About The Social Innovation Forum
Since 2003, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum has been working to create a social impact market that distributes resources to organizations based on performance in order to most efficiently and effectively solve social problems in Greater Boston. Our aspiration is to build a social impact investment community that will invest and re-invest resources in innovative, results-oriented nonprofits, thus advancing innovation in social impact.
The Social Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for innovative nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to gain visibility, expand their networks, and build capacity. For the 2012-2013 cycle, we have once again partnered with leading local funders to feature one organization in each of six social issue tracks. Our search and selection process lasts almost six months as we review first- and second-round applications, interview finalists, and perform due diligence on the top ten or so contenders. This process brings a range of stakeholders to the table, including Root Cause staff, our track partners, and an evaluation committee made up of more than 70 funders and social issue experts.
To learn more about how the Social Innovation Forum program works, click here.