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  • Susan, Welcome Back!

    Susan reflects on her three-month sabbatical experience
    • By Susan Musinsky
    • Published on August 04, 2022

    Join us in welcoming back our Executive Director Susan Musinksy from a three-month sabbatical in Hawaii. 

    Susan Musinsky
  • Leveraging Your Culture

    Through effective communication and people strategies
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on July 26, 2022

    On Tuesday, June 7, Lisa Yarussi joined SIF to lead a workshop called Leveraging Your Culture Through Effective Communication and People Strategies. This workshop provided tips for improving workplace culture.

    Lisa Yassuri
  • Part 2: SIF Spring Co-Op Reflections

    Hear from Julia Chase, Communications and Events Co-Op
    • By Julia Chase
    • Published on July 07, 2022

    Julia Chase, SIF's Communications & Events Co-op, shares more about her time working in the Communication department at the Social Innovation Forum (SIF). Julia's reflection centers around her experience planning parts of our annual Social Innovator Showcase event and also her leadership in sustaining our social media platforms. 

    Julia Chase
  • Part 1 of 2: SIF Spring Co-Op Reflections

    Hear from Lena Gaultier, Program and Operations
    • By Lena Gaultier
    • Published on July 07, 2022

    Lena Gaultier, SIF's Program and Operations Co-op, shares more about her time working in both the Operations and Programs departments at the Social Innovation Forum (SIF). Lena participated in many activities, learned the inner workings of a nonprofit and directly saw the impact that SIF has in the nonprofit sector of Greater Boston. 

    Lena
  • Storytelling for Impact

    Inspiring a shared vision for social change
    • By Stacey Gallaway & Susanne Salerno
    • Published on June 30, 2022

    On Wednesday, May 4, Gallaway Consulting Group offered to lead a "Storytelling for Impact" workshop with SIF via zoom. They guided our participants through a flexible framework for sharing inspired narrative arcs that incorporate story, data, and leadership/organizational credentials for enhanced partnership across audiences. Participants learned tools and techniques to immediately apply to public speaking engagements, visual presentations, and written storytelling opportunities.

    Storytelling
  • SIF Launches 2022-2023 Social Innovator Accelerator

    Seeking nonprofits for our 24-month capacity-building program
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on June 07, 2022

    SIF has launched its Social Innovator Accelerator program for the 2022-2023 program year. The Accelerator helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic and in-kind resources to accelerate their work. SIF is looking to welcome eight impactful, grassroots nonprofits into this upcoming year's Social Innovator Accelerator program.
     

  • Recap of 2022 Showcase

    Our 2022 Social Innovators did a wonderful job!
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on May 20, 2022

    Our in-person annual Social Innovator Showcase was a huge success this year! We had close to 180 people attend our first Showcase back in-person. Many thanks to Leise Jones Photography (photographer) for capturing amazing photos of our event and The Loop Lab (2021 Social Innovator) for producing our Innovators pitch videos. Also, much thanks to Zumix (2006 Social Innovator) for an incredible live music performance during the event, as well as OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center (2020 Social Innovator) for a wonderful poetry and dance performance during our halftime segment. Congratulations to our innovators!

    Photo of innovators
  • Calling Nonprofits & Boards to Make Time for Transition Planning

    A Focus on Leadership
    • By Kassandra Goncalves
    • Published on March 28, 2022

    On February 15, SIF hosted a Leadership Transition Planning workshop. The workshop was open to Executive Directors nearing retirement or contemplating mid-career departure. We heard from the participants that the workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to learn about practices to navigate an effective executive leadership departure, allowed them to understand the role of the board, and to share with others the joys and anxieties of leaving or in guiding the Board process well. After the event, we invited Doris Roach and Nancy Jackson, both facilitators of the session to share some key takeaways.

    Calling Nonprofits & Boards to Make Time for Transition Planning
  • Mindfulness Reflections from Dr. Stephanie Palacios

    Part 2 of Dr. Stephanie Palacios' Blog
    • By Dr. Stephanie Palacios
    • Published on March 25, 2022

    Dr. Stephanie Palacios shares tips on incorporating mindfulness at work and her experience in designing and giving the inaugural SIF Mindfulness six-week series program to nonprofit leaders.

    Mindfulness Blog 2
  • Conclusion of SIF's 2020 Social Innovator Progress Reports

    2020 Innovators Graduate from the Social Innovator Accelerator
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on March 25, 2022

    This is the conclusion of our series of stories capturing reflections from the SIF team and the 2020 Innovators to mark their graduation from the Social Innovator Accelerator.