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Goodwork nonprofit incubator announces 2021 cohort

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

The Alliance for Greater Good was selected as a 2021 Cohort participant.

Alliance co-founders, Kathryn Garcia, Joanne Wolfe, Julie Johnson, and Lisa Vivinetto.

Goodwork nonprofit incubator announces 2021 cohort


The Alliance for Greater Good was one of eight nonprofits selected by GoodWork to be part of its 2021 nonprofit incubator, a program that provides customized services including executive coaching, professional training and development, mentorship and peer-to-peer networking. As part of the incubator, the nonprofits receive free strategic and operational support. The eight idea-phase and early-stage nonprofit leaders will begin their journey with GoodWork via a virtual orientation and kick-off celebration on March 5.


Newly located at Carey Cottage on Little Harbor Road in Portsmouth, GoodWork currently serves the communities of Strafford and eastern Rockingham counties.


“We are excited to begin working with these leaders who are so committed to the work they do in addressing some of our communities’ most challenging issues.”

“Start-up nonprofits often have little to no technology, legal, human resources and operational expertise in house. The cost for top-notch service in each of these critical areas can be out of reach for these organizations. At GoodWork, incubator participants have access to pro bono professional consultation and support,” said GoodWork CEO Molly Hodgson.


“We are excited to begin working with these leaders who are so committed to the work they do in addressing some of our communities’ most challenging issues,” added GoodWork COO Maria Sillari.


The organizations GoodWork serves are typically less than three to five years old and operate with a budget of less than $250,000. Leaders must demonstrate a deep passion and dedication to the social, environmental, cultural or economic challenge they are addressing and be open and willing to learn and accept feedback from diverse sources. “We encourage them to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership with other like-minded organizations as well,” Hodgson added.


Incubator participants will be provided with a pro bono team of professional partners who will help them with the business challenges they are facing. They will also be matched with an experienced nonprofit mentor who will provide consultation and networking support. The GoodWork leadership team of Hodgson and Sillari provide incubator participants with executive coaching and help them develop and achieve their organizational goals. Participants will also learn from each other in a variety of peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by the incubator.


Alliance for Greater Good: Up and running for six months, Alliance for Greater Good’s mission is rallying the kindness in others to address community needs. They are an organization of four friends who provide multiple ways for people to help others. Some examples of their work are fundraising $1,000 in gift cards for the City of Portsmouth’s Back to School Fund that supported its welfare families, a Share the Warmth event where they collected over 1,700 hats and mittens which were distributed to ‘Gather’ families, and a Share the Joy event where they collected and distributed over 1,600 holiday cards for the elderly in five local assisted living and long-term care centers.


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