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Building Community Momentum: How to Engage Supporters

About this event

As nonprofit professionals, you’re probably often thinking about new and exciting ways to expand your donor and supporter networks. How can you hit the ground running this new year and win over lifelong supporters? Find out during this panel as we discuss how nonprofit organizations can create lasting and meaningful relationships within the communities they serve with industry experts.

Meet the Panelists

Jess Campbell, Founder at Out in the Boons

Jess Campbell is the founder of Out in the Boons, a small shop helping nonprofits raise more money online and in-person. She has been a nonprofit fundraiser for 18 years and has raised over $17M+ working from New York to California in organizations big and small. She is also the founder of The Raise More Together Summit which to date has educated more than 3,000 nonprofit leaders and fundraisers.

Neelay Bhatt, Founder & CEO at Next Practice Partners

Neelay’s career on five continents includes Disney, Super Bowl, Olympics, and years of consulting and training. He champions “Ideas Worth Spreading” as the curator for TEDxCollegePark, TEDxIndianapolis, and TEDxIndianapolisWomen and his service on the National Recreation and Park Association Board sought to ensure “no child was left indoors.”

As the Founder & CEO of Next Practice Partners, he helps agencies prepare for “what’s next” through planning, training, and technology solutions. His work spans business and operations plans for Los Angeles County serving 12 million people, the world’s largest municipal customer service and leadership training for Chicago Park District’s 3000 employees, and Strategic Master plans for Atlanta, Broward County, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, San Diego, etc. always prioritizing a more inclusive and innovative future for all.

His perspective on the non-profit world is shaped by years of servant leadership as Board President for the Immigrant Welcome Center, the Vice Chair for WFYI in Indianapolis etc. where he helps make Indy the most welcoming city and ensure diverse voices are represented in public media respectively.

Maria Ochoa, Founder & CEO at Emprender Creative, LLC.

Maria is the owner, founder, and creative force behind Emprender Creative. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Aquinas College and a Master’s in Leadership Studies from North Central College. With over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations in California and Illinois, Maria advocates for diverse individuals and groups. Her work in social media and content creation has allowed her to continue to serve and advocate for the most vulnerable members of the community. She values compassion, dignity, transparency, respect, and diversity.

What will be discussed?

  • Engagement initiatives - what works and what doesn’t?
  • Best practices when engaging potential supporters
  • Strategies for maintaining healthy relationships with current supporters

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning and thinking about community engagement strategies, nonprofit leaders, nonprofit program directors, and donor relationship managers will find this panel the most pertinent.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Maria Ochoa Founder @ Emprender Creative, LLC.

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Guest speaker
    Jessica Campbell Principal & Founder @ Out in the Boons

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll NXUnite Lead @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Neelay Bhatt Founder & CEO @ Next Practice Partners


Making introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

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