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. 

  • Announcing a New Track for the Social Innovator Accelerator

    "Ensuring Long-term Success for Young People with Disabilities" supported by the Edith M. Ashley Fund at the Boston Foundation

    The Social Innovation Forum is excited to announce an additional social issue track for the 2019 Social Innovator Accelerator. Nominations and applications are now being accepted for an eighth track, “Ensuring Long-term Success for Young People with Disabilities,” supported by the Edith M. Ashley Fund, a fund of the Boston Foundation.

    Social Innovator Accelerator general
  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation | July 28 - August 4

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    Check out the fourth installment of our SIF Community Summer Series. Each week, we will share events hosted by our partners, past and present. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring greater Boston social impact community!

    Putting the
  • A Space Where Change Happens

    Coworking members share their perspective on the SIF coworking space
    • By Alphonse Litz, Sakura Tomizawa
    • Published on July 24, 2018

    We asked the team from Boston Explorers to share their perspective on coworking at the Social Innovation Forum. Boston Explorers is one of 12 nonprofit organizations working out of our collaborative space at One Congress Street.

    Boston Explorers- Alphonse and Sakura
  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation | July 14 - July 21

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    Check out the third installment of our SIF Community Summer Series. Each week, we will share events hosted by our partners, past and present. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring greater Boston social impact community!

    Putting the
  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation | July 7 - July 14

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    Check out the second installment of our SIF Community Summer Series. Each week, we will share events hosted by our partners, past and present. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring greater Boston social impact community!

    Putting the
  • Putting the “Social” in Social Innovation | June 30 – July 7

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    The Social Innovation Forum has built a portfolio of 106 organizations and social businesses - what better way to keep our community informed, active, and social than through our popular SIF Community Summer Series. Each week, we will share events hosted by our partners, past and present. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring greater Boston social impact community!

    Putting the
  • Leadership is Key - Succession Planning, Officer/Committee Training, and Strategic Planning

    Lessons from our Board Development Workshop with Vicki Burkhart

    On June 11, the Social Innovation Forum hosted the third workshop in our board development series with Vicki Burkhart, the nonprofit growth strategist leading The Burkhart Group. The first two sessions focused on How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth and Building Board Culture & Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Board Members. The third workshop in the series was Leadership is Key - Succession Planning, Officer/Committee Training, and Strategic Planning. The workshop included nonprofit leaders and board members from SIF's alumni portfolio, coworking members, and Social Innovator Accelerator finalists. Here are some key takeaways. 

    Leadership is Key - Succession Planning, Officer/Committee Training, and Strategic Planning
  • Announcing SIF's Two Newest Board Members!

    We welcome Yasmin Cruz and Jordan Krasnow to the Social Innovation Forum Board.

    We are glad to announce our two newest board members - Yasmin Cruz, Head of Strategy and Growth at Brown Advisory, and Jordan Krasnow, Of Counsel at Goulston & Storrs. 

  • Notes from a Social Innovator Consultant

    An insider’s perspective on a role that is part researcher, part speechwriter, part number cruncher, part cheerleader, and more.
    • By Wendy Swart Grossman
    • Published on June 08, 2018

    Each year the Social Innovation Forum pairs the leader of each Social Innovator organization with a consultant to work one-on-one during the first six months of the Social Innovator Accelerator. Guest blogger and longtime SIF consultant Wendy Swart Grossman shares her perspective on the joys and challenges of this unique role.

    Wendy at 2016 Showcase