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Gianneschi's G3X Conference

In Association with the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits at Cal State Fullerton Mihaylo School of Business, Zoot Velasco, Interim Director of the Gianneschi, presents the G3X Conference! Creating eXcellent & eXciting eXempt Organizations!

G3X Conference

Creating eXciting,  eXcellent eXempt Organizations

Through Best Practices, Leadership and Innovation


Summer School for Nonprofits

This year including free parking and meals on Tue-Thu


(will include basic information for Fund Development for Organizations under $1M)

by Center Director Zoot Velasco

Free for Pass Holders, faculty and students; $80 for non-pass holders

Monday, August 13, 2018


3 TRACKS: Fund Development; Marketing; & General Administration

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 14 & 15, 2018

Networking Breakfasts & Lunches sponsored by Wells Fargo with presentation of the

Wells Fargo-Gianneschi Fellowship

Fund Development Track in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Including CFRE credits


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Networking Breakfast & Lunch provided by Orange County Community Foundation

Keynote speech by Paul K. Chappell

Young Leaders spotlight with Sean Oliu


Keynote: Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, best selling author and founder of  the Blue Avocado magazine. http://www.calnonprofits.org/about-us/staff

Keynote: Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; West Point grad, US Army Captain and Iraq War Veteran. www.peacefulrevolution.com

Keynote: Shelley Hoss/Todd Hanson  CEO/VP (respectively) of the Orange County Community Foundation. https://www.oc-cf.org/about-us/people/staff/shelley-hoss/

Jennifer Boyd  CEO and Founder of Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation.

Lisa Fujimoto Corporate Secretary  & Executive Vice President to the Board of Directors of the Change of Life Foundation.

Brian Helleland  CEO of St. Jude’s Medical Center

Sean Lawrence CEO of Giving Children Hope.

Cris Ippolite, President and founder of iSolutions, Inc; 2014 & 2016 winner of “FileMaker Excellence Award“ for his contributions as a trainer and evangelist for  FileMaker Certification; and a top rated speaker at FileMaker Developer Conference, and conference speaker at MacWorld Expo. He is also the featured FileMaker (and Bento) author on lynda.com.

John Bradley Jackson, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at CSUF, author and Professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing, New Venture Creation & Launch, and Social Media.

Jonathan Levit, Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in InDesign, and an internationally known magician. Some of Jonathan’s clients include Warner Brothers, Ogilvy & Mather, Boeing, Time Warner, The L.A. Times, Disney and UCLA.  

Sean Oliu is a 16 year old alumni of Anaheim’s Mariachi Kids program, former star at 10 on TV’s “The Voice” Mexico Edition (La Voz Kids) and current star of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. Sean, with his parents, has started a charity to bring music to Anaheim schools.

Frances Phillips is the Program Director for the Arts at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund in San Francisco and co-author with Stan Hutton of The Nonprofit Kit for Dummies (now in its third edition).

Mary Tovella Dowling is a Partner of For Purpose Law Group, and co-chairs their Nonprofit and Social Enterprise practice areas.

Also Elahi Amani, Stacey Bergman, Janine Lombardi, Ursula Walsh, Zoot Velasco, and many more!


(Includes Networking Breakfast, Lunch and Parking worth $38)

  • Pre-Conference Grants Day (Free with Pass) $80

  • One Day Pass:                                                                                                                              $120

Good for any one day (Tue-Thu) of participation for one person  

  • Week Pass:                                                                                                                   $290

Good for a person for the entire week of training

  • Organizational Pass:                                                                                             $690

Good for 1 seat in each of 3 tracks Tuesday and Wednesday, and 3 seats in Grants Day and leadership Intensive

  • Gianneschi Annual Membership                                                                    $360

Good for entire conference and 8 Monthly trainings year-round

  • Gianneschi Organizational Membership                                                   $864

Good for 3 individual memberships at 20% discount

  • CSUF Students & Faculty                                                                                      Free


This year Gianneschi offers a G3X membership which includes full access to the conference, and access to 8 monthly special trainings throughout the year by our Director, Zoot Velasco and other Guest Lecturers on topics like Fund Development, Innovation, Technology, Marketing and Best Practices. Members will also be the first to know about new grants, initiatives, discounts, and partnerships with access to emails, social media updates, YouTube channel updates and podcasts. Members can also request training topics.

G3X is made possible thanks to support from:

And from these partners:

Listen to our speakers on the 501(c)(3)(b)(s) Podcast

Check out these books by our authors:

Jan Masaoka:                  Blue Avocado Magazine

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Decisions for Financial Viability

                                            The Nonprofit Guide to Human Resources

Frances Phillips:             Nonprofit Kit for Dummies

Paul K. Chappell:            The Road To Peace Book Series

Zoot Velasco:                  The First Hundred Days: Leading Small Non-Profits Out of The Wilderness

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