News

Check back often for the latest Social Innovation Forum news and to stay up-to-date on the work of our Innovators and Entrepreneurs. 

  • Leverage Your Impact and Learn

    SIF convenes “Next-Gen / Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” funder collaborative focused on local impact and supporting youth and their families.

    School violence. Bullying. College access. Career readiness. The opportunity gap. Educational inequity. These are some of the most pressing issues facing young people and their families today. And these are the issues our new Next-Gen / Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Funder Collaborative is convening to help address.

  • Invested in Impact

    A recap of our recent roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of impact investment

    On February 15, 2018, Social Innovation Forum (SIF) hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of impact investment.

    Nonprofit Invested in Impact Round Table
  • Leading with Presence: Behind the Scenes of the 2018 Social Innovator Accelerator

    Reflections on storytelling and leadership training
    • By Regina Snowden, Partners for Youth with Disabilities
    • Published on March 06, 2018

    In this guest blog post, Partners for Youth with Disabilities Founder & Executive Director Regina Snowden reflects on her experience at the Leading with Presence training offered by SIF in-kind partner Ariel.

    Regina and Olivia
  • How Can Intermediaries Accelerate Social Change?

    Intermediary organizations often serve as the “marketplace” or “central square” of the social sector
    • By Stephanie Dodson Cornell
    • Published on February 15, 2018

    As funders and collaborators supporting the hundreds of thousands of social ventures in the world, we have collectively put tremendous effort into sorting through what works in solving challenging social problems. The story we often miss is the critical role of intermediaries in the field.  

    Panelists at Feb 2 event
  • March Social Issue Talk Series

    This March (and early April), the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2018 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.

    Social Issue Talk Series
  • New Capacity Camp Begins February 13

    Eight-week program will support Boston-area nonprofit organizations whose work promotes successful advancement and integration for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
    • By SIF Team
    • Published on February 07, 2018

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is proud to partner with the Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative on Capacity Camp, an initiative to support greater Boston-area nonprofit organizations that focus on promoting successful advancement and integration for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

    Capacity Camp
  • Performance Report for 2016 Social Innovator Cohort Published

    A look at successes, challenges, and lessons learned

    SIF is excited to share the Social Innovator Performance Report from the 2016 cohort. These reports are an opportunity to share with our community both the progress and lessons learned by these nonprofit organizations over the past 24 months in the Social Innovator Accelerator. 

    Social Innovator Performance Report Cover