Interested in Starting a Nonprofit?

planting-icon2If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, don’t miss CalNonprofits’ “How to Start a Nonprofit” webinar Thursday, April 2nd!

California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is offering our jam-packed, fast paced “How to Start a Nonprofit in California” webinar led by our CEO Jan Masaoka. She has worked with dozens of new efforts as they have formalized their organizations as California nonprofits.

There will be time for questions and answers, and the slides will be available to participants after the webinar.

We’ll cover:

• Step-by-step instructions

• FAQ on bylaws and articles of incorporation

• Common ways of finding your first money

• Types of nonprofits-make sure you choose the right one

• Getting started before your tax-exemption is approved

WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2015


FREE for Members, $10 for Not-yet-Members

Register here:

All registrants will receive a copy of the presentation and a link to the recording.

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Public Relations for HMRI

HMRIHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI – conducts medical research in a wide variety of fields, improving health for multitudes of people. But scientific work can be hard to publicize, making it difficult to rally support for the organization. JRP marketing volunteer Carol has worked with HMRI for over a year, planning for their ongoing publicity needs, helping them hire the right PR firm, and doing some strategic planning around succession planning and the possibility of building a new, state-of-the-art research facility. Many thanks to HMRI for helping to save lives and to Carol, for helping them grow by communicating their important work to a larger audience!

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Jericho Road Project Open Position

JRP Logo - SmallOur headquarters in Concord, MA is in the process of hiring a new Executive Director. Please visit for more information.

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Carpooling to DOVIA Mtg on Friday?

DOVIA-LA Ed DayWould anyone like to carpool to the DOVIA-LA ( meeting on Friday? If so, we can meet in Pasadena around 9 to get to the meeting by 9:30. Lemme know at or 626-319-6466.

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Strategic Planning for Foundation for Living Beauty

Foundation for Living BeautyStrategic planning is so hard! It stretches our minds into the future, requiring us to see the big picture. How far in advance should we plan? How do we know how the economy will be or how demographic trends will change? Despite its challenges, strategic planning is crucial for nonprofits to continue doing good community work. The Foundation for Living Beauty (FLB –, which has been in existence for about 5 years and has grown steadily, knew how important thinking ahead is. FLB empowers women to increase their physical wellness and emotional stability while coping with the taxing effects of cancer and chemotherapy. JRP volunteer Anne has recently completed a 6-month strategic planning process that has helped the small staff and board to really plan ahead, including program development and a possibly social enterprise. The process also helped make sure that everyone is on the same page, whether they’re paid staff or volunteers, meaning that more people will work toward the same goals. FLB has set some big goals for themselves, but has a clear direction for their future, thereby helping them to help even more women who have or have had cancer.

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Girls on the Run is Looking for Volunteer Coaches

NPO - Girls on the Run CoachesGirls on the Run ( has 235 volunteer coaches committed to delivering a great experience for their girls this spring. However, they still have 25 spots to fill. Become so much more than a “coach” – become a mentor, role model, friend, confidant and hero to these girls!!! Get more information at and read about Jericho Road Pasadena’s work with GOTR at

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Tonight is Arts Night!

Arts NightEnjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 22,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight.





Visit the site (  for more information.

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