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Mar22

SEG Appoints Macky McCleary, Administrator RIDPUC, to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Providence, Rhode Island (March 22, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) recently appointed Macky McCleary to its Board of Directors. Macky McCleary brings over 7 years of experience in public service. He currently serves as Administrator of Rhode Island Department of Public Utilities and Carriers and formerly served as Director of the[…..]

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Mar06

Q&A with Carolyn Greenspan, CEO, Blue State Coffee

March 6, 2018 Blue State Coffee donates 2% of their sales to local non-profit organizations suggested by their customers, and from January 2018 to June 2018, Social Enterprise Greenhouse will be one of those beneficiaries. Since their founding in 2004, Blue State Coffee has donated over $800,000 to local nonprofits and focuses on ethical and[…..]

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Feb16

Voices from the Field: Can Co-ops Displace the Gig Economy?

This article was originally published by NPQ online, on December 21, 2017 (https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/12/21/voices-from-the-field-can-co-ops-displace-the-gig-economy/). Used with permission. The future of jobs, work, and workplaces is facing rampant transformation. One of the most visible changes has been the rising number of contract workers, who, according to the Freelancers’ Union, number 57.3 million people in the US. That’s 36 percent of all workers! If[…..]

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Feb09

Best for RI Valentine’s Date Night!

February 9, 2018 Maybe I’m just unromantic (or boring), but I’ve never been too excited for Valentine’s Day – too much sugar, too much pink, and too much pressure! However, in spite of my cold, anti-Valentine’s heart, it is the perfect time of the year to make plans somewhere warm and cozy with people you[…..]

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Feb09

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Appoints Claudia Cardozo to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Providence, Rhode Island (February 9, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse recently appointed Claudia Cardozo to its Board of Directors. Claudia is the Community Development Manager and CRA Officer at Coastway Community Bank and a volunteer Strengths Coach at Leadership Rhode Island’s Make RI Stronger Initiative. Claudia has over 10 years of experience[…..]

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Feb05

14 Food Businesses To Begin SEG Food Accelerator Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Providence, Rhode Island (February 5, 2018) – 14 Rhode Island based food businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Food Accelerator program on February 15, 2018. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature social enterprise development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout[…..]

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Feb02

Connecting with Consumers: Reflections from the Social Change Marketplace

Friday, February 2, 2018 The Social Change Marketplace began in my office four years ago when I sold 200 bags of Beautiful Day Granola during the holidays to faculty and staff at Bryant University. Someone suggested that I should have a year-round operation as a campus distributor of granola. This would afford people on campus[…..]

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Jan19

GoLocalProv Interview – 14 Businesses Taking Part in 2018 Accelerator Program

Impact Accelerator and Loan Program Manager Annie Dickson appeared on GoLocal LIVE with GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle to discuss the 14 Rhode Island-based social impact businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program on January 23, 2018. Watch at GoLocalProv.com.

Jan17

13 Social Enterprises To Begin SEG Impact Accelerator Next Week

Providence, Rhode Island (January 17, 2018) 13 Rhode Island based social impact businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program on January 23, 2018. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature social enterprise development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout the three months, each[…..]

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Dec18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Best for Rhode Island Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BEST FOR RHODE ISLAND LAUNCH Providence, Rhode Island (December 18th, 2017) – The recent Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual meeting was the backdrop for the official launch of the Best for Rhode Island initiative, a statewide campaign that equips businesses to assess and improve their positive social impact. Through a[…..]

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