Shelby Parchman, Director of Programs for Sunshine Enterprises, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, July 27, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nonprofit “U” is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u. The podcast will be archived on BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.
Monday’s episode will provide an overview of the evidence-based Rising Tide Model, the Sunshine Enterprises Community Business Academy; the organization’s Business Acceleration Services initiative and the upcoming Southside Women in Business Summit. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, and small business owners are encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121.
When Shelby Parchman started working with Sunshine Enterprises, his charge was to create 200 businesses along the 61st Street Corridor in Chicago’s Woodlawn community. Since that time, he has expanded the vision to include businesses in under-served communities on Chicago’s Southside, Westside and Southwestside. “The best path to sustainable community transformation is entrepreneurship,” Parchman said. “Small businesses create jobs and expand the tax base, which, in turn, can be reinvested in our communities’ infrastructure, schools and future economic development. It’s a win-win proposition for everybody involved.”