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  • A letter to our Social Innovation Forum Community

    COVID-19 and the importance of supporting our local nonprofit organizations

    Dear Friends and Supporters of the SIF Community, 

    At this time of real challenge in the world and in Eastern Massachusetts, the health and well-being of our community members is our top concern. In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has stopped all convenings and programming through early April, and our staff team will be working remotely for the next two weeks. We will continue to evaluate our options for the Showcase, which is currently scheduled for Monday, May 18. We will keep you informed about any changes over the next few weeks.

  • Third Interview Pair: Toni Elka (Future Chefs) and Klare Shaw (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

    Moving Forward Together interview series

    Our third interview pair for the Moving Forward Together interview blog series features Toni Elka, Executive Director of and Klare Shaw, National Director of Programs at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Toni and Klare's approach to resolving power dynamics began with an awareness of how their leadership presence would affect the quality of their relationship. As Klare mentions, Toni chose to be very direct and confident from the beginning. similarly, Klare was willing to help Toni through any of her challenges. We hope you enjoy reading more about Toni and Klare's journey towards a more trusting and stronger relationship. 

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  • In the Marketplace: Bernadette (Bernie) Hampton-Jones

    From Social Innovator, to Track Partner, to Innovator Consultant

    In the Marketplace is a new occasional blog series to introduce readers to the unique individuals whose hard work and commitment help SIF achieve its mission to accelerate positive social change in greater Boston. We recently sat down with Bernadette Hampton-Jones to discuss her unique experience serving in multiple roles at the Social Innovation Forum. 

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  • Social Issue Talk Series begins March 2

    Hear from social issue area experts on the most pressing issues in greater Boston

    This Spring, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as part of our annual Social Issue Talk Series event. 

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  • In the Marketplace: Angela Lett of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers

    Reflections on 15 years of service in the nonprofit sector
    • By Caroline Panchelli
    • Published on December 19, 2019

    The Social Innovation Forum’s marketplace approach to social change brings many unique people through our doors. That's why we're launching "In the Marketplace," a new blog series that introduces our readers to the nonprofit professionals, donors, volunteers, and others in our community whose work is driving social change in greater Boston every day.

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  • End of Year Match

    Increase the impact of your year-end gift to the Social Innovation Forum

    We are thrilled to announce that The Devonshire Foundation is once again matching gifts to the Social Innovation Forum as we approach the calendar year end.

  • Meet our amazing 2020 Social Innovator Cohort!

    Eight Social Innovators to receive $150,000 in capacity-building support
    • By SIF Team
    • Published on December 06, 2019

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce the selection of eight nonprofit organizations for the 2020 Social Innovator cohort. We believe these organizations represent greater Boston's most innovative approaches to addressing some of our community's toughest social issues. 

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  • All in for Change

    Read the 2019 annual report to learn more about what it means to be "all in" for change
    • By Susan Musinsky & Ryan Dings
    • Published on November 22, 2019

    Are you all in for change? Read more about the exciting year the Social Innovation Forum has had and learn how you can become involved in greater Boston's "marketplace" for social change.

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  • Announcing the 2020 Social Innovator Finalists

    Seven Social Innovators will be selected in early December.

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the 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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