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  • 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
  • The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Track Partnership

    SIF’s unique funder partnership model offers learning, network-building, and leveraged impact

    With Track Partnership spots filling up for the 2018-2019 program cycle, we thought we’d take an opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions about SIF’s Track Partnership model.

    Four people in a boat on the Mystic River
  • More than a Book Club

    SIF's revamped Book Club offers rich discussion on social issues in the greater Boston area
    • By Ngoc Pham
    • Published on December 11, 2017

    Guest blogger Ngoc Pham reflects on her experiences with SIF's revamped Book Club, which offers rich discussion on social issues in the greater Boston area.

    SIF Book Club members discuss A Chance in the World
  • SIF Announces the 2018 Social Innovators

    • By SIF Team
    • Published on December 07, 2017

    Tonight the Social Innovation Forum welcomes the newest cohort of Social Innovators. These eight organizations will participate in SIF's 24-month capacity-building program, receiving access to financial and in-kind support valued at more than $150,000 to help them accelerate their work and amplify their impact.

    2018 Social Innovators at the SIF Winter Reception on December 8
  • SIF 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    Gifts with impact from the SIF portfolio
    • By Holly Sloane
    • Published on November 12, 2017

    This holiday season, give and give back with these unique gifts from the Social Innovation Forum's portfolio of social impact organizations. From jewelry to gym memberships and much more in-between, find a way to incorporate social impact into your gift giving this year while finding a special gift for everyone on your list.

    SIF Holiday Gift Guide
  • Less Jail, More Future

    Three SIF Social Innovators make progress on criminal justice reform in MA

    “Less Jail, More Future,” Roca’s mantra and call to action, is in the works for Massachusetts emerging adults facing the criminal charges thanks to the recent work of several Social Innovation Forum (SIF) Innovators: Chelsea-based Roca, Lowell-based UTEC, and Boston-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice.