$150 – $1,000

Social Innovator Showcase

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75 Amherst St.

Building E14 (the corner with Amherst St. ends at Ames St.)

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Hear eight of greater Boston's most innovative nonprofit leaders present their solutions to our region's most challenging social issues. The Social Innovator Showcase is the Social Innovation Forum's signature event, bringing together an audience of more than 350 business executives, philanthropists, community leaders and others interested in helping these organizations achieve their visions and expand their impact.

This event is intended for those interested in supporting the 2018 Social Innovator cohort as potential funders, mentors, or connectors. Each of our eight Innovators will deliver a five-minute pitch, telling the story of their organization's work and impact, and inviting potential investors and supporters to become involved.

For ads in the program booklet and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Duggan at mduggan@socialinnovationforum.org.

2018 Social Innovators

ACT Lawrence
Establishing Financial Education as a Building Block for Success
Track Partner: MassMutual Foundation

Community Boating Center
Advancing Education in New Bedford
Track Partner: Schrafft Charitable Trust

Fathers’ Uplift
Anything Goes: Innovative, Effective, and Sustainable Approaches to Our Region’s Toughest Issues
Track Partner: Boston Open Impact

Improving Access to Healthy Living
Track Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

PAIR (Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project)
Promoting Successful Advancement and Integration for Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum-Seekers
Track Partner: Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative

Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Supporting Accessibility and Opportunities for Young People with Disabilities
Track Partner: Liberty Mutual Insurance

The Renew Collaborative
Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts
Track Partner: Highland Street Foundation

Strategies for Youth
Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration
Track Partner: Stifler Family Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

75 Amherst Street is located in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge where Amherst Street ends at Ames Street.

Public Transportation:

Take the Red Line to Kendall Square. When leaving the Kendall Square station, turn left and head west on Main Street. Then turn left on to Dock Street, and then left onto Deacon Street. Turn right onto Carleton Street, and then right onto Amherst Street. The destination will be on your right at 75 Amherst Street. This is less than a five minute walk.

Parking Directions:

If you are driving, you may find metered street parking spots or you can park in MIT's staff and faculty parking lots after 5:00 pm. Other parking options are as follows (prices subject to change):

  • Cambridge Center Garage 75 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02142—$30.00
    This garage is about two blocks away.

  • Cambridge Marriott Hotel Garage—50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142—$30.00
    This garage is about two blocks away.

  • Kendall Square South Garage—350 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA—$10
    This garage is a 5-10 minute walk.

  • MIT Visitor Lot -139 Massachusetts Ave, Area 2/MIT, Cambridge, MA—$9.00
    This is about a 10-15 minute walk.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, your purchased ticket is transferrable (discounted or complementary tickets may not be transferrable, please inquire). If you would like to transfer your ticket, please contact us at rsvp@socialinnovationforum.org.

No, you do not need to bring your printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on a list at registration.

What is the dress code for the event?

The Social Innovator Showcase has a "business festive" dress code. Most guests will be coming from work to the event and thus will be in business attire but the Showcase is a celebration and tends to have a more festive feel.

Is this event accessible for everyone?

Yes, we aim to make the Showcase as accessible as possible. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. If you require any other accessibility accomodations to attend, please email rsvp@socialinnovationforum.org with reasonable requests (e.g. sign language interpreter, CART, etc.).

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at rsvp@socialinnovationforum.org. We look forward to seeing you on May 14!


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As a Social Innovation Forum Showcase sponsor, you will support social change in greater Boston and gain visibility in our vibrant social impact community of thousands of nonprofit and community leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business executives. Our Showcase at a space at MIT accommodates an increasing demand for tickets from our growing community. We welcome companies who share our values of innovation and social change to partner with us as event sponsors.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Duggan at mduggan@socialinnovationforum.org.

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