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Research Center Hosts Conference Teaching Strategies for Nonprofits

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Jan Masaoka, the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, is among the keynote speakers for the Aug. 13-16 G3X Conference, formerly known as CSUF’s Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research Summer School for Nonprofits.

Joining Masaoka, founder and former editor-in-chief of Blue Avocado, an online magazine of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, are fellow keynote speakers Paul Chappell, an international peace educator, and Shelley Hoss, head of the Orange County Community Foundation.

Nearly 20 business leaders and experts, including several Mihaylo College of Business and Economics faculty members and the center’s new director, Zoot Velasco, are scheduled to speak at the conference for nonprofit and social enterprise professionals. The 3 Xs hint at the event’s theme of “Creating eXciting, eXcellent and eXempt organizations” through best practices, leadership and innovation.


Monday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 16


Steven G. Mihaylo, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton 92831. The building is at northwest corner of Nutwood Avenue and Folino Drive.


Registration is required and can be done online. The costs range from $80, for the Aug. 13 grant-writing session, to $120 for a one day pass, and $290 for a week pass. Center membership passes offering conference attendance and monthly trainings are available for $360 to $864. Attendees receive free parking and meals. CSUF students and faculty members may attend free of charge.

More Information

Visit the G3X Conference page here, for a list of speakers and sponsors, and pricing and registration information.

The Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research, in the CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, supports the work of Orange County’s many charitable organizations as the repository for data about the philanthropic sector.