Category Archives: Volunteers

Information for current or prospective volunteers.

Creating a Thought Partnership

Friends in Deed, one of Pasadena’s truly historic nonprofits, began back in 1894.  Their goal is to help alleviate the effects of poverty in the Pasadena community by providing clients with food, shelter in inclement weather, and a safe place … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Meet Matt & Moe

Matt is the executive director of Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, an organization that helps homeless families in the community. Moe is a volunteer who wanted to use his web development skills to help nonprofits. Together they were able to create and launch a new website for Family Promise in just 2 months!  Continue reading

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Building Nonprofit Boards

Maintaining a strong board of directors is a challenging but crucial piece of good nonprofit management. JRP launched The Leadership Connection (TLC) in Oct. 2015, to train potential board members and place them on local boards. JRP volunteer Bret Schaefer, … Continue reading

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‘Nonprofit’ Isn’t Our Business Model

As a wise colleague from the Center for Nonprofit Management says “Nonprofit is our tax status, not our business model.” Nonprofits’ bottom line is about making the world a better place, not about the money we raise or earn, but … Continue reading

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Good Stress and Bad Stress

You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. There will never be more hours in the day and your work responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control over stress than you might think. Stress management … Continue reading

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2016 Must-Have Fashion Item

Do you have a JRP tshirt yet? OK, it may not be the ‘it’ item to have for 2016, but it is a token of our thanks to volunteers, donors and the nonprofits that we support. So if you don’t … Continue reading

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Learning about Developmental Disabilities

Our society has made great strides in understanding developmental disabilities like autism, and supporting people with disabilities. But there is still a lot of discovery of good techniques to help people with disabilities maximize their potential and to educate people … Continue reading

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