The Next Mile Project is a collaborative community and co-working space where mission-driven nonprofits connect, learn, and grow.
Social Innovation Forum Acquires Next Mile Project
We are thrilled to share with you exciting news: The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has acquired the Next Mile Project, combining our strengths and expertise to create one of the nation’s largest social change ecosystems — and solidifying Boston’s role as a hub for social innovation.
Our partnership is a strong example of how strategic nonprofit M&A can expand networks and deepen impact in a community and the acquisition validates Next Mile Project’s experiment in providing world-class professional services, a supportive and collaborative community, and educational and executive training for social entrepreneurs. By acquiring the Next Mile Project, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) supplements its core program of accelerating social good organizations and engaging funders and supporters with Next Mile Project’s collaborative co-working assets.
More than just an office
In addition to subsidized office space, NMP offers marketing assistance, legal services, strategic guidance, administrative support, supplies, and facilitated onsite training.
Members also have free access to our intern-run Media Lab that delivers quality video production, photography, marketing, graphic design, and other marketing related services.
What makes us different
Our culture – rooted in engagement and education – is a significant differentiating factor to most other office environments. Next Mile Project serves as a convener of shared interests within the greater nonprofit sector in Boston. The extended NMP community encompasses both resident and off-site members, as well as alumni members.
We facilitate information exchange through informal community-wide “Lunch and Learn” discussions, where members brainstorm and share best practices. We also sponsor formally organized educational workshops to advance proven management techniques and foster the professional development of our socially conscious entrepreneurs. Together, we build strong, impactful organizations addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues.