A Perfect Fit

Feb 26, 2017

Text courtesy of Jericho Road Pasadena:

This is a story of how Joyce Wedseltoft was able to pursue her passion while making the Pasadena community a little bit stronger.

Joyce, recently retired, wanted to find a way to give back, particularly in the Arts community. Joyce spoke with Melanie Goodyear, the Executive Director of JRP, and Melanie recommended she sign up for a Nonprofit Board training program, organized annually by Jericho Road, called The Leadership Connection (TLC).

The Leadership Connection, which consists of 3 sessions, was developed and presented by Mitch Dorger and Judy Plunkett, two experts in the nonprofit field. Joyce attended the training in late 2015, along with 9 other participants, and she learned how a strong Nonprofit Board should function, and how to be an effective Board member. “Mitch and Judy were extremely knowledgeable and the presentation was an excellent way to share their expertise.”



JRP just finished the second TLC class for potential board members, training 10 people who will soon be matched with a local nonprofit board. Many thanks to this dedicated group of people and to Mitch Dorger and Judy Plunkett for teaching the class. If you might be interested in serving on a board, but don’t know where to start, contact Melanie or Beth at 626-714-7234.

In our first 7 years, Jericho Road Pasadena has provided over 10,000 hours of pro bono time, worth over $900,000, all free to nonprofit clients.



If your nonprofit needs help in the following areas, please give JRP a call. We have volunteers with these skill sets that are waiting for a new project.

  • Accounting
  • Assessment / evaluation
  • Board development
  • Business Development / business planning
  • Business systems / organizational efficiency
  • Conflict resolution / mediation
  • Data management
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing / communications
  • Professional coaching
  • Project management
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Strategic planning
  • Technical writing
  • Training / instructional design
  • Writing


Editor’s note: JRP volunteers have helped with grant research for Fire Family Foundation, been involved with fundraising planning for Friends in Deed, offered customer service strategies for Kidspace and web development for the Embroiders’ Guild, reviewed bylaws for National Alliance on Mental Illness, and produced web content for Shepherd’s Door.


Jericho Road Pasadena, 75 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena 91105. Tel: 1.626.714.7234. Email:






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