Weekly Organization Spotlight: Student Nonprofit Alliance

SRU students get involved in the community through service projects

Published by Morgan Miller, Date: November 15, 2021
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The Student Nonprofit Alliance (SNA) is an organization on campus for students to get involved with service projects and community involvement. This organization allows students to have a greater understanding and appreciation of the nonprofit sector.  

Treasurer of SNA Kelly Pare spoke on some specifics that the organization participates in. 

“The organization is a good way to do professional development to help communities that need it and have less resources than we do,” Pare said. “We do a lot of service projects outside of the school as well as within the grounds.” 

SNA partners with many other SRU clubs depending on the event being held. A common co-sponsor with SNA is the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA). The two organizations have similar goals and objectives. 

Pare is a philanthropy and nonprofit management major which is where she found her interest in SNA. SNA faculty advisor Alice Del Vecchio helped get Pare involved in the club and a member of the e-board after having her in class last semester.  

Upcoming events held by the organization include the “Volunteer Crawl”, “Dress for Success”, “Self-Care Sunday: Ugly Sweater Edition” and “Gifts for Children in Need”.  

The “Volunteer Crawl” began Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Participants spent Friday evening and Saturday attending three different locations to volunteer. The service locations included Glade Run Services in Zelienople, Newhaven Court at Clearview and YWCA of Butler.  

“Self-Care Sunday: Ugly Sweater Edition” will be held in the Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event will offer students a night of free self-care from SNA and many other partnering organizations. There will be a variety of holiday activities and treats as well as an ugly sweater contest.  

Students can email srustudentnonprofitalliance@gmail.com or utilize the Contact feature on CORE to contact SNA. Students are also encouraged to follow @srusna on Instagram and Twitter. 

SRU also has an Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. This institute provides nonprofit professionals and their organizations with community education, professional development opportunities, research and technical assistance support. To access the Institute for Nonprofit Leadership at SRU’s website, click here.  

 

Morgan is an integrated marketing communication major. This is her second semester on The Rocket staff as assistant campus life editor. Previously, she was part of the Women’s Lacrosse team at SRU for two years and was an editor for her high school yearbook sophomore to senior year. After graduation, she hopes to work on a marketing team in the DMV area. Outside of The Rocket, Morgan is also on staff for the athletic communication department.

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