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  • Putting the "Social" In Social Innovation, June 11-18

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston 
    • By Alexandra Williams
    • Published on June 10, 2016

    With a portfolio of 99 organizations and social businesses, the Social Innovation Forum wants to help keep our community informed, active, and social through our Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation Summer Series. Each week we will share events being hosted by our past Innovators and Entrepreneurs. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring Boston nonprofit community! 

    Summer Blog Series Header
  • SIF launches pilot "Boot Camp" for nonprofits

    New program offers condensed version of Social Innovator Accelerator to eight groups

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is proud to partner with the Schrafft Charitable Trust to pilot a nine-week Boot Camp Pilot program for innovative nonprofit organizations working in the field of environmental sustainability.

    SIF Boot Camp Session
  • A Joyous 2016 Social Innovator Showcase

    Eight nonprofit leaders pitched their solutions to greater Boston’s toughest social issues

    On Wednesday, May 18 more than 300 philanthropists, business leaders, and others gathered at the MIT Media Lab for the 13th annual Social Innovator Showcase featuring eight of greater Boston’s most innovative nonprofit organizations pitching their solutions to our community's toughest social issues.

    The 2016 Social Innovators at Showcase
  • Asians in America, Cambodians in Lowell

    Reflections from the March 2016 Social Issue Talk Series
    • By Phil Hall
    • Published on May 02, 2016

    Phil Hall, Director of Grantmaking at GMA Foundations, shares what he learned about Asian immigration to America and the specific challenges facing Cambodian immigrants in Lowell, Massachusetts.

    Dr. Paul Watanabe and Sovanna Pouv
  • Q & A with Mitch Rosenberg of KinderLab Robotics

    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on April 22, 2016

    Impact Entrepreneur Mitch Rosenberg of KinderLab Robotics offers the inside scoop on founding a start-up, STEM education for young children, and what he's learned about impact investing through SIF.

    Mitch demonstrating KIBO
  • Why Kids (and Grownups) Need to Unplug and Get into Nature

    Reflections from the March 2016 Social Issue Talk Series
    • By Paula McLaughlin
    • Published on April 08, 2016

    Guest blogger Paula McLaughlin of Hale Reservation shares what she learned from the “Mediatrician” (aka Dr. Michael Rich of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital) at our “Utilizing Open Spaces to Enhance Education for All” Social Issue Talk.

    March 21 Social Issue Talk
  • Looking into the Future

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Jackie Rothmeier
    • Published on April 06, 2016

    On Tuesday, March 29th, the Social Innovation Forum team hosted Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, to talk more about the evolving sector of Impact Investing and his advice for entrepreneurs pursuing profit and impact.

    Deval Patrick stops by SIF Social Business Accelerator
  • Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women

    Reflections from the March 2016 Social Issue Talk Series
    • By Hannah Blaisdell
    • Published on April 04, 2016

    Guest blogger Hannah Blaisdell, a foundation assistant at GMA Foundations, offers her perspective on the March 17 "Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women" Social Issue Talk.

    Anita Saville and Deb Goldberg
  • Finding Community-Based Solutions to Food Insecurity

    Reflections from the March 2016 Social Issue Talk Series
    • By Julia Satti Cosentino
    • Published on March 24, 2016

    Guest blogger Julia Satti Cosentino, a Trusts and Estates partner and co-chair of Nutter Charitable Advisors at Nutter McClennen & Fish, gives her take on the "Finding Community-Based Solutions to Food Insecurity," Social Issue Talk held on March 15.

    Anne McHugh and Darnell Adams