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  • Seeking Funding Partners for Social Issue Tracks

    The Social Innovation Forum team is actively recruiting partners for our 2020 “social issue track” process.

    Are you a philanthropist eager to get to know effective local nonprofits? Would your foundation benefit from the support of SIF to source and vet potential grantees? Do you want to broaden your understanding of critical social issues and work with others to identify and accelerate solutions? 

    Anita Sharma of PAIR Project at 2018 Showcase
  • Unpacking Ableism: A Session with Partners for Youth with Disability

    How to recognize ableism from societal structures to our daily lives

    On February 14, the Social Innovation Forum hosted the first workshop of a two part series focused on Disability, Accessibility, and Inclusion. Led by Steve Slowinski from 2018 Social Innovator Partners for Youth with Disability (PYD), the “Introduction to Disability and Inclusion” workshop taught participants the basic principles of ableism and inclusion. A deeper look into disability etiquette will take place April 30, with a focus on “Building Accessible, Inclusive Workplaces & Events.” Here are some key takeaways from the first workshop.

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  • Recap of SIF & Alray Scholars "A Call to Action: The Valedictorians Project"

    Reflections, take aways, and next steps

    This blog post includes all of the resources that were shared amongst SIF and community members convening to discuss the Valedictorians Project report in the Boston Globe. This blog post also highlights the challenges facing students in the Boston Public Schools as they transition from high school to college and navigate towards graduation and a career.

    Panelists at Valedictorians Project discussion
  • The Inside Scoop on SIF's Coworking Space

    Hear from current coworking members on shared office space, networking, & more!

    Learn more about coworking at the Social Innovation Forum! The SIF Coworking space offers nonprofit organizations a community where they can connect, learn, and grow. Here's what our current coworking members had to say about shared office space, networking, and more!  

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  • Upcoming Collaborative Funding Opportunity

    Join us for an info-session in February

    Does a collaborative funding experience excite you? Are you interested in having an impact in your community? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with the Social Innovation Forum and other donors? Then, please join us for an information session to learn more about our collaborative Social Issue Track process.

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  • Connect for Impact: The 2018 Annual Report

    Let’s make it our mission to connect more often and more deeply in the year ahead
    • By Susan Musinsky & Ryan Dings
    • Published on December 12, 2018

    Our 2018 Annual Report is here! Read about SIF's work connecting nonprofits, funders, volunteers, and others to accelerate social impage in greater Boston. 

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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.