Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Transformation Through Collaboration

That is the theme of this year's Cause Conference hosted by the San Diego chapter of the American Marketing Association, on Wednesday, May 28. Leaders from nearly 300 local nonprofits will be participating, including Sustainable Surplus executive director Sue Prelozni.  

Some highlights of the topics to be covered include:  1) Understand social sector synergy to tackle challenges, enrich colleagues, form “high trust” relationships, build mutual value; 2) Refocus priorities with resourcefulness, not just resources, and 3) Use “radical collaborations” to create transformational outcomes: a key element in advancing the mission of “purpose-driven” groups.
The conference is celebrating its 16th year, focused on supporting the social sector.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Special Guests at BYOB Bring Big Check

Supv Horn presents $15,000 check to
interim board chairman Diana Shapiro
executive director Sue Prelozni.
Two San Diego County supervisors attended the BYOB event this week and presented Sustainable Surplus (SSE) with a very big check – literally and figuratively. 
Supervisor Bill Horn gave SSE a check for $15,000 – representing a large portion of the cost of a much-needed truck.  Supervisor Dave Roberts, a continuing supporter of SSE, gave an additional $8,000 to cover the rest.
“We are very appreciative of their generous donation,” said Sue Prelozni, SSE executive director.  “The ability to pick up and deliver donated items will greatly improve our business processes and will increase the positive impact we have on the community.”

Supv Roberts acknowledges the gift
of donated warehouse space from GE
Water Technologies GM Randy Bull
For those not yet familiar, the BYOB - or Bring Your Own Box event -  invites teachers and nonprofit leaders to come to the warehouse with an empty box and fill it with free office supplies.  To get on the invitation list, simply sign up at www.SustainableSurplus.org .  The is open to members of educational and charitable organizations only.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clif Bar Family Foundation Supports SSE

Underlining its support of the environment and focus on strengthening communities, the Clif Bar Family Foundation (CBFF) gave an $8000 grant to local nonprofit, Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE).

“Among the hundreds of proposals we received, their organization stands out as one that will offer social and environmental change,” according to Carrie Walle, CBFF program associate.  

The two organizations share several parallel missions - reducing waste while conserving resources and producing green jobs.  Sustainable Surplus diverts unnecessary corporate waste from the landfills by providing companies a direct channel to repurpose their out of use assets to local schools and nonprofit organizations. read more here

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Event Raised $100 per Hour

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Having Fun Being Green at Earth Fair

The SSE team had a blast at Earth Fair 2014.  Over 700 people visited our booth to learn about Sustainable Surplus.  We were interviewed by KNSJ radio.  And most fun of all, when a fourth-grade student asked SSE executive director Sue Prelozni to submit her view on the event and what it means to be sustainable. The ten year old was writing a report for her class.