"Before I came to Grand Valley, I ran various nonprofits for 10 years. I bring in real-life examples to the classes." - Heather Carpenter, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
Graduate students are encouraged to join one or more of the following organizations recognized by Student Life. To join, go to OrgSync and register.
Paul Bonis, President, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital speaking about the importance of communication to HPGSA.
HPGSA's purpose is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in healthcare.
HPGSA President Maria Dunneback
HPGSA Vice President Jasmine Ahuja
Jana Wallace (far right), debt and authority officer for the city of Grand Rapids, and Eric DeLong, deputy city manager for Grand Rapids, chat with students after the 7-Oct-13 economic development workshop.
The goals of the ICMA Graduate Student Chapter are to introduce and integrate students into local government and the management profession and familiarize students with ICMA members, resources, and policies in order to inform and accelerate their careers.
Rosetta Thurman (center) with officers of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization, following Thurman's 14-Oct-13 meet-and-greet with SPNHA students, faculty, and alumni.
The purpose of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in the nonprofit sector.
MHA student Kyaw Zin Win introducing the film "Burma VJ" at Loosemore Auditorium on 26-Oct-13.
The purpose of this organization is to promote intercultural activities and global awareness between all graduate students, specifically in the College of Community and Public Service, share best practices and development of international organizations.
Our undergraduate student organizations are in transition. The following organizations will be active or forming in the near future.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an international association providing resources and ethical guidelines for fundraising professionals and nonprofit administrators. The AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter formed in 2015 under the AFP West Michigan Chapter to give students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and experience with fundraising, philanthropy and nonprofit management opportunities to do so. Both undergraduate and graduate students can become members and gain access to AFP resources and various career development opportunities.
President: Caitlin Diroff
Faculty Adviser: Michelle Wooddell
President-elect: Kevin Peterson
Vice President: Chaka White
Secretary: Margaret Semrau
Treasurer: Katie Geith
Communications VP: Aubreigh Steed
Membership/Recruitment VP: Megan Steenwyk
o Nonprofit Tours
o Executive Director Speakers
o Nonprofit Professional Panel Discussions
o Networking Events
o AFP West Michigan Chapter Events
o Johnson Center for Philanthropy Events
o Group Volunteering
Students Leaving a Mark (SLAM) is an organization dedicated to providing its membership with academic, cultural and social opportunities to enrich the students’ professional leadership potential in the field of nonprofit management, leadership and social entrepreneurship; in conjunction with the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration.