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'Stone Soup'

Article Published: Jul. 28, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Appalachian State University's volunteer clearinghouse, Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT), is hosting a workshop for nonprofit agencies on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union's Blue Ridge Ballroom.

The workshop is titled "Stone Soup: Sustaining Nonprofits in the New Economy." It is designed to help nonprofit agencies find ways to raise money and/or sustain their agencies through shared resources.

Pre-registration is requested, and the deadline is Aug. 3. Online registration is available at

For more information, call Donna Corriher at (828) 262-7664 or email ( for more information.

Participants will have the opportunity to join four of eight offered sessions. Topics will include:

Trimming the Fat: Maximizing Precious Non-Profit Dollars, Corporate Philanthropy, Creating a Fundraising Plan, Vision Casting: Don't Chase the Money, Defining Success and Measuring Impact, Using Social Media and Volunteerism.

The keynote speaker will be Susan Wolff, community senior financial development director with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

The workshop is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a breakfast food item to share with others, such as a cup of fruit, muffins or bagels in keeping with the Stone Soup theme that when people share their resources, no matter how small, everyone benefits.

Stone Soup is sponsored by Earth Fare, Stick Boy Bread, Walmart, ACT and High Country United Way.

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