JRP Celebrates 5th Annivesary

5 Anniv Melanie Clyde Sarah PennyThanks to the planning committee for a great 5th anniversary celebration last Saturday! We enjoyed music by a quartet from the Pasadena Community Orchestra, food by Los Tacos, and most importantly, great company with JRP’s volunteers, nonprofit partners and donors.5 Anniv Quartet


Photos by wonderful and versatile volunteer Ned Racine!

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Taproot Foundation Service Grants

Women at WorkThe Taproot Foundation makes grants of professional consulting services, called Service Grants. Every Service Grant is delivered pro bono by a team of business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community.

Taproot offers a simple online application process (http://www.taprootfoundation.org/about-probono/los-angeles/nonprofits). Service Grant applications from Los Angeles metro area & Orange County nonprofit organizations are now being accepted for the June 2nd deadline!

Visit Taproot Foundation Los Angeles to review our grant-making criteria, schedule a phone consultation with a Taproot Program Manager, and to start your application!

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Communicating with Donors and the Media Via Your 990

IRSValley Nonprofit Resources’ (valleynonprofitresources.org) next featured event in the Individual Giving Initiative series is Communicating with Donors and the Media Via Your 990 which will be held on June 17 from 4 pm – 6 pm at the MEND Center in Pacoima. This free workshop will provide an overview for nonprofit leaders about how to tailor their 990 reports filed with the IRS – so that the 990 content will communicate both accurately and persuasively to donors or potential donors (what does the nonprofit do, who are its service recipients, what are its impacts, etc.), and to media professionals who may be looking at the nonprofit’s work in the community. The speaker is CPA Mike Berry, who has worked with many nonprofit organizations both on tax matters and on strategic communications via the 990. He will provide case examples for discussion with the audience. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. For more information and to register please contact Ashley Wright, 818-677-2774 or valleynonprofitresources@csun.edu.

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JRP 5th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday

Ellie and Thomas 1Enjoy delicious appetizers & wine from Los Tacos, music by a quintet from the Pasadena Community Orchestra, and great company in a beautiful atmosphere! There will be a short program at 4, but attendees are welcome to drop in at any time. If you are a volunteer, client or donor, please make sure you’ve RSVPed to volunteer Lee at lee.brainerd@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jericho Road Pasadena 5th Anniversary

Volunteer TshirtJericho Road Pasadena will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Sat., May 16 at the Old Mill. All volunteers will received the tshirt shown in this picture. If you have not yet RSVPed, please reply to volunteer Lee at lee.brainerd@gmail.com. Many thanks to volunteer Sarah (www.blissmission.com) for designing the tshirt!

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Nonprofit Answer Guide

question markThe Center for Nonprofit Management (cnmsocal.org) has produced a great tool called the Nonprofit Answer Guide with 2-minute answers for busy nonprofits (nonprofitanswerguide.org). If you are a nonprofit staff person or volunteer and have a question about boards, marketing, strategic planning or much more, check out this great resource!

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Thank You to Wine & Canvas

Wine & Canvasfor a donation of two $35 gift certificates to be given to volunteers at our 5th anniversary event. This place is great: painting classes with cocktails – what a fun combo! Even for those of us with limited artistic ability, Wine & Canvas (www.wineandcanvas.com) provides a fun and unique activity. Thank you for your donation; our volunteers will have a great time!

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