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. 

  • Marching Forward Together

    SIF staff participated in the Women's March in Boston and Washington D.C. and share their experiences and hopes for the movement

    On January 21, SIF team members joined Women's Marches in Boston and Washington D.C. Here they share their experiences, takeaways, and their hopes for the future of the movement.

    Women's March Participants - photo credit Lauren Miller
  • Making Voices Heard

    Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color and the Boston Women’s March for America

    On the final day of the Obama administration, SIF executive director reflects on her recent visit to the White House and the critical need to create ladders of opportunity for ALL Americans, including women and girls of color.

    Panelists at Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color: Continuing Progress and Building Towards Change
  • Social Innovation Forum Acquires Next Mile Project

    Two of Boston's most innovative nonprofits merge to solidify Boston's role as global social innovation hub.
    • By Susan Musinsky and Vilas Dhar
    • Published on January 17, 2017

    We are thrilled to share with you exciting news: The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has acquired the Next Mile Project, combining our strengths and expertise to create one of the nation’s largest social change ecosystems -- and solidifying Boston’s role as a hub for social innovation.

    Susan Musinsky and Vilas Dhar at SIF's Winter Reception
  • Witnessing the Power of Unheard Voices

    Bringing disabilities issues into the forefront of a multi-issue conversation about change

    Executive Director Susan Musinsky shares her experience of a unique social justice event and highlights the need to bring disabilities issues into conversations around social change.

    Performers at
  • 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