IISC fosters networks that are decentralized, self-sustaining, and self-organizing in ways that defy the planning logic that has defined the social sector.

Women of Color Leadership Circle

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, political chaos, and racial reckoning experienced in 2020, IISC facilitated the Women of Color Leadership Circle. This network was designed by and for Boston women of color leaders and... Read More

Social Justice and Peace in Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation convened the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace. Leaders from grantmaking foundations and philanthropic support organizations come together with IISC to examine their practices.

Convenings on Black Male Achievement

IISC provided process consulting, facilitation, and project management for regional design teams to produce regional convenings for the Open Society Institute’s campaign address black men and boys’ exclusion from economic, social, educational, and political life in... Read More

Inclusive Goals, Priorities, Decisions

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is partnering with IISC to develop and pilot a customized training for GEO members that focuses on strategies funders can embrace in becoming more inclusive of grantees and other stakeholders when... Read More

Network of Oral Health Advocates

The DentaQuest foundation is engaging stakeholders from all levels of the system on the development and implementation of strategies to eliminate the barriers to care that prevent many from attaining good oral health.

Fellowship Feeds Network

IISC is partnering with the Barr Foundation on designing and delivering the learning components of the Fellowship and is working closely with Foundation staff to nurture and support the emergence of the larger Fellowship network.

Uncovering the Root Cause of Health Inequities

IISC designed and facilitated the Springfield Health Equity Initiative to examine the root causes of health inequities - to understand how social determinants create inequities in health outcomes for people of color compared to whites.

Peace, Security, Political Relevance

Over 50 activist organizations, scholars, and funders were convened by the Ploughshares Fund post 9/11 to for the Peace and Security Initiative. IISC designed and facilitated a collaborative planning process that involved over 650 people in... Read More

New Americans Community Inclusion

IISC designed and facilitated a process to support the convening of a network for the Massachusetts New Americans Agenda (MassNAA). The process was designed to ensure ongoing problem solving, learning, and improvement; increase community inclusion; maximize... Read More

Dialogue on Race and Racism

With LISC-Boston serving as the lead agency, teams from eight organizations (CDCs and intermediaries) have come together on an eighteen month peer learning project to equip themselves to facilitate dialogue within their organizations on issues of... Read More