Girls on the Run Video

feature-our5kCheck out the video that JRP volunteer Chris created for Girls on the Run Los Angeles: http://vimeo.com/101560005. GOTR empowers girls through running, and what a lot of adorable kids in the video! Many thanks to Chris for sharing his video production skills and GOTR (http://www.gotrlosangeles.org) and JRP!

If you’re interested in getting involved with this great organization, they’re currently looking for coaching and mentoring volunteers. Season after season, volunteer coaches say that coaching for Girls on the Run is the single most REWARDING volunteer commitment they have ever made. GOTR is a transformational after-school program that creatively integrates running into character development lessons that inspire girls to love who they are, withstand the pressures of youth, and activate their limitless potential! No running experience needed! Join one of 50 teams throughout LA County to help facilitate the 12-week program with a powerful group of 3rd-8th grade girls. The program culminates with a Celebratory 5K Event, but for coaches and girls the finish line is just the beginning!
(Application, One Day Training Event and Background Check Required)
Sign up at http://www.gotrla.org/coach

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Benefits of CalNonprofits Membership

Convention opensThere are lots of benefits to becoming a member of CalNonprofits (www.calnonprofits.org), including:

 Strengthen the voice of nonprofits in California
 Get health insurance and other insurances
 Join a leadership network of nonprofits across the state
 Save money on office supplies, background checks, and much more
 Access online library of finance HR, and governance resources
  Enter annual Award of Excellence competition for $10,000 (applications available in October 2014)

Click here for more information on membership: http://can.memberclicks.net/member-benefits.

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Constant Contact Expert Needed

Computer VolunteerMany local nonprofits need help marketing their services to clients and donors. We are looking for someone that has expertise in Constant Contact. We need help more on the technical side than the marketing side, and being able to train staff on some best uses of Constant Contact.

Jericho Road Pasadena recruits skilled volunteers and places them in defined, capacity-building projects at Pasadena-area nonprofits. If you have experience with InDesign or other graphic design programs, we can use your help! Volunteer projects through JRP are defined with a clear scope of work and time commitment. Site Director provides project management support.

 

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Jericho Road Pasadena Highlighted on Crown City News

CCN SunriseJRP Director Melanie Goodyear was interviewed on CCN Sunrise (www.crowncitynews.com) last week. Check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gTSWuyFYfM&list=UU9i-T3pq11dt5xC-i4YrwfQ (starting at minute 51:45)

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Give To Charity Each Time You Search Online

  Goodsearch (www.goodsearch.com) is a search engine that gives about 1₵ to charity each time you search! Using Yahoo technology, Goodsearch pays nonprofits with ad proceeds, but using Goodsearch doesn’t cost the user anything. You can also shop through Goodsearch, with vendors donating a portion of sales to your charity of choice. When you visit the site, search for Jericho Road Pasadena as the designee. You can sign up on GoodSearch or not, whatever is easier. Thanks for supporting Jericho Road Pasadena every time you search or shop online!

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Many Great Projects Last Fiscal Year

IMG_9755As we wrap up the last fiscal year at JRP, we are excited to report some statistics about the important work our volunteers did:
  • 48 volunteers provided:
  • 1897 hours of pro bono service to:
  • 39 local nonprofits.
  • Time given was worth $152,500.

For more details on projects completed in the past year, please check out our year-end dashboard.

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Protecting Your Organization’s Limited Resources

“Business of Nonprofits” Executive Series: Friday, Sept. 5, 9:00 – 11:30 am, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

$15; continental breakfast is included. Register here.

Topics:

  • Board Reporting and Key Performance Indicators
  • Sales, Property and Unrelated Business Taxes
  • Avoiding Problems with Nonprofit Retirement Plans
  • Preventing Inadvertent Financial Losses
  • Management Actions to Help Reduce Insurance Risk

Panelists: Mary Archibald, Mitch Dorger, Kevin Farrell and Geoff Johansing.

 

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