Fran Pigott-Harding joins our Board of Directors! She is a marketing communications executive with 30 plus years’ management experience in the insurance/financial services, retail, professional services, non profit, education and entertainment fields. Fran also serves as Ambassador for the Carteret County (NC) Chamber of Commerce and is
an Advisor for the Carteret County Food Network. Fran is involved in other philanthropic work as a member of The Rotary Club and the Beaufort Woman’s Club.
Mosiur Imraan Rahman has joined our IT development and digital marketing team! He started out as an web developer and later on learned email marketing, PPC, Facebook marketing, conversion optimization and advanced web analytics. He is currently completing a bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering at the State University
of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Imraan is working primarily with ABEM Digital Creations (our partner company) and also with Stardust, to help us improve our web conversions and digital strategy.
❄ News from
the Lumbrick team
Wow, we are amazed at how much the Lumbrick team has progressed since we funded their pilot project in Cameroon last summer. They have continued experimenting with innovative ways to build their eco-briquettes and are continuing to network with briquette companies, local initiatives, and refugee communities. Currently they
are in Nairobi, Kenya conducting field research. Sarah Pellerin (pictured above) is there along with Judith Lee. There are so many more photos and updates on their Facebook page so go like it!
❄ Spiritual Alchemy membership site coming very soon!
Our beta memberships went live in November of 2017 and since then we've heard feedback and have been improving our content, guides, and online presence as much as possible. Did you know we are creating an entire membership site so members can log in and see content
organized by theme and stage of the journey? Stay tuned for more!
❄ Did you see this in your inbox?
'The Constellation' is our new, monthly newsletter run entirely by three of our volunteers: Nicolette, Paul, and Barbara. They sent out the first issue, with the theme of Physical Health, on February 1st! Each issue will focus on a new theme and include exclusive
interviews with Stardust grant recipients, board members, and volunteers.
The goal is to create a meaningful, informative, and positive little letter to our subscribers, reminding you of how diverse Stardust can be and
how much we just want to share with everyone. Make sure to read the email with the subject line: "The Constellation: PHYSICAL HEALTH 💪" and let us know what you think!
❄ We're accepting Spring applications!
The Stardust-Startup Factory is taking micro-grant applications for the Spring 2018 awards, which close March 21st. If you are thinking about applying, please visit our Apply page. We have already received a ton, but we're always open for more great ideas. Please forward this email to anyone you know that might be interested!
❄ Goals for the new year!
- Award six micro-grants in 2018
- Propel Spiritual Alchemy and ABEM Digital Creations as Stardust partners, creating financial stability
- Fostering a sense of community within Stardust (connecting past and current micro-grant
recipients, keeping up with social media, and widening our Stardust team)
Remember to donate to help keep our goals afloat!
Each of us can produce a marvellous glow to illuminate the path of others.
- The Kabala Deck: Pathway to the Soul by Edward Hoffmann
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