Monthly Archives: November 2012

New JRP Project: Web Development for Pasadena Village

Volunteer web developers are in short supply; JRP receives many requests for help in updating nonprofits’ websites, and we’re not always able to find the right person. But Pasadena Village (www.pasadenavillage.org) has good web karma, as we’ve found 2 IT … Continue reading

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Marketing Project for Collective Voice Completed

In May, I wrote about a new project helping Collective Voices (www.collectivevoices.org) with a marketing strategy. One of the biggest lesson learned during this project is to focus marketing. Many nonprofits want to get the word out to everyone in their … Continue reading

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New JRP Project: Curriculum Design

JRP’s most common projects are in marketing, information technology and fundraising / finance. So curriculum design is a new adventure for us. I’ve written previously about LifeNotes Edutainment (thesafetygirls.com), a young program that educates kids about safety, nutrition, and other … Continue reading

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Thank You!

I just finished reading “365 Thank Yous” by John Kralik (www.365thankyounotes.com), who happens to be a local author. The book was lovely and inspiring: a simple story of how expressing thanks transformed his life. Because I can’t say it enough, … Continue reading

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New JRP Project: Financial Systems for VYMA

I posted several months ago about VYMA (www.vyma.org), which provides music education for kids in San Gabriel Valley and along the 210 corridor. They have a variety of services, including a music education program in Pasadena based on Venezuela’s very … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

JRP wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers. You do so much substantive, impactful work in our community and we give thanks for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Rise of Skilled Volunteerism

Many nonprofits and businesses still don’t understand how skilled volunteerism works and why it can be so powerful. Read a great article about making the world a better place here.

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