PULLMAN, Wash. — Jody Buckley, president of the board and co-founder of Stone Soup, will speak informally with Washington State University students and members of the community on how non-profit organizations can interact successfully with grant-makers in the evolving arena of venture philanthropy.

Her talk is set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room on the WSU campus. A reception will follow.

Buckley, also a 1987 WSU honors graduate and WSU Foundation trustee, will talk from a grant-maker’s perspective. Her nonprofit consulting firm focuses on women’s empowerment issues and programs. Although little more than a year old, Stone Soup has become one of the largest technical assistance grant-makers in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1998, she created the Sidney R. Buckley and Daughter Scholarship Fund to honor her father, a 1947 graduate of Washington State College. The scholarship was designed to benefit honors students from rural Eastern Washington schools.

Her previous professional experience includes working, in the college setting, with academically at-risk students in rural areas and providing student services in counseling and instruction. In California, she serves on the board of directors for the Woman’s Recovery Association in San Mateo and coordinates all of their special events. Additionally, she provides counseling services for Planned Parenthood of Mountain View.

Her talk is sponsored by the WSU Honors College.