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  • Coworking Member Interview: Boston Impact Initiative

    Susan Musinsky and Mark Watson talk coworking, connections, and social capital

    Our Executive Director, Susan Musinsky, interviewed Mark Watson, the Executive Director of Boston Impact Initiative (BII) about BII's experience as an SIF coworking member organization.

    Susan Musinsky and Mark Watson at the SIF Open House, November 29, 2018
  • SIF Announces 2019 Social Innovator Cohort

    Eight nonprofits welcomed into 24-month capacity-building program
    • By SIF Team
    • Published on December 06, 2018

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce the selection of eight nonprofits for our 2019 Social Innovator cohort. Over the next two years, the Social Innovators will receive financial and capacity-building support valued at more than $150,000 to help them gain visibility, expand their networks, and strengthen their impact.

  • SIF announces the 2019 finalists for the Social Innovator Accelerator

    Meet 33 exciting local nonprofits working for positive social change
    • By SIF Team
    • Published on November 19, 2018

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Finalists for the Social Innovator Accelerator. At SIF, we believe it is important to continue to look in our own neighborhoods for organizations effecting change and working towards justice and equity for all. In sharing our finalist list below, we invite you to act locally and get to know the work these organizations are doing.

    Finalist Announcement Graphic
  • Demystifying Executive Coaching

    Executive coaching is one of the least understood and most valuable components of the Social Innovator Accelerator

    What’s it like to be an Executive Coach in the Social Innovation Forum’s (SIF) Social Innovator Accelerator? We recently sat down with Lina Foster, who has volunteered with SIF as an Executive Coach for over five years. We asked Lina about her experiences working with our Social Innovators.

    Members of the Louis D. Brown team and SIF Executive Coaches
  • Third Iteration of SIF Capacity Camp Program is Underway

    State Street Foundation provides opportunity for grantees to refresh, reflect, and build community
    • By Margaret Leipsitz
    • Published on October 02, 2018

    SIF consultant Margaret Leipsitz reflects on her experiences during the SIF Capacity Camp, sponsored by the State Street Foundation.

    Image of Margaret Leipsitz and Capacity Camp participants from East Boston Ecumenical Center, Project Hope, Project Place, Saint Francis House Inc., South Boston en Acción, Strive, and United South End Settlements
  • Our Next Move…

    The story behind SIF’s two office moves in just under two years

    In just a few weeks, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will be moving about a half mile south, into a new headquarters at 2 Oliver Street. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and to the incredible opportunity that lies ahead of us.

    SIF Coworking organization, Boston Explorers, brings their summer camp student in to the SIF offices for a popsicle break.
  • Building the Right Board for Your Nonprofit: Fundraising

    Lessons from our Board Development Workshop with Vicki Burkhart

    On August 14, the Social Innovation Forum hosted the fourth session in our board development series with Vicki Burkhart of the Burkhart Group at More Than Giving Co. The fourth session in the series was Building the Right Board for your Nonprofit: Fundraising, where we discussed how we can engage everyone on the board in the fundraising process and the strategies needed to build a fundraising board. 

    Building the Right Board for Your Nonprofit: Fundraising
  • Putting the "Social" in Social Innovation | August 4 - August 11

    Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston

    Check out the fifth 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