2017 Social Innovator
In 2017, Project Citizenship had the honor of being selected as a 2017 Social Innovator through the Social Innovation Forum. As part of this competitive process, Project Citizenship participated in a two year nonprofit accelerator program, which included $150,000 in in-kind services, culminating in an investment prospectus and a 5 minute pitch to a room of investors.
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 was selected in the “Anything Goes: Innovative, Effective, and Sustainable Approaches to Our Region’s Toughest Social Issues” Track, funded by Boston Open Impact.
Project Citizenship thanks Boston Open Impact as the track partner: Daniel & Elizabeth Jick, Jeffrey & Kim Kushner, Andy & Suzanne Offit, Robert & Amy Rands, Steve & Ellen Segal.
“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.”