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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Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement

Ed Day - Maria Lane - 2013-09-11Register for Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement, DOVIA-LA’s Annual Education Day conference, at https://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com. See complete details on keynote speaker Beth Steinhorn, and the list of break-out sessions for both new and experienced volunteer managers at http://doviala.org/education-day/.

Registration is $75 for DOVIA-LA members and $90 for non-members. Become a member now to receive the member discount to Education Day, and attend the November 21, 2014 and all 2015 meetings at no additional charge! Scholarships, discounts for multiple staff from one agency and for individuals who are not affiliated with a nonprofit may be available. For more information on scholarships or discounts or if you would prefer to register and pay by mail, visit http://doviala.org/education-day/ or contact DOVIA-LA Administrative Manager Barbara Bradley at doviala@gmail.com.

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WordCamp Los Angeles Conference Discount

WordCamp Los Angeles (2014.la.wordcamp.org) is a casual, locally organized conference covering everything related to WordPress. WordCamps happen all around the world, and each camp has a unique flavor based on the local community. The organizers have generously given a discount to nonprofits affiliated with JRP. So if your nonprofit has a WordPress website and you’d like to attend, please contact Melanie at MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org to get your discount code.

More info on WordCamp

Our local community is AWESOME and our camp is, too. Stay tuned to this website for announcement on what’s happening, where, and with whom, but here’s a general idea of what you can expect.

We’ll kick things off with Foundation Friday on September 5 – all-day workshops for different levels of users. Seats in our workshops are limited, so be sure to get your ticket early if you’d like to attend.

Saturday, we’ll have a day of sessions, presented by all different talented, smart, and witty speakers. You might see sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, developing themes and plugins, WordPress security, content creation and marketing, integrating social media with WordPress, and more. We’ll announce our speakers and sessions on this site as soon as they’re finalized.

Then we’ll wrap everything up on Sunday with a Contribution Day where we all pitch in to give back to WordPress. After all, it’s done so much for us! And don’t be fooled for one minute thinking that only developers can contribute! There are so many ways to give back to WordPress and the community that it will make your head spin. So we hope that no matter who you are, and what your experience with WordPress is, that you’ll consider pitching in and helping move things forward.

WHO ATTENDS WORDCAMP?

Anyone who uses or is interested in using WordPress. There’s really something for everyone, no matter what level you are. If you’re just getting started, there will be sessions just for you. If you’re an experienced user, you’ll no doubt pick up some new tips that will help you work more efficiently, write better content, and get more out of WordPress. If you’re a designer or a developer, we’ll have sessions for you, too!

In addition to the sessions, we’ll also have an all-day WordPress Happiness Bar where you can stop by for one-on-one help with your specific WordPress questions and almost unlimited opportunities for meeting other people in the WordPress community.

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Jericho Road Pasadena is Now Its Own Nonprofit!

Earl Martin 1Jericho Road Pasadena (JRP) opened in May 2010 as an affiliate of the award-winning national organization Jericho Road Project. After a lengthy process, JRP has received independent nonprofit status (501c3) from the IRS! There won’t be any changes to our free capacity-building services for nonprofits, but managing our finances locally will save us money and and make local fundraising easier. We will still enjoy a great partnership with the national organization, including sharing their innovative and successful programs and participating in the Learning Community for staff across the country.

We give huge thanks to the many volunteers and donors who have supported our formation and growth; many thanks to the Jericho Road Project for their excellent programs and for daring to launch a site on the other side of the country! And a very special thanks to Paul Hastings Law Firm, who has processed all of our incorporation paperwork.
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Taproot Service Grant Request for Proposal

Taproot Foundation is a nonprofit foundation making business talent available to organizations which work to improve society and the Los Angeles community.  Apply for a capacity-building Service Grant in the area of Leadership Development & Strategic HR, Marketing, Strategy Management, or Information Technology – practices that nonprofit organizations need to thrive and succeed.
Applications from Los Angeles & Orange County nonprofit organizations are now being accepted for the September 2nd deadline!
 
Visit www.taprootfoundation.org to view the Service Grant catalog, begin your application, and schedule a Nonprofit Capacity Consult to determine which grant best meets your needs and to discuss how to strengthen your application.
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