Spring Nonprofit Forum on April 14 “Communicating Impact: Strategic Messaging For today’s Non Profit”

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Stockton University Manahawkin to present their annual Spring Non Profit Forum on Wednesday, April 14 at 10am. Due to Covid 19 precautions, this event will be held via zoom. With the many changes brought on by the pandemic, the program “Communicating Impact: Strategic Messaging For today’s Non Profit” will introduce and discuss the latest technology and practices to reach donors and supporters. The topics will include latest donor outreach technology including personalized video platforms, tailoring your fundraising ask in the COVID-era, best practices for traditional and nontraditional supporter engagement. Attendees will have time for Q & A as well as networking.

The live stream will feature Nikki Strothers and  Susan Zavaglia Werner. Nikki currently serves as the Associate Director of Records and Stewardship for the Stockton University Foundation. Her professional experience with Stockton began in 2012 as the Gift Processing Coordinator. She has a background in database management, communications, and donor relations. She now oversees the comprehensive stewardship program and strategy to effectively communicate the University and Foundation’s appreciation of donors and gratitude for their support. Susan currently serves as the Associate Director of Development for the Stockton University Foundation. Her professional experience includes positions in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors within the hotel/casino industry, healthcare, grassroots non-profit, and higher education. With a background in customer service, sales and marketing, and fund development, Werner now oversees the Annual Giving program for Stockton including Ospreys Give, Stockton University’s annual 24-hour day of giving. Werner is a strong proponent of charitable giving and community service for building strong communities and businesses.

For almost a decade, the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce has been providing the free non-profit forums several times a year which bring together volunteer and staffed nonprofits to share ideas, calendars, and have generated collaborations that still continue. As always, Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission will offer credit for recipients of the county art or history grants to be applied towards grant compliance. There is no fee for any member or nonprofit to attend, but RSVP is requested to the Southern Ocean Chamber office at 609.494.7211 or email to Kate@sochamber.com.