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Monday, September 24 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Starting a Nonprofit in College: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity LIMITED

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This session addresses the logistics, obstacles, and opportunities that arise when starting a nonprofit in college. I will draw upon my personal story to both illuminate these key points and provide a more tangible model of success. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I founded a nonprofit called Survivor's Best Friend (SBF) that unites shelter animals with survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence one adoption at a time. In this presentation, I will share how adversity can be transformed into something magical, looking at the formation of SBF as an exemplary case. I will also highlight the logistical tools necessary for beginning a nonprofit. The goal of this speech is to inspire young people to bounce back from adversity and pursue their entrepreneurial ventures no matter how far out of reach they may at first seem.

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Sophie Capshaw-Mack

Founder, Survivor's Best Friend
Sophie Capshaw-Mack is completing a post-baccalaureate program at Columbia University on United Nations Studies. In her undergraduate career, she studied philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in ethics. Her passion is for human rights and advocating... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Logan Exchange 1509 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036