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ABOUT US

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Social Imprints has become the go-to printer for many of the nation’s top brands that utilize high-quality merchandise as a meaningful part of their marketing strategy. We are masters at product development, international sourcing and logistics. We will curate the perfect product mix for your event, product launch or corporate identity giveaway. We pride ourselves on creating strategic merchandising plans and branding packages that enhance our clients’ brand awareness and boost employee engagement.

Within eight months of opening our doors, Social Imprints generated nearly $1 million in sales, garnering San Francisco Weekly’s prestigious “Startup of the Year” award. These promising early experiences laid the foundation for Social Imprints to become one of the country’s most successful full-service branding and merchandising companies.

BUSINESS MODEL

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

We opened our doors in 2008 with a commitment to provide higher-paying professional jobs to at-risk adults in need of a second chance. Our social mission is to provide job opportunities, expert job training and support, all within a highly supportive work environment to folks needing a second chance,

Who are we? Here’s the breakdown…

Eighty Percent of workforec are:
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals released within 2 years
  • Individuals recovering from substance abuse, who have been sober 2+ years
  • Low-income individuals who’ve been on and off public assistance
  • Individuals with less than a high school education
  • Veterans discharged within 5 years
Social imprints career opportunities include:
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting
  • Graphic Arts
  • Production Management
"Even the greatest employees can use (and appreciate) a few fringe benefits every now and again. We call it extra motivation to deliver excellent customer service."
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EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE PLAN

We fully incentivize our employees who work hard by inviting them to share our company’s success. Yes, we’re talking about profit sharing! Individuals are annually selected by a vote of fellow employees to be part of Social Imprints profit sharing incentive which offers added compensation based on profits.

Democratic work values

Employees work in self-managed teams and are encouraged to help set compensation, schedules, and responsibilities.

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Open company records and financials

All Social Imprints business matters are conducted transparently, with a consistent open-door policy.

Living Wage

Each employee receives a wage consistent with or exceeding comparable in-market promotional products companies.

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Free support services

Support services funded by Social Imprints for its employees include counseling, self-improvement, and educational training opportunities.

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OUR CLIENTS

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Since opening our doors, we’ve built a reputation as the go-to printer for many of Silicon Valley’s elite firms.

PRESS & AWARDS

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Winner: Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

Businessweek.com readers voted Social Imprints, a San Francisco print shop that hires recovering addicts and ex-offenders, it’s top award as America’s most promising social enterprise.

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Winner: Best of San Francisco 2009 - Startup of the Year

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Special Congressional Recognition

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Most Innovative Company 2016

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LEADERSHIP

JEFF SHEINBEIN

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

In 2011, Bloomberg Business Week named Jeff Sheinbein “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur.” As a guest speaker, Jeff delivers a passionate message about the power of social business to change lives, transform society, and create healthy, expansive business cultures.

Jeff serves on the Advisory Council of Meridian International Global Service Leaders. A two-time Investors Circle finalist, he has led three highly successful social enterprises in the US and abroad.

Jeff started his career as managing director of AI, a non-profit screen printing and embroidery company in San Francisco that hires from an at-risk adult population. Under Jeff’s leadership, AI became one of the country's most successful nonprofit enterprises of its size, and one of the most profitable businesses in the US screen-printing industry.

The Community Action Network (UK) hired Jeff to replicate his highly successful business model in London. While in the UK, Jeff also led social enterprise workshops for hundreds of aspiring young social entrepreneurs.

Jeff has enjoyed a second career as an independent consultant helping nonprofits and social enterprises find their identity and grow. His clients include Golden Gate Community Inc., The Body Positive, ShareForward, East West Holistic Center, and the Borders Books Free Classes Program.

Jeff received a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley with a minor in Business Administration.

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Kevin McCracken

Co-Founder & Business Development

Kevin McCracken has been profiled in High Volume Printer which recognized him as one of the industry's brightest young talents. In 2004, he received Bank of America’s Neighborhood Leader Award. In the last 10 years, Kevin has mastered all aspects of custom printing. After completing a drug and alcohol rehab program at Walden House, he was hired by AI, a non-profit screen printing and embroidery company. Kevin started as an administrative assistant and was quickly promoted to sales manager, ultimately succeeding Jeff Sheinbein as managing director. On leaving AI, Kevin started a successful custom printing company that provides merchandise for many of the Bay Area's most popular bands, including Metallica. Along the way, he served as managing partner at one of the country's most successful high-volume printers. Under his leadership, the company increased sales by 50 percent to $2M and was recognized by the printing industry's premier trade journal, Impressions, as a leading US high-volume printer.

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SOCIAL IMPRINTS ANGEL INVESTORS

Mike Hannigan

President of Give Something Back

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Mike Hannigan earned his B.A. in Philosophy from UC San Diego and an M.A. in Criminology from UC Berkeley. He began his career at Xerox Corporation and spent a decade in management at business products companies before starting GSB.

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James Lincoln

CEO of Illuminated Funds

James has long experience in investment management, money management, fund management, real estate investment, real estate management, real estate development, and all aspects of venture capital, with operational and executive experience and expertise in all the above. James also serves on numerous for-profit and non-profit corporate boards.

Josh Mailman

Founder of Serious Change, Founding investor of Stonyfield Farms

Mr. Mailman started Social Venture Network, a nonprofit that unites hundreds of business leaders to help build a just and sustainable economy.

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Henry Vandermark

Solar Wave Energy, Inc.

Mr. Vandermark managed Solar Wave Energy, Inc. a company that as of 2017 had designed, installed, and serviced solar hot water and heating systems for more than thirty years. He has taught solar thermal classes to trade school students and at professional conferences.

Rachel Sheinbein

Managing Director at Makeda Capital

Rachel is an experienced angel investor in women-led companies, and a private equity investor at CMEA Capital, with operating experience at Intel. She received her Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Environmental and Civil Engineering and an MBA from MIT.

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our history

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