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  • Rooted & Ready: The 2020 Annual Report

    Read the annual report to find out how SIF was ready for 2020!
    • By Susan Musinsky & Ryan Dings
    • Published on November 20, 2020

    SIF is Rooted & Ready for 2021! Read more about SIF's eagerness to embrace its core values, engage deeply with funders and supporters, and now ready to go the distance with nonprofit organizations! 

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  • Notes from the Field #14

    Hear from 2008 Social Innovator, UTEC!

    In this week's Notes From the Field,  you will hear from 2008 Social Innovator, UTEC, about how their organizations are pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid COVID-19. 

  • Announcing the 2021 Social Innovator Finalists!

    We encourage you to check out these 25 innovative nonprofits

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the 25 finalists for the 2020 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing some of greater Boston's toughest social issues. 

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  • Notes from the Field #13

    Hear from 2008 Social Innovator, City Sprouts!

    In this week's Notes From the Field,  you will hear from 2008 Social Innovator, CitySprouts, about how their organizations are pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid COVID-19. 

  • Friend of SIF Offers Matching Grants to three 2020 Social Innovator Organizations

    Significant increase in donations for Boston HERC enables launch of new mentor programming to support youth starting college remotely

    An anonymous donor in our network, who has a background funding education in the City of Boston, offered a matching grant opportunity of $5,000 to three organizations in the 2020 Social Innovator cohort: Boston HERC (Higher Education Resource Center); 1647 Inc.; and Elevated Thought. Read more to learn how Boston HERC raised $15,000 in a matter of a few weeks! 

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  • Notes from the Field #12

    Hear from 2019 Social Innovator, Boston Youth Wrestling!

    This issue of Notes from the Field is the second of a two-part series on Youth Voices, which aims to amplify the voices of young people connected to SIF’s Social Innovator organizations. Part two features  Coaches in Training (CIT) students from Boston Youth Wrestling, a 2019 Social Innovator. 

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  • Social Issue Talk Series begins on October 22

    Hear from social issue experts on the most pressing challenges facing Greater Boston communities today

    Our Social Issue Talk Series is BACK, and this time around, we are convening virtually on Zoom! This event is intended for funders and community leaders who are interested in learning from leading experts in our social impact community and select Innovators from our 2020 Social Innovator cohort about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. The first virtual event in the Social Issue Talk Series begins on October 22. 

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  • Notes from the Field #11

    Hear from 2018 Social Innovator, Fathers' Uplift
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    • Published on September 28, 2020

    This issue of Notes from the Field is the first of a two-part series on Youth Voices, which aims to amplify the voices of young people connected to SIF’s Social Innovator organizations. Part one features two youth who are participants of Fathers’ Uplift, a 2018 Social Innovator.

  • Reimagining the Role of Nonprofits in Communities of Color

    Nonprofit roundtable features Black nonprofit leaders from Transformative Culture Project, Urban Farming Institute, and Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
    • By Syed Raza & Kassandra Goncalves
    • Published on September 09, 2020

    On August 13, SIF hosted a Nonprofit Roundtable with Black leaders in the sector to discuss their role in communities of color. Among the topics discusses were: nonprofit communities and leaders, economic sustainability and funder partnerships, and racial equity targets for nonprofit organizations. Thank you to all of those who participated in the conversations. 

  • Notes From the Field #10

    Hear from More than Words (2009 Social Innovator) and Silver Lining Mentoring (2014 Social Innovator)

    In this week's Notes From the Field, we hear from More than Words (2009 Social Innovator) and Silver Lining Mentoring (2014 Social Innovator),  about how their organizations are pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid COVID-19.