Can you tell your story so that donors will listen?

Fast PitchSocial Venture Partners is seeking Los Angeles’ most innovative and high-impact nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2016 Social Innovation Fast Pitch, a two month training and mentoring program centered on developing a powerful and compelling 3-minute pitch. The program culminates with the Fast Pitch competition on March 8th at the Skirball Cultural Center – a fast-paced event where finalists pitch to an audience of hundreds. In addition to the chance to win over $35,000 in grants and prizes, participants gain new skills, valuable connections, and exposure to an audience of potential new supporters. Applications must be submitted via the Fast Pitch website by Friday, October 16th at 6p.

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Latino Heritage Parade

The Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica ( will be Sat. Oct. 24, 11 am to 4 pm at La Pintoresca Park. If your school or group would like to participate.


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Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Writing Workshop

TOR_FOUNDATION_LOGO (RGB Color - for Web)If you have applied for or wanted to apply for a grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation, this in-depth review of their Online 2016 Official Grant Application and process. is a great first step.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
Tournament House

Get tips for how to best present your grant application and have questions answered by Foundation Board members. This workshop is tailored specifically for the grant process for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation.

If you have any questions about this workshop and/or to be added to the invitation list, please contact the Foundation at

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Office Space for Nonprofits

Maxwell HouseThe Western Justice Center will have 2 offices available for nonprofits in October. One is a one person office ($400), the other is roomier, 2 or 3 people could occupy the space ($800). For more information, contact Bethany Leal at or

626-584-7494, x15

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Executive Directors Leadership Institute

EDLI 1Apply Now for the 2016 Wells Fargo  Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI), a 12-month program combining classroom instruction with one-on-one coaching to help nonprofit leaders turn their visions into reality!

Session 1: January 13, 2016

Applications are now open!
Early Bird Deadline: October 2, 2015
General Application Deadline: October 16, 2015
Early applications are encouraged as space is limited

Are you ready to take your nonprofit organization to the next level with a personalized program of training and coaching tailored to your needs?

Join us for this one-of-a-kind leadership development program specifically designed for Executive Directors.EDLI 2

  • 7 in-depth training sessions over a one-year period
  • One-on-one coaching with experienced, trained consultants
  • Expert instruction and relevant training topics
  • Dynamic peer learning and networking opportunities with a cohort of Executive Directors
  • Completion of a personalized strategic project addressing a timely issue for your organization

You’ll come away from EDLI 2016 equipped with the tools and skills you need to put what you’ve learned into action—producing powerful results.

EDLI 2016 is designed for nonprofit Executive Directors who want to build critical leadership skills and guide their organizations toward long-term sustainability.

Questions? Please email Janet McIntyre, Director of Programs and Training, at or call 213.613.9103 x16.

The 2016 Executive Directors Leadership Institute is made possible by the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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JRP Office Will Be Closed Sept. 16 – 21

for staff vacation.Traverse City

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Wikipedia Page for Pasadena Museum of History

Museum - Fenyes MansionJRP receives many requests for help with online presence, but had never received a request for help with Wikipedia. Wikipedia discourages organization staff from writing their own page, as Wikipedia content is supposed to come from the public at large. JRP volunteer writer David Drum ( wrote or updated 3 Wikipedia pages for the Museum, providing more historical information to the general public and bringing more people to the Museum. Thanks to David for tackling a new kind of project for JRP and the Pasadena Museum of History!

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