Stone Soup: Nonprofit Capacity Building

What is Stone Soup?

Stone Soup is a group 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.

Why Stone Soup?

As the representatives from various nonprofits came together to think about how to draw on the strengths of each other to better the community, they wondered what they should call their efforts. The ACT Graduate Assistant at the time, Donna Corriher, suggested they call the first workshop Stone Soup in reference to the sharing of resources that took place in the children’s story by the same name.

The Original Stone Soup Committee: Todd Mortensen (Appalachian & the Community Together), Donna Corriher (Appalachian & the Community Together), Jennifer Grubb Warren (Western Youth Network), Brian Lowe (Hope Pregnancy Center), Alex Hooker (Watauga County Habitat for Humanity), Linda Slade (United Way), Bob Holder (Donor Express), Lynne Mason (Hospitality House of Boone), Evelyn Asher (Caldwell Community College Small Business Center), Dick & Joan Hearn (community members extraordinaire)

Past Stone Soup Conferences