2017 Social Innovator


SIF 2017 PC Prospectus Final


The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) provides a unique combination of capacity building and network building to create positive social change in greater Boston. We actively connect supporters (funders, investors, and volunteers) and practitioners (nonprofit and social business leaders) to build productive relationships focused on growing social impact. Founded in 2003 as a program of Root Cause, SIF incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2015.

The mission of the Social Innovation Forum is to create positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks.

The Social Innovation Forum 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. Learn more about our programs, services, and events.


The Social Innovation Forum’s portfolio of nonprofit Social Innovators and social impact business Impact Entrepreneurs represents a range of social issues including food insecurity, healthy aging, environmental sustainability, youth development, and the arts.

Project Citizenship

Anything Goes: Innovative, Effective, and Sustainable Approaches to Our Region’s Toughest Social Issues

Track Partners: Boston Open Impact

“While there are countless models for social impact, today’s most effective organizations have several key characteristics in common. High-performing organizations are laser-focused on their missions, committed to financial sustainability, and diligent about collecting and using performance data to continuously improve their work. These best practices hold true across a wide range of organizations – and across different neighborhoods, social issues, and stages of organizational development.”

Project Citizenship thanks Boston Open Impact as the track partner.

Boston Open Impact:  Daniel & Elizabeth Jick, Jeffrey & Kim Kushner, Andy & Suzanne Offit, Robert & Amy Rands, Steve & Ellen Segal