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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:  Hannah Sturtevant

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, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 3247 of the Micron Business and Economics Building.
Planning for Next Year;  Making Holiday Cards


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

Previous Nonprofit Meeting

On Thursday November 16
In attendance: Alaina (President), Nicole (Vice President), Hannah (Treasurer), Jenny, Jason, Tracy, Professor Kaupins (Advisor), Professor Cara (Advisor)
Guest Speakers:  Kathleen McDonald, BSU; and April Durrant, Corp for Natl. and Comm. Service

Kathleen spoke about her volunteer management and funding for nonprofits classes.  Student learn how to write grants.  Classes are adapted to students’ needs.

April discussed the AmeriCorps/Vista program.  AmericCorps is a 12 month, full immersion program to help communities.    She talked about how she became a director for the Corporation for National and Community Service

Group came up with ideas for next semester such as helping with Philanthropy Day, Serve Idaho, and the Idaho Nonprofit Conference.  Visiting nonprofits.  Planning a significant event.


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

Other Previous Nonprofit Meetings

On Thursday November 2
In attendance: Alaina (President), Nicole (Vice President), Hannah (Treasurer), Jenny, Jason, Tracy, Professor Kaupins (Advisor), Professor Cara (Advisor)
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.

On Thursday October 19:
1.  Kathleen McDonald, adjunct professor at BSU, 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.

On Thursday, October 5 
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.