CalNonprofits Annual Policy Conference

There are lots of great reasons to come to the CalNonprofits annual convention on the State of the Nonprofit Sector in California: build your network, spend a day thinking about “big picture” concepts and implementation, discuss policy priorities and much more.

Here are 7 very special reasons you’ll want to be sure to join us this year.

If you haven’t registered yet, do it today!

What’s the #1 reason you should attend?

You can be the first to see the results of our groundbreaking study on the economic power of  California’s nonprofit sector, using data that has never before been cultivated. This report will be released for the first time at our  convention August 1st.

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Community Resource Fair and Block Party on July 26

Assemblyman Chris Holden is pleased to announce the annual Community Resource Fair and Block Party on July 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 589 Jackson Street, in Pasadena. This event is an effort to distribute information about state and local programs and services available to residents of the 41st Assembly District.

Event activities include live music, rides for the children and resource tables with state agencies, cities and nonprofits sharing useful information. Free hot dogs cooked by the Pasadena Police will also be provided.

Parking for the event will be located on El Molino, Los Robles, and the open sections of Madison and Oakland Avenue.  Jackson from El Molino to Los Robles, Madison from Jackson to Thompson and the entrance to Jackson from Oakland will be closed from 8 AM – 6 PM.

For more information about the event or if you have any questions or comments, please call at (626)351-1917.


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Old Pasadena Film Festival

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) PosterThe Old Pasadena Film Festival, a month-long, free movie series, featuring screenings in predominantly outdoor locations returns July 5 – 27. This annual summer film program celebrates motion picture in all of its forms offering a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres. With twenty-three screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free open-air film festival in California and draws a broad local and regional audience. Details and list of movies at

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Produce a Great Video for a Great Nonprofit

Video ProductionMany local nonprofits need help marketing their services to clients and donors. Having an informational video telling their clients’ story can help an organization raise awareness and support. Sadly, nonprofits often don’t have the budget or technical expertise to hire videographers or producers to create attractive videos.

Jericho Road Project recruits skilled volunteers and places them in defined, capacity-building projects at Pasadena-area nonprofits. If you have experience with video production, we can use your help! We are currently looking for a producer for a local nonprofit that helps developmentally disabled children and adults lead full, productive lives. Volunteer projects through JRP are defined with a clear scope of work and time commitment. Site Director provides project management support.

If you can help, please contact the JRP Site Director at or 626-319-6466.

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Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

DOVIA-LA Roundtable Discussion: Friday, July 18, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Braille Institute

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? Join us for a discussion and share your successes and challenges for these transitions. We will discuss challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and share best practices to minimize these situations in the future.

Free for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members. Register at More information at If you have any questions or would like to pay by check, please contact Barbara at

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Colorado Street Bridge Annual Block Party


Pasadena’s biggest block party featuring a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages and food

Saturday July 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

PH MEMBER: $14, Child $6
NON-MEMBER: $16, Child $8
Children under 7 FREE

Day-of-Event Ticket Prices: Adults: $18, Child: $9

For more information, visit:


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Councilman Steve Madison announces that residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal documents shredded at the City’s popular electronic “E-Waste” event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd. The event is sponsored by the City’s Department of Public Works.

Shredding trucks and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I. Look for signs directing you to the event. Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area.

E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.

Public Works is also helping residents prevent identity theft by providing free paper shredding during the event. The public can bring a maximum of five small boxes for shredding. Sensitive documents and files such as receipts, checks, pre-approved credit applications, credit card statements, outdated tax returns, pre-printed envelopes, return address labels and business cards are items that can be shredded.

For more information about the free e-waste collection and document shredding event, visit or call (626) 744-7311.

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