JRP Gave $215,000 in Services in 2015!

NPO - GOTRNonprofits do world-changing work, often on shoe-string budgets. Jericho Road Pasadena exists to provide free services to nonprofits so they can work more efficiently and effectively. Since opening in May 2010, we have grown steadily, helping more and more local nonprofits maximize their resources. 2015 was our most productive year ever; JRP volunteers and staff gave 2,700 hours of expert time, worth $215,000! That’s a 15% increase in the value of our services to nonprofits over 2014. 58 volunteers gave their time and talents and we served 36 nonprofits. The ripple effect of this work is that more girls have been empowered, more people with developmental disabilities have been supported, more people have been produced art, more people have improved their health through ground-breaking research and more people have found tranquility in public gardens. Many thanks to the volunteer, donors and support who helped JRP grow in 2015 and who have helped so many of their neighbors!

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Check Out Our Most Recent Newsletter

Family Promise - Moe & Mattat http://conta.cc/1T0TKUq. To subscribe to the newsletter, email MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org. Many thanks to volunteers Mark and Sarah for writing and publishing the newsletter!

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Project Spotlight: Meet Matt & Moe

 

Family Promise - Moe & MattMeet Matt and Moe.

Matt is the Executive Director of Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, an organization that helps homeless families in our community.  Family Promise has created a network of 13 congregations across western San Gabriel Valley that provides temporary food and housing for families admitted into the program. During the day, the children go to school, while the parents go to the Family Promise Resource Center where they receive assistance finding housing, work and social services.

When Matt joined Family Promise, he knew right away that the organization needed a new website, one that could reach out to supporters to keep them updated regarding the progress of the families that were being helped.  Matt also wanted to improve online donations in the 4th Quarter.

Moe came to the US last year from Germany, having just completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics.  Moe’s wife suggested he utilize his web skills to help charity organizations in his new country.  He googled ‘helping nonprofits’, found Jericho Road Pasadena, and saw they were looking for web developers for nonprofit projects.

Melanie Goodyear, Executive Director of Jericho Road Pasadena, met with Moe, and she knew right away that his unique skills and strong passion would be invaluable for a nonprofit.  Shortly after, Matt reached out to Melanie to ask for help in building a website for Family Promise.  Melanie got Matt and Moe together for an initial meeting, and Moe knew right away this was exactly the kind of project he had hoped to work on.

Moe and Matt proved to be a strong team, and Moe was able to create and launch a new

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Family Promise helps homeless families stay intact and regain stable housing & employment 

website for Family Promise in just 2 months.  The new website launched in September (fpsgv.org), and Family Promise now has a far more effective platform to reach out to supporters, and a more effective way to secure new donations. The website has let all of Family Promise’s supporters know how the families they helped are doing in establishing new residences.  In addition, with the new site, online donations to Family Promise are well up for 2015.

“It was an absolute honor to work with Matt and the team at Family Promise to help build a new website for this wonderful nonprofit,” said Moe.  Needless to say, Matt is extremely grateful for the work Moe did for Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley.  And both Moe and Matt are grateful to the team at Jericho Road Pasadena, who got them together to make the website project possible.

 

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Pilates: You Can Do It

Senior CenterAs Americans live longer, we need to take care of our health and the Pasadena Senior Center can help! In addition to many other services, anyone over 50 can take a Pilates class at the center. See JRP volunteer Linda Huetinck’s article about the inspiring Pilates teacher, Monica Blake, in PSC’s January newsletter at http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/images/magazine/PSC-Magazine-2016-01.pdf.

Thanks for Linda for writing articles for the Pasadena Senior Center and thanks to Monica for being an inspiration for so many!

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit?

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit in California (or know someone who is) don’t miss CalNonprofits’ “How to Start a Nonprofit” webinar Thursday, February 11th!

California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is offering a 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.

The webinar will 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

Alternatives to incorporating as a nonprofit

WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2016

12:00pm1:00pm

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

Register now!

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

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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How Much Do Nonprofits Pay Their Staff?

All nonprofit organizations need current, local compensation data in order to hire and keep the best people for their team. CNM’s Compensation and Benefits Survey is Southern California’s only tool for nonprofit salary assessment – and it’s created by you.

Participate today and save $200 on the digital or print report that comes out in May: www.cnmsocal.org/cb.

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Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2016

Do you or someone you know need help with saving, budgeting and debt management?

Earl Martin 1JRP volunteer and Chartered Financial Analyst Earl Yaokasin (www.mywealtharch.com) will teach a 4-week course on all Saturdays of February (Feb 5, 12, 19, 26) at  held at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101.

Last year’s students were able to increase their income and decrease their expenses. We have students who were promoted, and earned extra income outside of their jobs. We also have students who have cut their cable, and switched cell phone providers. Some students have paid off car loans, credit cards and one of them is now completely debt free.

There is no cost to the program and zero sales pitches. If interested, please send Earl a  message to reserve your seat: earl@mywealtharch.com.

 

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