Thank You to Yard House!

Yard Housefor the donation of two $25 gift certificates, which will be given to volunteers at our 5th anniversary event. In addition to delicious food, Yard House ( has a strong commitment to charity; they participate in Round It Up America, Second Harvest and gives grants through the Darden Foundation. (I’m so glad they’re across the street from my office – lots and lots of lunch meeting there!)

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Retail Consultation for Assistance League

thrift storeNationally, Assistance Leagues provide resources for the needy, including school supplies & uniforms. Many local Assistance Leagues chapters are funded by thrift stores, which provides low-cost clothes and home items and has a great environmental impact. But Assistance League chapters are all-volunteer operations, which means that they don’t have paid store managers, or necessarily have anyone with retail experience. The Assistance League of Glendale asked JRP for a retail consultation, which was a unique experience for JRP. We asked if anyone could help and found out that one of our nonprofit partners worked in retail before moving into the nonprofit sector. She has reviewed the Thrift Alley shop and made recommendations to increase revenue. If you would like to check out the great, inexpensive items, visit Thrift Alley at 314 E. Harvard Street in Glendale.

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Strengthen & Build Your Development Program

overheadExecutive Service Corps Developing Development Program

Apply Now for ESC’s Developing Development Program (DDP), designed to help nonprofit staff and board members build robust development programs.

This comprehensive 14-month program offers expert one-on-one coaching, interactive training sessions and peer learning clinics and has helped transform the fund development culture of nearly 120 local nonprofits in our region.

DDP offers your staff and board team:

7 half-day training sessions for up to 6 staff and board members, per organization
Coaching for your team throughout the entire duration of the program
Detailed Assessment of your fund development program
Additional clinics for staff peer engagement and focused problem-solving
A supportive cohort of nonprofit peers
Program begins July 15, 2015
Early Bird Deadline – April 24, 2015
Regular Application Deadline – May 8, 2015
Early applications are encouraged, space is limitedJanet M.

Click here ( for more information and to download the application. To view and download the 2015-2016 DDP Brochure, click here: .

For more information, please email Janet McIntyre, Director of Programs and Training, at, or call 213.613.9103 x16.

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Android App for Pasadena Senior Center

Senior Center‘I am NOT a senior!” said the Baby Boomer. How can the Senior Center provide services for the many people over 55 who don’t identify as seniors? The Senior Center has great classes and services, many offered in the evening for people who still work, and is starting to advertise in new ways, so that Baby Boomers will take advantage of the many programs the Senior Center offers. Almost a year ago, the Senior Center asked JRP to create an Android app replicating the Apple app they’ve had for a couple of years. With the help of virtual volunteer Cesar, the Senior Center now has an app so that anyone can see the list of varied classes, lectures, services and programs they offer. If you have an Android device, please check out their app and take advantage of all the fun stuff going on at the Senior Center. (Those of us under 55 are jealous, and are hoping that the Senior Center lowers their age limit….)

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Stars for Tomorrow

Stars for TomorrowMany nonprofits raise significant funds through an annual event like a gala, but these events can be very labor-intensive for staff and volunteers. Normally, JRP doesn’t place volunteers on event committees, but we occasionally have the right volunteers at the right time. Lake Avenue Community Foundation ( is having its annual gala, Stars for Tomorrow, on April 30, 6:30 pm at Noor Ballroom ( JRP has placed 2 graphic Lake Avenue Community Foundationdesigners and a marketing consultant as advisors to the committee; thank you to Juka and Marvin for creating the lovely materials for the event, and to Anna, for consulting on marketing! We hope the event is fun and raises lots of funds to provide tutoring and mentoring to underprivileged kids in Pasadena!

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Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox

overheadCalNonprofits is excited to continue partnering with Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) in their spring installment of financial management webinar courses. These webinars are designed to provide a sophisticated and practical understanding of nonprofit finance, and the spring series — Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox — demonstrates an array of tools and strategies to help inform data-driven decision making for nonprofit professionals.

Amid today’s rapidly changing economic environment, participants will come away from these webinars better prepared to plan for the future and manage decision-making with the right financial data. NFF’s content has proved invaluable to nonprofit leaders who want to expand their expertise in nonprofit financial management.

Please visit this link to register for the spring series, and indicate that you were referred by CalNonprofits. Enter the promotion code SAVE10 to save 10% on individual webinars. Each full series of webinars is offered at a discount of 15%. Participants can join live webinar sessions or take advantage of streamable recordings at their convenience.

Spring 2015 Series: Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager’s Toolbox

Starts April 14th at 3:00 pm EST/12:00 pm PST

The sessions can be taken as a full financial management curriculum, or can be chosen a la carte for organizations seeking to address specific business challenges. Click here to see a more detailed description of each session.

Series includes:

  Budgeting as a Communication Tool, April 14

  Monitoring Cash Flow, April 21

  Assessing Program Profitability, April 28

  Scenario Planning, May 5

  Managing to a Dashboard, May 12

  Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Mergers, May 19

Questions? Contact Christina Dragonetti at or (415) 926-0668.

P.S. Not yet a CalNonprofits member? Join now to increase the advocacy voice of nonprofits in Sacramento and benefit from exclusive and discounted goods and services.Sign up today!

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501 (c)onference

501 conferenceCenter for Nonprofit Management’s 501(c)onference – Roads to Greater Impact –            will be June 2-3, 2015

Southern California’s largest conference for nonprofit leaders powering ideas and moving organizations forward.

Take this chance to think beyond the day-to-day. Hear from powerful leaders, gain new approaches, and walk-away recharged and reconnected.

Find out more and register at
Sign up by April 15th to get $135 off.
Sessions include:
Driving change and taking risks
Find and forging creative partnerships
Challenging the board and keeping your job
Redefining overhead
Changing your tactics to achieve your mission

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