Nonprofit Innovation Lab Public Voting


We're excited to introduce you to the 2022 fellows from the Nonprofit Innovation Lab, brought to you by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and United Way of Rhode Island. On February 1st, they will pitch their innovative ideas for a chance to win a share of $90,000 in seed funding.

Help us determine the Winner of the Public Choice Award by voting on your favorite idea  by February 1st !

Select each video below to learn more about each innovation idea, use the black arrows to navigate between videos and click the voting link under your favorite to cast your vote!

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Title: Gnome Surf Therapy
Author: tfeigenbaum
Votes: 860

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Description: Gnome Surf is a nonprofit surf therapy Organization focused on creating a culture shift towards inclusion, diversity, equality, and acceptance for all kids of all abilities. Gnome are evidence based and driven by research with unrivaled outcomes. Over 98% of their Athletes are feeling happier and over 93% more self confident. Gnome Surf empowers its Athletes to believe in themselves, teaches them to overcome fears, and build lifelong friendships. In addition, they engage typical youth and developing young leaders as their paid surf instructors paving the way for a kinder more accepting community for all. Gnome Surf offers a safe space for their Athletes to express themselves, believe in themselves, build support networks and friendships, and a community where they are encouraged to achieve their every dream. Gnome Surf’s innovation idea will provide a vital space to improve their Athletes’ physical and mental health as well as their emotional well being, in a truly unique camp ground where every offering uniquely caters to their sensory needs where they and their families can build a support network, memories, and lifelong friendships. It will address a gap in today's society by creating an accessible safe space where they can come and focus on their physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Learn More About the 2022 Fellows

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Remember to join us at the Guild on February 1st at 5pm to celebrate RI’s nonprofit sector,
see the pitches live, and celebrate the winners!

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About the Nonprofit Innovation Lab

The goal of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab is to spark development and implementation of innovative solutions that will enable organizations to expand and accelerate their ability to create positive social impact. The program offers ten Rhode Island nonprofits the opportunity to transform innovative ideas into reality, enabling them to create even more social impact as they bring innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to their organizations through social enterprise curriculum, seed funding, coaching from industry experts, and peer support.

The Nonprofit Innovation Lab is brought to you by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and United Way of Rhode Island.

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