Pollinating Purpose


Pollinating Purpose is a show from Pillar Nonprofit Network all about supporting organizations who seek to create social impact through their work. Whether nonprofit, for-profit, or grassroots organizations, listeners will learn key considerations to building or growing their own social purpose businesses in a long-term and sustainable way. Alongside this learning, they will have the opportunity to listen to guests share stories of doing similar work in their own communities; the sticky spots, the highlights, and the barriers they had to navigate to operate a business with community care at its core.


Our hope is to educate, inform, and inspire the audience on how to make the best decisions for them, their organization, and the community they seek to support. A just, equitable, and joyful future is possible when we centre care in the work that we do.


S01E01: Social Enterprise 101 with Rachel Berdan

Join us as we discuss defining characteristics of social enterprise, how the intentions of social impact organizations differ from other business models, and some of the common questions that come up when starting a social purpose organization. Stream above and click here for complete show notes, transcripts and resources.




S01E02: Using a Social Enterprise Model as a NonProfit Organization with Urban Roots London

Join us as we discuss using a social enterprise revenue generating model as a nonprofit organization, as well as how to navigate the regulatory requirements of starting a social purpose organization in your own community. Stream above and click here for complete show notes, transcripts and resources.

 




S01E03: The Value of a Business Plan with Julie Forrester

Join us as we chat about all things business plans! We discuss what a business plan is, tips to starting one and how to best use it to support the development, launch, and growth of your social purpose organization. Stream above and click here for complete show notes, transcripts and resources.


 


S01E04: Meet Silence Genti of the London Black History Coordinating Committee

Join us in a storytelling episode with Silence Genti of the London Black History Coordinating Committee. Silence shares the history of how the organization started and where they are headed, and the power of storytelling in their work. Stream above and click here for complete show notes, transcripts and resources.




S01E05: Legal Education for New Enterprises with Darielle Teitelbaum

Join us as we discuss legal considerations to starting a social enterprise. Darielle shares general legal education to better understand how to approach subjects such as contracts and choosing the right lawyer for you. tream above and click here for complete show notes, transcripts and resources.

 


Upcoming Episodes


S01E06: Building Meaningful Partnerships with Jennifer Martino

Join us as we discuss how to approach building partnerships with your social enterprise. We cover the value of working alongside like-minded organizations, the importance of partnering with the communities being served, and what different styles of partnership can look like.

S01E07: Understanding the SDGs and Social Enterprise with Luis Patricio

Join us as we chat about all things Sustainable Development Goals! We discuss what the SDGs are, why they matter, and how to implement and integrate them into a social enterprise business model.

S01E08: Learning About BCorporation with Libro Credit Union

Join us in as we discuss what BCorp is with an organization who has experienced the certification process! We talk about what BCorp means, why an organization might want to certify, and how to go about that process – no matter the size of the organization.


Watch on Rogers TV

Catch Pollinating Purpose on Rogers TV with new Episodes airing monthly from September to December. Find airtimes and episodes on our show page


Sponsors

This podcast is made possible in part through the generous in-kind sponsorship of Rogers TV London and financial contributions of Libro Credit Union.

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