Jenna Nackel

Director of Network Engagement

BA in American Culture: Education and Social Justice; Hispanic Studies

As Director of Network Engagement, Jenna (she/her/hers) leads a new department dedicated to strengthening and activating the Social Innovation Forum’s network of nonprofit organizations, funders, skilled volunteers, and others in support of our mission.

Jenna joined the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) in October 2019 as a Program Manager. In that role she supported the organization's flagship Social Innovator Accelerator program and led the development and launch of a new Alumni Program to provide additional support to SIF’s growing portfolio of alumni organizations as they continue to strengthen their work and accelerate their impact. Jenna is excited to support alumni organizations through skill-building workshops and individualized support, along with access to SIF's community of in-kind services and mentorship from skilled volunteers.

Jenna brings nine years of non-profit program management, facilitation, capacity-building, and coaching experience. In particular, she has managed mentoring programs, developed after-school and summer programming for English Language Learners, and provided professional development and coaching to staff from an international network of makerspaces for teens. She is passionate about supporting and strengthening Boston's nonprofit sector and is thrilled to join the SIF community.