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. 

  • 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
  • Leverage Your Impact and Learn

    SIF convenes “Next-Gen / Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” funder collaborative focused on local impact and supporting youth and their families.

    School violence. Bullying. College access. Career readiness. The opportunity gap. Educational inequity. These are some of the most pressing issues facing young people and their families today. And these are the issues our new Next-Gen / Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Funder Collaborative is convening to help address.

  • Invested in Impact

    A recap of our recent roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of impact investment

    On February 15, 2018, Social Innovation Forum (SIF) hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of impact investment.

    Nonprofit Invested in Impact Round Table