What we do
Jericho Road Pasadena's mission is to bridge communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.
Skills-based volunteerism: Since 2010, we have connected volunteer experts with nonprofits that offer critical services to underserved residents in their communities. By meeting the internal needs of these nonprofits free of charge – from strategic planning to marketing and IT – nonprofit staff can focus on stronger delivery of services, thereby building better communities. JRP follows a seven-step match-making and project management process that defines clear outcomes for the nonprofit and matches the right volunteer to the nonprofit’s need. Projects range from one-time consultations to year-long projects, and might be executed by one volunteer or a team.
Board Training and Placement: We launched The Leadership Connection (TLC), a board training and placement program, in 2015 and offer it annually. TLC provides 9 hours of training in being a good nonprofit board member, then places trainees on boards in the greater Pasadena community. The next TLC class will be Tuesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, location TBD.
TLC is a win-win- win:
- nonprofits benefit by getting new, qualified board members, which is a huge need in the community
- business leaders benefit by engaging in their community personally, sharing their time and talents as a nonprofit board member
- businesses benefit by demonstrating their commitment to the community through substantive service
If you are interested in giving your professional skills or joining a nonprofit board, please contact JRP Executive Director Melanie Goodyear at email@example.com or 626-714-7234.