Stone Soup III: Essential Tools for Today's Nonprofits
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Stone Soup III. Nearly 200 nonprofit professionals contributed to a great day of content, training and networking.
If you attended Stone Soup and have not complete our online survey, we encourage you to do so. We've tossed in a chance to win a $30 Stick Boy gift certiciate to whet your appetite. Chance to win ends June 6th.
Visit our Stone Soup Resources page to view downloadable presentations from Stone Soup III.
See you at Stone Soup IV!
--The Stone Soup Planning Committee
Tuesday, May 14th, 8am-4pm, Appalachian State University, Plemmons Student Union
**Registrations made after Friday, May 10th, will not be guranteeed lunch**
Essential Tools for Today's Nonprofits is our most recent Stone Soup theme. Following in the footsteps of Stone Soup: Sustaining Non-Profits in the New Economy (2011) and Stone Soup II: Strategic Fundraising for Non-Profits (2012), Stone Soup III will cover a broader range of topics, issues, and situations facing non-profits today. Topics covered in the workshops will include, but are not limited to:
- legal issues facing non-profits
- fundraising, major gifts, and capital campaigns
- board development
- social media
- service-learning and university partnerships with faculty
- authentic leadership
- volunteer management
- grant writing
Stone Soup III is brought to you in part by High Country United Way, The Watauga Community Foundation, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., and DonorExpress Software, with additional planning support from Western Youth Network, The Hospitality House of Boone, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, and Caldwell Community College Small Business Center.
Special thanks to Stick Boy Bread Company for their generous contributions to the day's food selection.
Keynote Address by Sandy Rees, professional fundraising coach and consultant.
"The Power of Thinking Big"
Have you ever found yourself struggling with parts of fundraising over and over? No matter how hard you work or what you try, you just can't seem to make any progress? This address will help you understand why you fall short of your fundraising goals and what you can do about it. You'll leave feeling motivated and ready to go and learn how positive thinking impacts fundraising results, the impact of fear on fundraising, and steps to overcome a negative mindset for fundraising. Once you master your inner game, the sky is the limit on how much money you can raise!
“Sandy is an incredible trainer and coach. Her expertise in fundraising and board development for non-profits is outstanding. Sandy’s fundraising ideas and techniques allow any size non-profit to significantly increase their fundraising revenue while controlling expenses. She is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her if your non-profit needs that extra ‘boost’ to meet and exceed your goals!”
former Executive Director
Registration (required with pre-payment) **Deadline to register is May 9th**
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