About

The mission of this project is to promote and support communication and collaboration among North Carolina’s horse related nonprofit organizations.

This project has been developed as a Masters thesis to create an accessible community for North Carolina’s horse nonprofit professionals.  The goal of this project, the creation of an interactive website for all horse related nonprofit organizations in North Carolina, is to facilitate communication and collaboration among the 100+ horse related nonprofit organizations, and their audiences.

About Kelsey

Kelsey Sullivan and Sparky from Hope for Horses

Kelsey Sullivan grew up in Westfield, NJ and attended The Lawrenceville School before choosing Elon University for her undergraduate experience.  After graduating with a B.A. in Human Service Studies she decided to continue on to pursue her M.A. in Interactive Media.

She grew up riding horses and volunteering for various domestic and international nonprofits, so her thesis project seemed like the most natural convergence of her biggest passions: horses, nonprofits and interactive media. Originally a photographer, Kelsey has expanded her interests and skills to various other types of digital media. Her true passion is for web marketing strategy and community building through digital media.  Kelsey hopes to continue developing this project and bring collaboration and connectivity to other states. Email Kelsey at kelsey.sullivan1@gmail.com

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About the NCHC

North Carolina Horse CouncilThe North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC) was formed in 1972 by a group of concerned horse owners in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Council was formed as a Non-Profit 501 (3) c Corporation. Today the Council exists to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry in all 100 counties of North Carolina.

From the first time the Horse Council heard about this thesis project, they were enthusiastic about its potential to bring together the nonprofit community in NC. They also recognized its implications for developing networks in other parts of the horse community, a goal they have been working towards since their inception.  Throughout the process Kelsey has collaborated with the NCHC to best address and advocate for the needs of the nonprofit community.  The NCHC is excited to be a part of this project and effort.

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