talk, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic, scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 will not take place as planned. Our event host, Nutter, has made the decision to cancel all events with outside organizations through early April. We hope to work with our keynote speaker to reschedule and will be in touch once we have more information.

    Sincerely,
    The SIF Team

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  • Event Update: Empowering Youth Through Arts Engagement on March 24 Cancelled 

    • Date:
      March 24, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
      Location:
      Nutter

    We regret to inform you that the Social Issue Talk, Empowering Youth Through Arts Engagement, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 will not take place as planned. Our event host, Nutter, has made the decision to cancel all events with outside organizations through early April. We hope to work with our keynote speaker to reschedule and will be in touch once we have more information.

    Sincerely,
    The SIF Team

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  • Event Update: Social Capital: Who has it, why do we need it, and how do we build it? on March 17 Cancelled

    • Date:
      March 17, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      Nixon Peabody LLP

    We regret to inform you that the Social Issue Talk, Social Capital: Who has it, why do we need it, and how do we build it?, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 will not take place as planned. Our event host, Nixon Peabody, has made the decision to cancel all events with outside organizations for the time being. We hope to work with our keynote speaker to reschedule and will be in touch once we have more information. 


    Sincerely, 
    The SIF Team

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  • Approach & Impact Lunch

    • Date:
      February 13, 2020
      Time:
      12:00 pm
      Location:
      2 Oliver Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA 02109
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  • Collaborative Funding Opportunity Info Session

    • Date:
      February 26, 2020
      Time:
      9:00 am - 10:30 am
      Location:
      Social Innovation Forum, 2 Oliver Street, Boston 02109 (RSVP required)

    We invite you to join us for an info session to learn more about SIF’s upcoming collaborative funding opportunity for next-gen, emerging, and experienced donors. In recognition of deepening divides both locally and nationally and in an effort to encourage all community members to engage in our democracy, this year SIF will convene a group of donors to form a collaborative social issue track focused on civic engagement. 

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