Episode 28 - An interview with Brenda Palms Barber, CEO of Sweet Beginnings - Social Enterprises & NonProfits Partnerships


This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, we're joined by Brenda Palms Barber, Executive Director of the North Lawndale Employment Network and founding CEO of SweetBeginnings a social venture which produces an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products while providing important transitional job opportunities for individuals who struggle with barriers to employment. Brenda and I discuss nonprofits and social ventures and hit on a range of topics including: her experience of launching a social venture from within the umbrella of her nonprofit organization, the pros and cons of being not-for-profit and for-profit, what lessons and metrics Brenda has brought from one world to the other, and how combining the two creates for some great opportunities for symbiotic relationships, and more. 

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Links in this week's episode:

North Lawndale Employment Network

North Lawndale Employment Network (Facebook)

North Lawndale Employment Network (Twitter)

Sweet Beginnings & Beelove Buzz

Sweet Beginnings (Facebook)

Sweet Beginnings (Twitter)

Sweet Beginnings (Instagram)