Non-profit organizations like Nest Organization play a vital a role in the bolstering of the craft-based work economy. The global organization does a great job at making the necessary tools and educational programs accessible to the average person. Not to mention, it also offers consultancies free of charge to female artisan and maker businesses. Nest’s philanthropic efforts has made it a topic of discussion recently. Pamela Baer, an avid philanthropist, has had a hand in many of the organization’s successes.
The handcrafted sector is often overlooked by investors but Pamela Baer knows all too well the potential impact the sector can have on local economies. And helping makers and artisans finance and empower both themselves and their communities also positively effects the economy as a whole.
Nest currently provides its services to more than 1,500 artisan workers globally. Furthermore, since its services are pro-bono the owners of these business have the very rare opportunity to steadily build on their financial success without financial constraints. Nest offers further programs as well that empower makers even further.
Nest’s recent partnership with Etsy has been very beneficial. The collaboration birthed a new program to bring Charleston, South Carolina’s Gulslah Basket Weavers to the online marketplace for the first time. The two organizations have worked together in the past for the launch of Gee’s Bend quilters. Many maker businesses wouldn’t be able to sustain their business without partnerships like this. See this page for additional information.
About Pam Baer
Pam Baer is one of the foremost community leaders and philanthropists in the state of California. the San Francisco-based Texas native specializes in leading projects that will lead to more accessible health care for the vulnerable. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with both a marketing and finance degree. Her only mission is to be a force for positive action in her community.
Find more information about Baer on https://thriveglobal.com/stories/community-leader-pam-baer-shares-insights-on-navigating-the-new-normal/