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June 25, 2022
 
Applications now open to apply for SIF's Social Innovator Accelerator program
Social Innovation Forum

June 10, 2022 — The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has commenced its application process to engage eight impactful, grassroots nonprofits for this upcoming year's Social Innovator Accelerator program. The Social Innovator Accelerator helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic and in-kind resources to accelerate their work.

Each selected organization, a Social Innovator, receives access to cash and in-kind benefits valued at more than $150,000 that include:

• Six months of consulting services focused on developing written materials, visual materials, and presentation skills for a funder/investor audience.
• Presentation and networking opportunities with funders/investors, including at the Social Innovator Showcase in May 2023
• Membership in a cohort with other grassroots nonprofit leaders
• Five months of executive coaching to focus on promoting professional growth for the leadership team
• $10,000 cash upon completion of the consulting engagement
• Support from SIF’s in-kind partners (e.g., legal, graphic design, PR, technology)
• $2,500 capacity building grant in 2024
• Ongoing support through the Social Innovator Accelerator Alumni program

Applicant organizations will address these social issue areas:

Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Environmental Justice

Equitable Health Outcomes in New Bedford and Fall River

Experiential Learning

Holistic Education Opportunities

Housing Stability

Mental Health

Social Capital

The program engages one “lead” innovator (typically the Executive Director or Program Director) but there is the option of including one-three other staff to support decision-making on materials and participate in executive coaching. This is a two year capacity building program (Launching in December 2022 — closing in December 2024) with a commitment of 6-8 hours per week from December 2022 — May 2023 and 6-8 hours per month from June 2023 —December 2024

You can check out SIF’s Applicant Guide where you’ll learn more about:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Wednesday, July 13 at 5 pm; and early submissions are highly encouraged. Call 978.344.2622 or send an email at team@socialinnovationforum.org for any questions about the application process.

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