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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

Early in the Spring Semester 2019


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

The American Heart Association coordinates a Celebration Heart Walk every May in Boise to raise funds and bring about awareness in the community. To learn more about their organization and event, visit The American Heart Association website.

About the Opportunity: The Heart Walk intern will sit on the event’s Executive Leadership Team which is made up of two committees of highly reputable industry leaders in the community (described below). The intern will be expected to attend these committee meetings every other month as well as actively participate in the planning, recruiting and fundraising of the event.

Executive Committee – The role of the Executive committee will be to open doors to new companies for sponsorship, company teams, and Executive Challenge participants. Each committee member’s circle of influence is utilized to help us create relationships that will impact the health of our community.

Passion Committee – NEW! This year they will be creating a group of passionate volunteers experienced with the Heart Walk to help take this event to the next level and spread the mission of the AHA. This group will work closely with leadership to provide valuable feedback and suggestions about logistics of the event. They will also help manage and recruit community teams, secure in-kind donations for the event and help build relationships with heart and stroke survivors.

In addition to assisting with the Heart Walk, the intern may also help support the Kids Cook With Heart program in local elementary schools. This is a 4-week program that teaches students the 4 pillars of our Healthy for Good platform and how to make healthy snacks. There will be 4 Kids Cook With Heart sessions this year. This is an unpaid internship, located mostly downtown Boise. Responsibilities  Attend the Heart Walk event in May.  Promote the Heart Walk at Boise State by creating a team of students and faculty that will raise valuable lifesaving funds. You will have full support from the Heart Walk Director and Operations Manager as well as all the tools and resources needed to succeed.  Demonstrate professional communication skills both written and verbal are a must.  Conduct basic marketing/graphic design projects Qualifications Applicants should be have strong professional written/verbal communication skills, and knowledge of marketing/graphic design principles. Additional experience with community and campus organizing is a plus.

To Apply Send resume and cover letter to Brandi Keefe – Position will stay open until filled, preference is to hire an intern by January 2019.


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.