Stone Soup: Nonprofit Capacity Building



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Stone Soup is a coalition of community partners focused on collaboration and resource sharing to provide the highest quality and most efficient services while building capacity within nonprofits in the High Country.


About the Speaker, Amy Lytle:

Amy Lytle is the first-ever Executive Director of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, which began in 2007 to create a stronger and more engaged community by building the capacity of
local nonprofits and increasing volunteerism. HandsOn NWNC engages thousands of volunteers in meaningful service opportunities each year and supports a network of nearly 400
different nonprofits in Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Davie, Davidson and Yadkin counties. With more than fifteen years in the field, Amy has developed and presented workshops throughout the state and nation on a variety of volunteer management and nonprofit governance topics, presents regularly to community and corporate groups on civic engagement, and works closely with the nonprofits in HandsOn NWNC’s network to increase their effectiveness. Prior to her role with HandsOn NWNC, Amy worked at The Volunteer Center in Greensboro from 1998 to 2006 in a variety of roles including Development Director and Assistant Director.
        As a volunteer herself, Amy serves on the Board of Directors for numerous local and national organizations, and was honored to be recognized in 2006 as one of the Forty Leaders Under 40 by the Triad Business Journal. In 2015, she began serving as one of only a dozen representatives on the national HandsOn Network’s Affiliate Assembly, which advocates for the interests of the more than 300 HandsOn affiliates operating both nationally and internationally. Amy also serves as a member of HandsOn Network’s Leadership Faculty, providing her with a platform to share her expertise and experience with peers in her field. She has a BA in Women’s Studies and Sociology/ Anthropology from Guilford College and graduated from Duke University’s Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management in 2003. She has also received her CAVNC (Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina) credential from the North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration, and served as its President from 2006-2007. Amy currently resides in downtown Greensboro with her spouse and young daughter.

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263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608


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Rm. 138, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545
Fax: (828) 262-8078