Cancelled events, stalled fundraising and limited services have affected groups large and small.  The Southern Ocean Chamber is working with Stockton University Manahawkin to bring their nonprofit members the answers they need to create meaningful connections during the Covid-19 crisis.

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - April 8, 2020 –   The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been dedicating their resources for COVID-19 response. In an effort to assist nonprofit organizations, they have partnered with Stockton University to bring their popular Non Profit Forum online for members to collaborate and learn.  Understanding today's need of relevance and connection, the April 16 forum will  address "Non Profit Outreach In Digital Times"  presented by Sara Faurot Crowley, Director of Alumni Relations. This informative program will be discussing trends in best practices for engaging donors and building an online presence for support by new methods. The chamber will also be updating everyone on the activation of Non Profit Solutions program to help amplify organizations outreach, as well as other programs that are underway. The morning will begin at 10am and be presented on the zoom platform at no cost with RSVP email to .

Sara has been the Director of Alumni Relations at Stockton University since 2003.  She is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive alumni affairs program which includes more than 60 events each year.  Under her leadership, opportunities for alumni engagement have grown significantly and focus on key areas of opportunity for alumni involvement and support.  These include communications about University news and events, offering a wide variety of opportunities for alumni to volunteer for the University as mentors, committee members, board members and through community service activities, and encouraging the support of philanthropic opportunities across all areas. Sara grew up on Long Beach Island, received her B.A. from Columbia College and her M.A. from Lindenwood University.

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For over a decade, the Southern Ocean Chamber have been providing the free nonprofit forums several times a year which bring together volunteer and staffed nonprofits to share ideas, calendars, and have generated collaborations that still continue. RSVP is requested to the Southern Ocean Chamber office at 609.494.7211, email to  For more information please go to or follow on social @southernocean and @lbiregion.

Lori A. Pepenella, CDME

Chief Executive Officer

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

265 West Ninth Street, Ship Bottom NJ

(609) 494 7211 x101