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Summer School for Nonprofits Offers Skills Training, Seminars

June 27, 2014


Cal State Fullerton's Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research hosts its ninth annual Summer School for Nonprofits July 14-18. The program includes two free seminars: a Board of Equalization nonprofit tax seminar and a federal grants workshop, as well as 25 for-fee master class seminars covering such topics as marketing, grants, leadership, fiscal management, legal responsibility and community relations.


July 14-18


Cal State Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Presenters include representatives from: OneOC, eGood, YH Advisors, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Pathways of Hope, Junior League of Orange County, the Public Law Center and Cal State Fullerton.

CSUF presenters include:
Shelly Arsneault, professor of political science – "Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying"
Neil Kuritzky, lecturer in accounting — "Sustainability: An Everlasting Goal"
Aubrey LeBard, lecturer in marketing — "Volunteer Relations and Personal Selling by Staff and Volunteers"
Gail Love, professor of communications — "NPO Public Relations Tactics, Technology and Tenacity"


The complete schedule is available online.

Free Programs

9-4 p.m.
Tax Seminar for Nonprofit & Faith-Based Organizations presented by Michelle Steel, vice chair, State Board of Equalization; the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and Cal State Fullerton. The free seminar features presentations on property tax exemptions; sales, use and employment taxes; compliance for existing exempt organizations; regulation of charities and fundraisers; and IRS Form 990.

9 a.m.-noon.
2013 Federal Grants Workshop features seminars on federal grants, other sources of public funding, search tools for opportunities to find funding and information on the role of a congressional office in the application process.


Registration is required for any aspect of the program, including the free events. For the July 16-18 master class sessions, the cost is $250 per person, with discounts offered for groups of four or more from the same organization. Discounts also are available for university members, and students can attend for $50. Registration can be completed online. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. A networking lunch is included for Thursday, July 17. Additional guests may attend for $25 per person.


Parking permits are required and cost $8 daily. More information is available online.

More Info:

Contact Susan Cadwallader, director of the Gianneschi Center and associate professor of marketing, by email for additional information.


The Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research, housed within the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, exists to support and encourage the work of Orange County's many charitable organizations as the repository for data about the sector. Helping nonprofits and the entire community to better understand the work of this sector is the center's primary mission.

Media Contacts:

Susan Cadwallader, 657-278-7565 
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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