Beth Palm, MBA has worked in the nonprofit sector in Minnesota for the last 15 years, 10+ of those years in social enterprises. Starting at Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota in 2006, Beth became obsessed with the idea of using business to solve social issues. While getting her MBA, she wrote feasibility studies and business plans for new earned income ideas and launched the Social Enterprise Alliance - Twin Cities chapter with a team of amazing colleagues.
Beth led a $1 million social enterprise called CityKid Java for 3 years as Director of Operations/General Manager and in 2015, founded a new social enterprise: BAM Essentials, an organic personal care product business, benefiting young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Minnesota. Beth has worked as a consultant with clients to create strategic plans, presentation documents, full business plans and feasibility studies for their social enterprise business ideas.
Awards, Recognition and Press
Spoken to classes at Hamline University, Macalester College, Augsburg College, and the University of Minnesota
Spoken at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit conference in Minneapolis, Nashville and Denver
Lead trainings for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofits Assistance Fund, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration, HandsOn Twin Cities, Corporate Volunteerism Council - Twin Cities, Academy of Women's Empowerment, Initiative Foundation, MACC - Metropolitan Alliance for Connected Communities
Awarded Community Impact Award - Social Entrepreneurship from Minnesota Business Magazine, on behalf of Urban Ventures and CityKid Java
Recognized as one of American Express's 50 Under 40 and one of Minnesota Business Magazine's Young Entrepreneurs
Recognized in REDF's inaugural Accelerator cohort (2016)
Beth is available to speak at colleges, universities, conferences, conventions, events, retreats, panel discussions, and fundraisers.
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