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Our Approach

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) plays a critical role in the social impact community by educating, engaging, and connecting resource providers (funders, investors, and volunteers) and on-the-ground leaders of nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses. Our programs and services provide a unique combination of capacity building and network building as we actively connect supporters and practitioners to build productive relationships focused on growing social impact.

  • Social Innovator Accelerator

    Social Innovator Accelerator

    The Social Innovator Accelerator has a track record of helping high-performing nonprofit organizations to gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic resources.

  • Alumni Program

    Alumni Program

    In 2020, SIF launched a formal Alumni Program, designed to provide ongoing support to portfolio organizations.

  • Capacity Camps

    Capacity Camps

    SIF leads a range of different types of Capacity Camps, which are condensed versions of its Social Innovator Accelerator. Our Capacity camp sessions include cohort-based learning, executive coaching, and in-kind services.

  • Investor & Supporter Engagement

    Investor & Supporter Engagement

    SIF helps investors and supporters identify ways to leverage their skills and resources to create positive social impact in the community. The SIF team provides information and opportunities to engage as evaluators, presentation coaches, advisors, and mentors.

  • Events


    SIF hosts several events throughout the year that allow community members to build networks, learn about social issues, and meet social impact leaders. Events include the Social Issue Speaker Series (March); two Showcase events (April and May), and our Winter Reception (December).

  • Coworking


    As a result of the Social Innovation Forum's 2017 acquisition of the Next Mile Project, we manage a collaborative, community space dedicated to helping nonprofits work productively, build their capacity, and broaden their networks to achieve social impact.