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Stand Together Foundation Catalysts Speaking at this Year's Collaborative Conference

We’re excited to announce that several of our Catalysts will be speaking at this year’s Collaborative, the can’t-miss nonprofit conference designed for social impact professionals and leaders to learn, share, and get inspired.

The event will be held in Boston from Tuesday to Thursday this week and will include hands-on workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, TED-style talks, and intentional networking for over 1,200 industry attendees.

We’re thrilled that several of our Catalyst partners will be sharing insights they’ve gained through their work in the communities they serve with other social entrepreneurs looking to impact their own communities.

Catalyst partners who will be speaking include:

Susan Hughes, senior director of communications for Thread. Thread engages Baltimore students in the bottom 25 percent of their class and comes alongside them with wrap-around support that includes everything from packing lunches, providing rides to school, or connecting families to additional support. She will be speaking on the panel, “How to Create On-Screen Magic in Your Fundraising Videos” on Thursday at 9 a.m., joining other experts to share expertise on how to use video storytelling to effectively support nonprofit work.

Brandon Dennison, CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation. The Coalfield Development Corporation revitalizes Appalachian communities by providing job opportunities to unemployed and underemployed people in the industries of real estate development, construction, mine-land reclamation, wood working, agriculture, and artisan trades. He will be speaking on the panel, “Today’s Social Entrepreneur Must Look Different From Yesterday’s,” on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., talking on the shifting social enterprise landscape

Tracee Henneke, development manager of sustainability for Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry that includes the largest prepared feeding program for the homeless in Central Texas; micro-enterprise opportunities that enable individuals who have experienced homelessness to earn a dignified income; and a master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. She will be speaking on the panel, “How to Level Up Your Recurring Giving Program,” on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., where she will share her expertise on key aspects of nonprofit fundraising.At Collaborative, these Catalyst leaders will help others accelerate their organizations’ impact, while also taking home valuable connections and best practices in fundraising, marketing and technology. We are thrilled to support these transformational organizations as they step onto the stage, and we can’t wait to hear their words of insight!

Interested in hearing from our partners first-hand? Register for Collaborative here, and don’t miss these sessions.

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