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  • SIF Announces the 2022 Finalists for the Social Innovator Accelerator

    Meet 26 local nonprofits working for positive social change
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on November 04, 2021

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the 26 finalists for the 2022 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent some of the nonprofit sector's mo promising approaches to addressing greater Boston's toughest social issues. 

  • The Social Innovation Forum Secures Funding to Lead National Initiative

    $175,000 grant from Fidelity Charitable Trustees will support convening of a National Cohort Focused on Place-Based Social Change
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on September 29, 2021

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has received a $175,000 grant from the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative to convene a national cohort of place-based, “marketplace making” organizations.

  • Maggie Cohen's Journey at SIF

    A reflection on planning SIF's first-ever national learning cohort
    • By Maggie Cohen
    • Published on September 29, 2021

    Maggie Cohen joined the SIF team this summer as our Special Project Summer Fellow. In this post, Maggie shares her insights and takeaways from planning SIF's first-ever national learning cohort! 

  • SIF's Core Values in Action

    Team Reflection on SIF's Core Values
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on September 21, 2021

    In 2019, the SIF Team drafted our five Core Values: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Continuous Learning, Deep Relationships, Engaged Community, and Nimbleness. Read more about how the SIF team reflected on how the meaning of these core values in our work and how you can apply these values in your work with us! 

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  • Reflections on The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy

    Taking action toward more equitable outcomes
    • By Aditi Dholakia
    • Published on August 11, 2021

    Aditi Dholakia, SIF’s Social Justice Philanthropy Fellow, reflects on flipping the philanthropic paradigm to more effectively meet the needs of nonprofit leaders and community organizers. Aditi’s reflections were inspired by “Sharing Power to Advance Impact: The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy,” a conversation between Carrie Avery, President of the Durfee Foundation, and John Brothers, President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation, moderated by Shaady Salehi, Executive Director of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, which was an event put on as part of SIF’s ongoing Funder Education programming. 

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  • Recap of Courageous & Creative Leadership

    Hear more about the 2019 Cohort Accelerator journey
    • By Jenna Nackel & Kassandra Goncalves
    • Published on June 29, 2021

    On June 3rd, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) hosted Courageous and Creative Leadership, an event to celebrate its 2019 cohort of Social Innovators as they complete their 24-month engagement in SIF’s Social Innovator Accelerator. Read more about their work and impact in SIF’s Social Innovator Progress Report: An Update on the 2019 Cohort.

  • Reflections on SIF’s DEI Audit Journey

    DEI Audit subgroup members reflect on shared leadership and consensus-based decision making
    • By DEI Audit Subgroup
    • Published on June 17, 2021

    In November of 2020, SIF began the search for a  consultant to conduct an organization-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion audit. Members of this DEI planning group included Kassandra Goncalves, Communications & Events Coordinator; Susan Musinsky, Executive Director; Syed Raza, Development Associate; and Sarah Dingee, Program Manager. The group reflected on their experiences involving shared leadership and entering the search process with an open mind.