Beth Palm is the new Director of Social Enterprise for EMERGE, a nonprofit community development organization in Minneapolis. Many nonprofits have been exploring social enterprise as a way to supplement revenue and meet new mission goals, and EMERGE has also added entrepreneurship as a new component to employment development and mission work.
Beth and host Steve Boland talk about the barriers to entrepreneurship as a means of self-sufficiency, leveraging partner organizations in this work, and expanding services through program acquisition. More information about social enterprise is available from the Social Enterprise Alliance, and also visit NEON for more on their work in the neighborhood.
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