Nonprofit Boot Camp

NEW Nonprofit Boot Camp:Apply Now

Calling all nonprofit founders! Are you ready to go from grassroots to become a solid anchor organization in your community?
This premier Nonprofit Boot Camp will equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to:

  • Accelerate your impact
  • Strengthen your organization’s foundation
  • Make your nonprofit more fundable
  • Increase your capacity
  • And leverage technology to grow reach, efficiency, and operations

During this program, accepted participants will concentrate on the health, growth and impact of their organizations. Content will cover six critical areas below to help you position your nonprofit for long-term success.

  • Business Planning and Strategic Operations
  • Financial Management and Budgets
  • Development of Fundable Programs
  • Grant Seeking and Writing
  • Digital Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Technology Tools

Is this Program for You?

Our ideal candidates will meet the below eligibility requirements and be ready to build capacity of their nonprofit organization.  To be considered applicants must meet the below criteria.

  • Founder of a nonprofit operating in Anson or Union county preferred; neighboring counties may apply but priority will be given to organizations in Anson and Union Counties.
  • The nonprofit organization has been operating at least one year
  • The nonprofit is has 501c3 tax exempt status which can be verified by an IRS determination letter
  • Founder must be able to commit to all training dates and actively participate in the program

Program Schedule:

At present this program has not been scheduled for 2023.

Application Process Timeline:

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Applications reviewed:

Selected businesses notified of program acceptance:

Invitations to participate are to be confirmed with a signed commitment contract by:

Instructional Team:

SBC Instructor, Dr. Kathryn Addo

Dr. Kathryn Addo is the founder and president of STC Consulting, LLC.  She has helped churches, faith-based organizations, schools, and other nonprofit organizations improve the quality of their community-focused programs for 28 years. Her formal training and certifications in education, law, theology, and community development have uniquely prepared her to help nonprofits start and grow. Dr. Addo is on a mission to rebuild communities as she bridges gaps and connects neighbors. She uses practical principles to create long-term solutions to challenges faced by people living in marginalized communities. Dr. Addo teaches Nonprofit seminars, is an Executive Coach, and is in demand as a speaker sharing her passion for innovative community initiatives. Dr. Addo serves as a Board Member for several community-based nonprofit organizations.


SBC Nonprofit Instructor, Samantha Dillingham

Samantha Dillingham is Accountant and Financial Consultant as Owner and President of SMD Business Finance LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in various financial services industries. Her positions have covered services provided in Banking, Lending, Insurance and Investment, Accounting and Financial Services. As a professional and skilled partner, she provides Accounting, Financial Consulting, Training and Financial Management services to her clients in both the For-Profit and Nonprofit arena. Her mission is to develop businesses toward financial profit and growth as they maintain sustainability in the long term.


SBC Nonprofit Instructor, Yolanda Goodson

Yolanda Goodson is the founder and president of Impact Future, LLC.  She has over 20 years of experience in organizational planning, leadership development, and strategic planning through her employment in public and private sectors. She believes in positively impacting communities for the betterment of mankind. Yolanda’s journey of impact began while she served in the United States Navy. She not only served her country, but also the community where she was stationed by volunteering for the Special Olympics. Volunteering for this event ignited a fire and a desire within Yolanda to make a meaningful impact in communities. She currently serves as a mentor for at-risk youth and first-time offender programs.


SBC Nonprofit Instructor, Wilmenia Gripper

Wilmenia Gripper is a visionary, socialpreneur, innovator, and “Tech Tools” strategist who understands the need for nonprofits to stay abreast of the latest technology to keep a competitive edge. As a nonprofit consultant, she is on a mission to help mobilize leaders by leveraging the power of technology, using digital strategies, and smart automated marketing systems to increase their revenue and impact. Nonprofits must rely on optimal efficiency for the advancement of their mission and understand that investing in technology is also investing in their cause!


SBC Instructors, Faith and Michael ThomasMichael and Faith Thomas are the owners and operators of M&F Consulting, LLC. This duo serves as independent non-profit development and principal grant writing consultants, who are dedicated to assisting organizations and individuals with achieving exponential growth. The Thomas’ along with their team, provide the answers people need to develop programs and initiatives to qualify for substantial grant funding.
Michael Thomas has been active in providing services for groups and philanthropic leaders for over twenty years, where he inspires and energizes diverse audiences and provides training for novice and experienced organizations to grow and excel. As a former Real Estate Broker that has worked extensively with statistics and demographics, Mr. Thomas masterfully relates personal instinct and strategic planning to address marketplace needs with timely solutions. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the Jacksonville Theological Bible College, Mr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping others achieve their highest potential, which quickly grew into assisting leaders in developing themselves and their teams to maximize their capacity.
Faith Thomas is a corporate veteran with over two decades of experience in financial services, business analytics, process development, and business consultation. As a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Mrs. Thomas harnessed the skill of research and intellectual presentation which provided a platform to matriculate to Assistant Vice President of a fortune five hundred company, where she gained experience in leading teams, developing processes, and facilitated risk-based training including executive level employees in North Carolina, Delaware, New York, Arizona, and California.

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