Event was part of the nonprofit’s Fan The Flame initiative

Cookeville – Cookeville nonprofit Flint Global (FG) raised over $1M last night at its fundraising event at the Grand Ole Opry. Sheryl Crow headlined the event with special guest Blessing Offor.

The event was a part of the nonprofit’s “Fan The Flame” initiative that hopes to bring over half a million people out of poverty by 2033.

FG works with entrepreneurs and employees through mentoring and networking to provide “critical connections related to business.”

“Like a flint ignites a fire, we ignite change by training, mentoring and providing critical connections related to business, entrepreneurship and skills for vibrant living,” says FG. “Through this process, the people we serve develop businesses and acquire jobs that multiply income and spark real, lasting change in their families and communities. Businesses developed include family-owned micro-enterprises, cooperatively owned agribusinesses and small-to-medium-sized businesses that provided needed employment to the surrounding community.

Clients range from high-level entrepreneurs to those just starting out in the workforce.  

“We are passionate about working with rural farmers, at-risk youth, refugee communities, charitable organizations, ministries and the incredible people who live alongside the world’s most at-risk conservation zones.”

Founded by Travis Tull, who is the current Executive Director, FG’s team “represents decades of international experience.”

“Driven by our own entrepreneurial spirit, we have learned to leverage business thinking, efficient systems and healthy relationships to create clear, measurable and lasting results in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world,” according to flintglobal.org.

For more information on FG visit flintglobal.org, contact them HERE, or hang out on socials @flintglobal.

Photo courtesy of Flint Global.

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