The 2019 G3X Conference for the Social Sector
will take place on August 8-15 at Cal State
Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics. G3X stands for “Growing Exciting,
Excellent Exempt Organizations.” This year the conference has expanded to include preconference
trainings including grant writing, board development and a CEO Accelerator for
prospective social impact CEOs. The conference itself, according to Director Zoot Velasco, is a
“TED-style conference for the social sector with internationally-known masters of innovation.
We have speakers from as far away as Jordan and Mars!” The conference theme of innovation
includes days focused on technology, programs and leadership. Keynote speakers include Fr.
Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, Francis Phillips, co-author of the bestselling Nonprofit Kit
for Dummies, and emmy-winning Stephanie L. Smith, Social Media Director for Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, NASA and the Mars Curiosity rover.
Gianneschi Fellowship Awards Application Open
The Gianneschi Fellowship has been updated. The Orange County Community Foundation will
sponsor ten $500 scholarships to the G3X CEO Accelerator Program. Applicants should be
nonprofit staff, new CEOs, operating board members or California State University Fullerton
students. Gianneschi Fellow Applications can be Self-Nominated or nominated by the CEO of
an organization recommending a staff member. Full instructions are available at the Gianneschi
website (below). Deadline for Consideration: May 31, 2019
G3X CEO Accelerator
Train to become a social impact CEO with this 32-hours intensive training retreat experience
concentrated on topics and tasks needed to lead an organization such as leadership, management,
supervision, innovation, vision planning, fund development, board development, staff
development, program development, grantsmanship, marketing, and succession planning. In this
format, participants are not distracted by other obligations and can focus on the tasks at hand with
short deadlines, team projects, games, and long days, giving a true sense of the pressures and joys
of being a CEO. Event includes entrance into the full G3X Conference, room, meals, training,
books, and many other perks.