Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter Past Events

11th annual Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter Award presented.

Reanna CoutsThe 11th Annual Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter Award was presented to Reanna Couts. The $1,000 award is funded by alumni who want to support the nonprofit career goals of fellow Titans. Click here to read more about Reanna Couts.

NPAA $1,000 Award

This $1,000 award was established by the Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter and is open to continuing or graduating CSUF students who intend to seek a career in the nonprofit sector.

Application Deadline: first Thursday in April

Nonprofit Professionals Get Their Groupon

grouponNonprofit Professionals alumni and friends enjoyed a spring mixer at the The Wooden Floor on May 25 featuring Michelle Patterson, CEO for Event Complete who provided great insight on how to use the latest internet sensation, Groupon, to market your business. Michelle was named Event Ambassador for Groupon, the internet sensation recognized by Forbes Magazine as the fastest growing company. She is also the author of Event Complete’s How to get your GROUPON, Event Complete’s Uncorked and the Event Complete book series. At the end of the presentation, Michelle generously provided each attendee a copy of her book. View photos 

NPAA celebrates its 10th anniversary with 4 awards to future nonprofit professionals.

Read their stories here.

Nonprofit Professionals Chapter Hosts Successful Spring Mixer

Spring Mixer The Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Chapter hosted an exciting mixer on the topic "Leveraging Political Resources for Nonprofits." Approximately 50 alumni and friends of the chapter attended this event at the Wooden Floor in Santa Ana to hear speakers Theresa "Tita" Smith, Mayor Pro Tem of Orange, Theresa Harvey '81, CEO and Executive Director of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and Paddy Gough '80, Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the Orange County Transportation Authority.

The Chapter also acknowledges its volunteers Brateil Aghasi '95 and Jessica Deakyne for planning the mixer. The first chartered chapter of the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association, Nonprofit Professionals was formed in 1999 to provide professional development opportunities to those in the nonprofit sector and to encourage CSUF students to pursue careers in service. In 2010 the chapter awarded its 14th annual award to a student seeking a career in the nonprofit sector.  Chapter members interested in planning the Fall 2010 mixer,  please contact Kathleen Costello MA '01 at or (657) 278-5378.
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2009 NPAA Awards Announced

2009 NPAA Awards AnnouncedThis year's awards were announced at the CSUF Community Engagement Awards reception on May 5, 2009. Since NPAA was formed in 1999, alumni contributions have funded $11,750 in awards to 13 students who are giving back by pursuing advanced degrees and/or careers that serve the public. More Details on NPAA Newsletter (pdf)

Eighth Annual NPAA Award Presented

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world," by Mahatma Gandhi. Zakira Kalyan, the extraordinary recipient of this year’s $1,000 Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Association Award, embodies these words of wisdom. Read the full story.