Category Archives: Social Enterprise Shopping

Here, we will describe alternatives to the usual shopping for “more stuff”, featuring great books and products with a social mission.

Women’s Bean Project launches new jewelry line

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting While widely known for its delectable gourmet foods such as soups and baking mixes, Women’s Bean Project has also run a successful jewelry line since 2009. Set up as a social enterprise, the jewelry is … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Holiday gift giving

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Are you among the holiday shoppers making a list and checking it twice? Mom, Dad, your best friend, your favorite aunt…your boss? Ah yes, the dilemma of what to get your boss to show your … Continue reading

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Shopping that benefits Nonprofit Street

by Janine Vanderburg These days I want James Carville to come back and shout his famous phrase from every virtual street corner: It’s the economy, stupid! Because it is. The continued lackluster economy has hurt small businesses and those they … Continue reading

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Local social enterprises offer unique gifts with a purpose

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting With the holidays just around the corner, JVA Consulting is excited about the gift opportunities offered by local social enterprises. Here are a few of our favorite Colorado organizations that are embracing social enterprise and … Continue reading

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The “miracle animal”: Social Enterprise Alliance launches Colorado Chapter!

JVAers Guadalupe Torres and Janine Vanderburg joined a group of 30 social entrepreneurs at the Women’s Bean Project on Friday, November 12 to launch the Colorado chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), the 700-member organization that brings together the … Continue reading

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