November Luncheon: A Strategic Approach in Nonprofit Communications

Nov 5 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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A Strategic Approach to Nonprofit Communications 
with Stacey Ninness, President & CEO, Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)

One size does not fit all when it comes to a communications, marketing and branding plan in the world of nonprofit organizations because they vary so much in size, scope, mission and budget.  Stacey, who has just finished constructing a new 10,000 sq. ft. headquarters facility and helped lead the fundraising capital campaign that made it all possible, will describe how her 95-year-old organization remains relevant and communicates to its various constituencies in today’s very competitive world of nonprofit organizations in central Oklahoma.

Stacey Ninness

Stacey Ninness has been president and CEO of Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) since 2005. NSO is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit that transforms lives and encourages independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition.

A native of Shawnee, Stacey is a graduate of East Central University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Rehabilitation and a minor in Sociology.

Stacey has received many accolades for her commitment to and accomplishments on behalf of NSO. These include:

  • Induction into the Oklahoma Journal Record “Chain of Distinction” in 2015, in recognition of being chosen three consecutive years as an Oklahoma “Most Admired CEO” in the nonprofit category (2013, 2014, 2015). Fewer than ten CEOs statewide share this distinction.
  • Graduate of the Leadership Oklahoma City Class 28.
  • Graduate of the Salt and Light Leadership Training 6 program.
  • Named an Oklahoma “Achiever under 40” in the Journal Record (2011)
  • Honored as a local “Forty under 40” in OKC Biz (2010)
  • Named as a “40 under 40 to watch” in Oklahoma Magazine (2009)
  • Designated a “Hot Momma” in Slice Magazine (2009)
  • Named the “Woman of Outstanding Service” by Zonta International (2007) 

Stacey currently serves as the secretary for the United Way Director’s Association. In 2010, she was chair of the United Way Director’s Association, as well as chair of the Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. from 2008-2011. 

An avid baseball mom, Stacey enjoys watching her sons Gage, 15, and Garrett, 12, play baseball. Stacey has been married to Todd (a DME sales representative) for 17 years. 


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The luncheon will be held at the Boldt Construction building at 100 W. Hefner Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (Click here for a Google Map). Please be sure to get there in time for networking — from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The actual luncheon will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

IABC Members and Students pay only $20 per person. Non-members are welcome for $30 each. If you have any questions about registration or want to RSVP but want to pay at the door, send an email to Jenefar DeLeon and she'll get you all fixed up.

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