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  • Work Harder on Yourself than You Do on Your Job

    A recap of SIF's 2021 New Bedford Capacity Camp
    • By Margaret Leipsitz & Jimena Chavez
    • Published on March 30, 2021

    This year's Capacity Camp program focuses on developing the leadership of nonprofit leaders in the New Bedford area. Schrafft Charitable Trust and The Island Foundation came together to sponsor six of New Bedford's nonprofit organizations. Read more about what the experience was like for each New Bedford nonprofit leader and how their supporters got involved! 

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  • Notes from the Field #15

    Budget Buddies, a 2016 Social Innovator

    In this edition of Notes From the Field,  you will hear from 2016 Social Innovator, Budget Buddies, about how their organization is pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • The Best Laid Strategic Plans...

    Reflections on SIF’s strategic plan in year two

    Nearly two years ago, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) Board of Directors approved the organization’s first strategic plan, which helped set a course for the next phase of work in Greater Boston's social sector. A few months after sending out our strategic plan summary, the pandemic hit. Read more about how SIF pivoted quickly and continued its capacity-building work amid the COVID-19 pandemic!

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  • A Warm Winter Welcome for our New Social Innovators

    Missed the event? Watch the video of our Warm Winter Welcome
    • By SIF Team
    • Published on December 18, 2020

    A brief summary of our Warm Winter Welcome event that took place on Thursday, December 10 from 10:00-10:30 am. A link to the full recording on our Youtube channel is provided. 

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  • Welcoming our 2021 Social Innovators!

    Six Social Innovators to receive capacity-building support

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to welcome the six nonprofits that have been selected to participate in our 2021 Social Innovator cohort.

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  • Rooted & Ready: The 2020 Annual Report

    Read the annual report to find out how SIF was ready for 2020!
    • By Susan Musinsky & Ryan Dings
    • Published on November 20, 2020

    SIF is Rooted & Ready for 2021! Read more about SIF's eagerness to embrace its core values, engage deeply with funders and supporters, and now ready to go the distance with nonprofit organizations! 

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  • Notes from the Field #14

    Hear from 2008 Social Innovator, UTEC!

    In this week's Notes From the Field,  you will hear from 2008 Social Innovator, UTEC, about how their organizations are pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid COVID-19. 

  • Announcing the 2021 Social Innovator Finalists!

    We encourage you to check out these 25 innovative nonprofits

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the 25 finalists for the 2020 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing some of greater Boston's toughest social issues. 

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  • Notes from the Field #13

    Hear from 2008 Social Innovator, City Sprouts!

    In this week's Notes From the Field,  you will hear from 2008 Social Innovator, CitySprouts, about how their organizations are pivoting, addressing challenges, and achieving successes amid COVID-19. 

  • Friend of SIF Offers Matching Grants to three 2020 Social Innovator Organizations

    Significant increase in donations for Boston HERC enables launch of new mentor programming to support youth starting college remotely

    An anonymous donor in our network, who has a background funding education in the City of Boston, offered a matching grant opportunity of $5,000 to three organizations in the 2020 Social Innovator cohort: Boston HERC (Higher Education Resource Center); 1647 Inc.; and Elevated Thought. Read more to learn how Boston HERC raised $15,000 in a matter of a few weeks! 

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