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Nonprofit Student Organization

The Nonprofit Student Organization seeks to expand upon student education/experience that is learned in the classroom and applied in the community.


President:  Alaina Holland
Vice President:  Nicole Harmer
Secretary:  Amber Baker
Treasurer:  Maddy Corey

Advisor: Gundy Kaupins,, 426-4014
Advisor: Kara Brascia,, 426-2380

There are still many other leadership positions available such as volunteer coordinator, event planner, student organization liaison, internship coordinator, and more.

Next Nonprofit Meeting

Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m.  Location:TBD



The vision of the club is to create and nurture a partnership between nonprofit community organizations and Boise State students.


Nonprofit students in the conference room

Our mission is to create awareness, provide opportunities and join together like-minded students with an interest in nonprofit community involvement, social entrepreneurship, community service and volunteerism.

All Majors are Welcome

class outside of Micron Business and Economics Building at Boise State University

Nonprofit Opportunity

If anyone is interested in the Global Scholars Program the link is:
If students are in the Nonprofit Minor or Certificate and Junior standing that should satisfy the eligibility requirement. If anyone has interest but may not perfectly qualify I’m more than happy to have the review committee consider their application with justification.  Bastian Thomsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of International Business

Previous Nonprofit Meetings

On Tuesday September 4
Introductory organizational meeting.  Bastian Thomsen spoke about the global scholars program nonprofit opportunity.  Maddie Corey was “elected” treasurer.


Anson Family and Nonprofit Management Scholarship — check for details and to apply.

Sample Previous Nonprofit Meetings

Guest speaker: Tracy Ryan, Camp Rainbow Gold
Mission:  Provide emotional empowering experiences for Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Host year-round programs, including oncology camps, sibling campus, family camps, etc.  During the school year, there is a teen support group that meets monthly. Annual budget is a million dollars.   Big gala in Sun Valley area brings in 50% of income for the annual budget. There are a variety of smaller fundraisers held throughout the year and an annual giving campaign. It costs on average $2,000 per person Camp Rainbow Gold sends to camp.  Attending the camp is always free for the patients and siblings.  Camp Rainbow Gold has given out over $700,000.

1.  Kathleen McDonald, adjunct professor at Boise State University, will be talking about her nonprofit course.
2.  Colleen Showalter discussed the Idaho Foodbank and library project to develop audio books.  The audio books require plenty of professional work to get every word right.  The results of the program are available throughout the country.
3.  Officer elections were also discussed.

Julie Bayard spoke about the Agency for New Americans.  It is getting more difficult to serve individuals coming from other countries due to federal funding cuts.  Alternative revenue sources such as grants are more needed.