Our innovation orientation means that we are continuously trying and testing new approaches and programs in response to the emerging needs of the community even as we remain committed to our core programs. In order to remain nimble and innovative as an organization, SIF needs funding that is flexible and can be used to support our evolving work as we try and test, learn and pivot. Our established programs all started as pilots, and we invite donors to join us in developing the reach, scope, and resources of our work by making an unrestricted gift to the Social Innovation Forum.
SIF’s Annual Fund is our Innovation Fund -- where we raise the unrestricted dollars that allow us to explore new initiatives, test new programs, and learn what works to accelerate social impact in Eastern Massachusetts. Donors who give to our Annual Fund understand that true social change takes time and resources, that networks and connections are key levers for change, and that dollars invested in strengthening the sector and building capacity among all of stakeholders will pay dividends down the road in the form of more effective nonprofits, more efficient funding practices, and amplified social impact.