The Social Finance Institute

Who We Are

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The Social Finance Institute is a unique field-building platform, launched in 2023 within Social Finance. The Institute leverages insights from practitioners and experts to develop networks, tools, and actionable resources to advance outcomes-based, impact-first funding models to measurably improve people’s lives.

What We Do

Through the Social Finance Institute, we aim to build connections among cross-sector partners and amplify learnings for policymakers and practitioners looking to use innovative funding models to achieve impact. Our work focuses on key three areas:

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Actionable Research & Publications

Drawing upon Social Finance's extensive 13+ years of experience, as well as insights from other leaders in the field, the Institute develops applied research – often in collaboration with outside scholars and experts – including case studies, white papers, best practices, and tool kits to support stakeholders in pursuing social impact.

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Cohort & Learning Modules

By developing cohort and learning modules, the Institute will facilitate networking and knowledge exchange across sectors, regions, and silos, creating opportunities for changemakers to explore outcomes-driven approaches to solving challenges.

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Educational Outreach & Advocacy

We will use convenings, strategic communications, and direct engagement with thought leaders and policymakers to connect and amplify the tools and frameworks needed to achieve impact.

Convening For Impact
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Social Finance Institute Launch

Convening For Impact

On Wed. April 10 at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA, we gathered leaders from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to launch the Social Finance Institute with a day of thought-provoking conversations on innovative outcomes-based, impact-first approaches to improving the lives of all Americans.

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