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. 

  • SIF Publishes First Annual Report

    2016: A Year of Growth & Learning chronicles the joys and challenges of our first year as an independent nonprofit organization

    It is with great pride that we present the Social Innovation Forum’s first annual report. Read about the joys and challenges of being both a brand new organization and an organization with over a decade of history and accomplishments behind us.

    Annual reports on display at the Winter Reception
  • Highlights from the Social Innovation Forum’s 13th Annual Winter Reception

    More than 275 people gathered for a festive celebration of new and alumni organizations
    • By Diana Vasquez
    • Published on December 12, 2016

    On Wednesday, December 7 more than 275 philanthropists, business leaders, nonprofit professionals, and others gathered at the Microsoft NERD Center for the Social Innovation Forum's 13th annual Winter Reception at which the seven Social Innovators for 2017 were formally announced, the Margaret Stewart Lindsay “Inspiration” Award was presented, and many of Social Innovation Forum’s portfolio organizations were celebrated.

    Presentation of the Margaret Stewart Lindsay Award
  • Announcing the 2017 Social Innovators!

    Seven nonprofits to participate in the Social Innovator Accelerator

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce the selection of seven nonprofits for our 2017 Social Innovator cohort. The group consists of organizations working for social change across seven distinct issue areas, also know as "tracks," in greater Boston and beyond.

    The 2017 Social Innovator cohort
  • Social Innovation Forum Launches a Book Club

    Book Club will bring SIF community together to discuss books about critical social issues.
    • By Allison Hajjar
    • Published on December 06, 2016

    SIF is launching a new book club for members of our community to read and discuss books about critical social issues. Past Social Innovators will also participate in these quarterly gatherings, which are set to begin in January.

    Picture of book cover and special guests: Tina Chery and Jon Feinman
  • SIF 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    • By Dana Gingras and Allison Hajjar
    • Published on November 30, 2016

    This holiday season, give and give back with these unique gifts from the Social Innovation Forum's portfolio of Innovators and Entrepreneurs. From jewelry, to fitness apparel, to theater tickets and much more inbetween, find a way to incorporate social impact into your gift giving this year while finding a special gift for everyone on your list.

    SIF Holiday Gift Guide
  • Impact in Action

    We took a group of supporters on a morning of interactive site visits with two past Social Innovators

    Our SIF staff team sees the results of our work pretty often as we stay connected to our portfolio throughout the years following, but it's rare – even for us – to take a weekday out of the office and feel the effects of the change work up close. Executive Director Susan Musinsky shares some highlights from our recent "Impact in Action" visits to two SIF alumni Innovators.

    Impact in Action, November 4
  • Announcing the 2016-2017 Social Innovator Finalists

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent greater Boston's most promising approaches to addressing some of our community's toughest social issues.

    Announcing the 2017 Social Innovator Finalists!
  • Q & A with Kevin Krachman and Jonathan Abe of PSM Clean Energy

    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on October 06, 2016

    Impact Investing Fellow Marissa Silapaswan interviewed Kevin Krachman and Jonathan Abe of PSM Clean Energy about clean energy, their favorite entrepreneurs, and their experiences in our Social Business Accelerator.

    Kevin Krachman of PSM Energy presents at the 2016 Impact Investing Showcase
  • Q & A with Vikram Aggarwal of EnergySage

    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on October 06, 2016

    Impact Investing Fellow Marissa Silapaswan interviewed Vikram Aggarwal of EnergySage about his professional journey, his favorite entrepreneurs, and his experience in our Social Business Accelerator.

    Vikram Aggarwal of EnergySage presents at the 2016 Impact Investing Showcase