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The Social Innovation Society (SIS), a membership community, unites social innovators and social entrepreneurs, capturing their passion and commitment for social impact. Our pledge to this community, is to bring together diversity of thought, experience, and technical/financial resources, so our members can challenge the status quo, push boundaries, learn from others (mentors), launch socially vibrant businesses, then share best practices and learnings, on a local, regional, and global scale.  SIS is open to all institutions and individuals who have a passion for social innovation and impact. 

Membership in SIS includes access to our Global Membership Directory, IF Market Social Venture Platforms, Social Innovations Journal, Social Innovations Panel Webinars, Geographic and Industry Niche Networks, Discounted Professional Services, and a unique opportunity to be recognized as one of the TOP global field builders in Social Innovation, Social Enterprise, and Public-Private Partnerships.

 


 

GENESIS

As with all new social products and services, development arises from a void.  Currently, there isn’t any central repository or rating system, which identifies government, not-for-profit, and private social ventures and innovations, driven by the need to impact people's lives on critical social issues such as social mobility, healthcare, education, and human services. Our Social Innovations Journal has a 10 year history of publishing Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Public-Private Partnership articles. Our IF Market is further incubating and developing this market, by providing a searchable platform where investors/philanthropies, and policy makers, can compare high-impact opportunities, and for policy-makers to identify successful programs so they may direct public dollars accordingly (legislatively and/or as co-investors).  The information is updated in real-time, increasing the ability to maximize decision making and financial success, with just-in-time responsiveness.


INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS - OUR SPECIAL SAUCE

Membership Directory

Our Networking Platform builds active and engaged communities, facilitating conversations between individuals, organizations, institutions, and communities.  These communities may include frequent interactions with a local focus for in-person get togethers, or to access broader communities when traveling or building new services in projected markets.  This network may also serve as a resource for personal and professional opportunities. We will continue to listen, learn and build-in the necessary flexibility to continuously enhance our solution through agile and rapid development and deployment.


IF Market Platform

IF Market is the first impact-first investment platform, capturing high-impact social ventures to meet the increasing demand of impact investors. Combining the science and art of indexing, IF Market gives social investors, across multiple sectors, a more in-depth view into blended social and financial regional markets. Taking a regional listing approach, social ventures are scored transparently on social impact and financial performance.  To help guide social investors, each Social Venture is assigned points based upon the criteria below, and can be sorted by rank, impact area, region, and investment type. The Ranking Point system is weighed by the importance of 6 primary criteria.

  • Social Impact

  • Leadership, Teams, and Partnerships Composition

  • Sustainability and Financial Returns

  • Scaling and/or Policy/System Change

  • Responsible Organizational Behavior including Board Diversity; Fair and Gender-Based Wages; and Environmental Impact.  

  • Root Cause Impact

Journal and Panel Webinars

The Social Innovations Journal ™ Ecosystem Publications, are celebrating our 10-year journey to change the world.  At heart, is a commitment that sharing visionary ideas with like-minded dreamers and doers, inspires more good ideas and visions - spurring social entrepreneurs and innovators for even greater social impact within focused and broad communities.  Included in this mix is regional leadership, regional social innovations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships, all uniting to share this collective knowledge and best practices across global social sector ecosystems. This partnership goes even further in our commitment to share, by inviting article authors to engage in conversation, by co-presenting their social innovations in a webinar panel format across the Social Innovations Journal readership (in excess of 25,000 subscribers).

The Social Innovations Journal ™ Knowledge and Policy Publications, in their journey to change the world, curate dialogue, in partnership with industry experts in the areas of health, education, social mobility, and human services.  Enlightenment is communicated through education, providing key innovators with the data, research, and tools to initiate and deliver policy and systems change. This approach was adopted, in response to system and policy leaders’ need for a repository of collective knowledge to create and drive system and policy changes, resulting in more impactful social outcomes. Recognizing the printed word is not enough on its own, each knowledge and policy publication is partnered with a regional symposium and multiple webinars, creating a vibrant community dialogue, which brings key social innovators together, to create action plans for adoption and implementation. 

Social Innovations Webinar Panels invite a cross section of authors and experts across our publication ecosystems (Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Asia, Europe, and Latin America) to participate in weekly webinar panel discussions, creating a national/global platform for the advancement of innovation thinking and sharing best practices.  The focus of each webinar touches one of our key focus areas of human services, health, social mobility, education, and impact investing sectors.   Webinars are designed to provide multi-sector, cross-country and multiple global communities perspectives, by inviting social innovations authors, entrepreneurs and sector leaders to share their diverse perspectives. 
 
Institute and Lab – Is Innovation an Art or a Science? Yes.

Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship Professional Certification through a partnership with CGNFS International. Innovation is a sustainable process which requires both the art of envisioning a new and more impactful outcome, while implementing a strategic, scientific approach. This internationally recognized professional certification leads participants to expand their critical thinking and enterprise skills and competencies, to envision what is possible and challenging the status quo, and to craft the path to achievement.  Built on the premise innovation is a sustainable process, not just an end result, participants journey through an intensive process exploring their ideas, testing them, and adapting them for better outcomes. This process hones entrepreneurial and innovative thinking skills, while developing, and eventually executing, new and improved business models. Through interactive guides and curriculum modules, participants from a variety of disciplines imagine, refine and reimagine, in pursuit of their own enterprises and innovations. 

Social Innovations Institute WebinarsLet's Take On the World! The Social Innovations Journal hosts weekly webinar panel discussions highlighting a wide range of ideas by subject matter experts. As is the standard for our webinars, the panels present multiple global perspectives by influential and successful social innovations authors, entrepreneurs and sector leaders, representing diverse points of views, sectors, and geographic locations. Webinars are interactive, encouraging active audience engagement and connection with these recognized social impact experts and fellow journeymen.  Participants will receive an insider’s perspective on a range of topics, best practices and insight into the most innovative and cutting-edge solutions currently being implemented. 

 


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

 TRAILBLAZERS - $10,000

1.     Recognition as a Trailblazer throughout Social Innovations Partners including: Global Membership Directory, IF Market Platform, The Social Innovations Journal, Social Innovations Institute, and Symposiums/EVENTS.

2.     Access to Global Membership Directory; Regional Directory, and Industry Directory

3.     Invitation to IF Market Industry “Field Builder” meetings, and the Social Innovations Journal, and Institute, Lab

4.     License of IF Market Platform to create a Regional or Industry “market”

5.     Unlimited Access to IF Market Profiles

6.     Opportunity to be a Webinar Panelist and be Published in the Social Innovations Journal

7.     Unlimited Access to Panel Webinars and Networking Events

8.     30% Discount on all Social Innovations Professional Services 

9.     4 Hours Social Impact/Innovations/Public-Private Partnership Strategy Consulting

10.  20 Individual Subscriptions

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS - $5,000

1.     Recognition as a Mover and Shaker throughout Social Innovations Partners including: Global Membership Directory, IF Market Platform, The Social Innovations Journal, Social Innovations Institute, and Symposiums/EVENTS. 

2.     Access to Global Membership Directory; Regional Directory, and Industry Directory

3.     Invitation to IF Market Industry “Field Builder” meetings, and the Social Innovations Journal, and Institute, Lab

4.     Unlimited Access to IF Market Profiles

5.     Opportunity to be a Webinar Panelist and be Published in the Social Innovations Journal

6.     Unlimited Access to Panel Webinars and Networking Events

7.     20% Discount on all Social Innovations Professional Services 

8.     15 Individual Subscriptions

9.     2 Hours Social Impact/Innovations/Public-Private Partnership Strategy Consulting

 

VISIONARY DREAMERS - $2,500

1.     Recognition as a Visionary Dreamer throughout Social Innovations Partners including: Global Membership Directory, IF Market Platform, The Social Innovations Journal, Social Innovations Institute, and Symposiums/EVENTS. 

2.     Access to Global Membership Directory; Regional Directory, and Industry Directory

3.     Invitation to IF Market Industry “Field Builder” meetings, and the Social Innovations Journal, and Institute, Lab

4.     Unlimited Access to IF Market Profiles

5.     Unlimited Access to Panel Webinars and Networking Events

6.     15% Discount on all Social Innovations Professional Services 

7.     10 Individual Subscriptions

8.     Pitchslam Presentation Opportunity at Regional Events

 

FIELD BUILDERS - $1,000

1.     Recognition as a Field Builder throughout Social Innovations Partners including: Global Membership Directory, IF Market Platform, The Social Innovations Journal, Social Innovations Institute, and Symposiums/EVENTS. 

2.     Access to Global Membership Directory; Regional Directory, and Industry Directory

3.     Unlimited Access to IF Market Profiles

4.     Unlimited Access to Panel Webinars and Networking Events

5.     5% Discount on all Social Innovations Professional Services 

6.     5 Individual/Colleague Subscriptions

7.     Pitchslam Opportunity

 

INDIVIDUALS - $100

1.     IF Profile Development Opportunity

2.     Unlimited Webinar Access

 

STUDENTS - $50                                            

1.     Network Profile

2.     Internship/Job Access

3.     Unlimited Webinar Access

  

 
 
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