"Nonprofit organizations are businesses. The most successful nonprofits are professionally managed corporations. Although nonprofits differ from for-profit companies, there are many business principles and strategies that can be applied to help nonprofits succeed. My passion lies in helping nonprofits achieve their missions by applying sound business practices so joining the expert team of associates at Third Eye Management made perfect sense because our vision, mission and culture are in complete alignment and that has to be good for our clients." Sheryl Soukup.
Sheryl's work as founder of Soukup Strategic Solutions is concentrated in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and board development. With fifteen years' of nonprofit organization experience, ten of those years as the chief executive has made her the "go to" expert in her field and a perfect choice to join the team of associates at Third Eye to help provide nonprofit organizations with expertise in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management.
Sheryl's professional and volunteer experience in nonprofits includes a wide range of industries and disciplines, including academic and scientific research, affordable housing, child care, mentoring, tutoring and literacy programs, disability services, legal aid, community coalitions, equestrian facility, community centers, churches, hospital and health clinics, schools and universities.
Sheryl has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles in Florida and Massachusetts, including service on boards and committees at the local and statewide level. Sheryl is a graduate of Leadership Collier (2008) and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Partners in Policymaking (2004).
Sheryl has be recognized for her work many times including:
2012: Gulfshore Business Magazine named her in "The Influential's: 29 of Southwest Florida's Most Powerful Women."
2010: National Association for Community Development Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award.
2010: The Women of Achievement Award from the Collier County Chapter of the American Association of University Women
2005: Citizen of the Year Award from the Lee County Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Sheryl moved to Florida in 2002 from Boston, where she worked for Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Children's Initiative. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.