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  • Social Innovation Forum Awarded Grant by The Boston Foundation

    Funding will be used to promote effective and sustainable nonprofits in the greater Boston

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) was recently awarded a grant of $50,000 by the Boston Foundation. The grant will support SIF’s ongoing work to promote effective and sustainable nonprofits in the greater Boston area.

  • SIF Convenes Conversation around Impact Investing, Releases Learning Report

    Panel highlights the challenges and opportunities for this emerging field in greater Boston
    • By Katie Barnett
    • Published on June 07, 2017

    In late April, the Social Innovation Forum hosted more than 40 people at our One Congress Street offices for lunch and an interactive panel conversation about impact investing. This event accompanied the release of our report, Insights into Impact Investing, which highlights our accomplishments and the opportunities in this exciting, emerging field.

    Insights into Impact Investing report cover
  • Standing Room Only at 2017 Showcase

    Innovators pitch to full house of funders, philanthropists, and other supporters

    On Tuesday, May 2, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) welcomed more than 350 philanthropists, business leaders, and others to the 14th Annual Social Innovator Showcase to hear seven of greater Boston’s nonprofit organizations pitch their solutions to our community's toughest social issues.

    2017 Social Innovators
  • Social Issue Talk Recap

    More than 300 guests attend March Social Issue Talk Series

    The month of March is among the most exciting times of year at the Social Innovation Forum with seven free, educational events across the city. For those of you who weren’t able to join, we’ve provided a recap of the Social Issue Talks.

    Social Issue Talk Audience
  • A Funder's Experience with SIF

    Christine Kendall of the Gisela B. Hogan Foundation shares her perspective on being a Social Issue Track Partner
    • By Christine Kendall, Founder, SmarterGive
    • Published on March 29, 2017

    Christine Kendall of the Gisela B. Hogan Foundation shares a funder's perspective on working with the Social Innovation Forum as a Social Issue Track Partner this year.

    Two children from Julie’s Family Learning Program
  • A New Chapter for SIF

    SIF contributes a chapter to new book on social impact

    The Social Innovation Forum is proud to have contributed a chapter to Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise, a recently published book featuring chapters and case studies written by thought leaders, industry analysts, and managers of global and local organizations who are engaged with innovative models of sustainable social impact.

    Susan Musinsky and Anna Trieschmann reading Managing for Social Impact
  • Social Innovation Forum Hosts Pilot Book Club Session

    Community members joined together to read and learn about pressing social issues.
    • By Allison Hajjar
    • Published on March 06, 2017

    On January 25, SIF welcomed 25 members of our community for our pilot Book Club session. Guests arrived at SIF’s new space eager to discuss the first book selection, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs. Past Social Innovators, Chaplain Clementina "Tina" Chéry, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and Jon Feinman, Executive Director of InnerCity Weightlifting, joined as special guests to share their unique perspectives and offer their depth of knowledge to the conversation.

    Book Club members meet with Tina Chéry and Jon Feinman, who speak about their experiences related to the book selection.
  • Collaborating for Impact

    The Story of A Women & Girls Funding Collaborative and 2016 Social Innovator Budget Buddies
    • By Allison Hajjar
    • Published on February 08, 2017

    In 2016 the Social Innovation Forum helped bring together a unique funding collaborative committed to working together to improve the lives of women and girls. 

    Anita Saville of Budget Buddies pitches at the 2016 Social Innovator Showcase