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Non-Profit Committee

Mission Statement: 

Dedicated to providing a venue that supports our Non-Profit partners
in fulfilling their own missions by building community awareness,
providing education and sharing resources.

        Check out our wonderful Non-Profits! CLICK HERE


Our Annual Event Showcasing Brevard's Finest Non-Profit Organizations!


Fiesta Brevard 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 5:30-9:00 PM

International Palms Resort – Cocoa Beach


Sam’s Club Morning Mingle

  • Presented in partnership with Sam’s Club, this FREE networking opportunity encourages the business world to mingle with Non-Profit community
  • Event is held the Second Friday of every month from 8–9 AM at Sam’s Club in Cocoa
  • Non-Profit Chamber partners set up free tabletop displays at 7:30 AM
  • Organizations educate attendees about the important services their organizations offer to our community, to assist in attracting board members, volunteers, and donors
  • For-Profit partners network with exhibitors and attendees, to help build business relationships, and to learn how their local Non-Profit organizations can benefit them as well.

Non-Profit Partner Educational Seminars

  • Presented in partnership with leaders from Brevard County’s Non-Profit community
  • Offered in collaboration with educators from area Colleges
  • Seminars designed to provide our Non-Profit partners with information and resources
  • Designed to equip Non-Profits with the tools they need to survive and thrive
  • Sessions are held in the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber boardroom (Confirm with the Chamber office at 459-2200 before attending)
  • Food and beverages sponsored by Chamber partners who are passionate about supporting our Non-Profits

 FREE Events for Non-Profits

  • In partnership with fellow Chamber organizations, the Non-Profit Task Force will sponsor at least four significant events per year
  • CBRCC Non-Profits participate FREE, to build community awareness and raise funds
  • Events open to all organizations; CBRCC Non-Profit partners exhibit
  • Community is encouraged/invited to attend
  • Sponsorship opportunities available, to underwrite events, and help fund the work of the Non-Profit Task Force
  • Includes perennial favorite Fiesta Brevard, along with events like Saturday Night's Gone Country, part of the Cocoa Village Art & Craft Fair

Our new, interactive Non-Profit Web site is coming soon!

  • Comprehensive resource for Chamber partners and the community
  • Identifies and communicates needs of the Non-Profit organizations we serve
  • Organizations post lists of items needed, and donors respond to meet those needs
  • Non-Profits also post their needs for volunteer help, list upcoming events, and link to their own Web sites
  • Stay tuned for more details about this wonderful communication tool, coming early 2015


Non-Profit Task Force, a Committee of the

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce


Founded by Mary Ann Balthaser in 2004, the Non-Profit Task Force, a committee of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to providing a venue that supports our Non-Profit partners in fulfilling their own missions by building community awareness, providing education, and sharing resources. This committee, operated by a volunteer team of Chamber partners – business leaders who care passionately about CBRCC’s Non-Profit community – is focused on fostering relationships among our Non-Profits, as well as with CBRCC’s For-Profit partners. There is strength in numbers, and working together improves the lives and organizations of all involved.


In 2005, with the help of dedicated volunteers and Non-Profit partners as co-founders, the first ever Fiesta Brevard was born, as an exciting event designed to educate the community about our Non-Profits' missions. Now, many years later, we continue to celebrate this annual event, on the last Friday of April, with up to 1500 of our closest friends from the Brevard community! Our Non-Profit partners continue to enjoy the opportunity to raise funds, and more importantly to increase community awareness of the important work they do. And our community enjoys the opportunity to come together in celebration and support of these great organizations. It is truly the “feel good” event of the year!


In 2009, the Non-Profit Task Force became an official Committee of the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber (the “Chamber with a Heart!”), and continues to serve more than 150 Non-Profit partners.

So, what would it mean to your Non-Profit organization to join the Chamber? Here are just some of the current benefits:


·         Discounted Partnership

·         Free educational seminars

·         Non-Profit Partner Listing on Web site with Web page links

·         Opportunity to team up with other Non-Profits for joint events, collaborative grant seeking, and more

·         Opportunity to team up with For-Profit Chamber Partners for joint events, volunteer resources, financial support

·         Reasonable advertising rates

·         Designated Non-Profit Business Card Rack

·         Ribbon Cutting to introduce and promote your organization

·         Sponsorships for meetings being held at the Chamber

·         Educational opportunities through Non-Profit Task Force Seminars and more

·         Chamber can be an outlet for selling tickets to NPTF events (with Chamber approval)

·         Event Flyers and Important information can be placed in the Chamber’s reception area and at Chamber partner locations (with approval only)



How can you maximize your Chamber partnership? We’re glad you asked:


·         Send Reps from your organizations out to Network at all Chamber events, including:


o   Wednesday/Friendsday events

o   New Partner Orientations

o   Leads Groups

o   Table Tops

o   Ribbon Cuttings

·         Qualify for President’s Club – Free Chamber Membership for referring 10 New Chamber Partners per calendar year

·         Special Promotions, discounts and fundraising opportunities to Non-Profits

This committee continues to grow, in partnership with its member organizations, allowing us to further advance the services we provide. Current projects include a comprehensive, interactive Web site that will provide many of the following services:


·         “Wish List” of Needs for your Non-Profit Organization

·         “Donations” – List your “give-away” items to share with other Non-Profits

·         Volunteer List – potential volunteers can sign up, and list their interests and skills

·         Document Sharing Resource Center

In summary, the Chamber LOVES its Non-Profit partners! We welcome you to join us!

Theresa Clifton, 2015 Chair
Brevard Humane Society

(321) 636-3343


Mary Ann Balthaser, Founder