Previous Speakers and Resources

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2018 – 2019 Speakers

Jan Masaoka CalNonprofitsNov. 7: Jan Masaoka, Chief Executive Officer of the California Association of Nonprofits, discussed an unconventional view of how to understand and lead effective boards. See her writing on boards on Blue Avocado.Pasadena Cimmunity Foundation Circle Logo

Many thanks to the Pasadena Community Foundation for sponsoring this event and to the Pasadena Senior Center for donating the Scott Pavilion as the venue!

Police Interim Chief John-E-PerezOct: A robust conversation with Pasadena Police Interim Chief John Perez, who talked about trends in public safety and law enforcement and how nonprofits can productively interact with the police, whether to improve public safety, be a voice for marginalized populations or shed light on community issues. Please contact VP of Membership Rebecca Mitchell ( to receive a copy of the meeting notes.

2017 – 2018 Speakers

June: Leadership in Self Care, Resilience, and Organizational Agility

Speaker: Sheri Bonner (Planned Parenthood Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley). Please contact VP of Membership Rebecca Mitchell ( to receive a copy of the presentation.

March and April: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity Panel (2-part series)

Speakers: Jorge Camarena (Journey House), Brenda Castillo-Nogales (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Allen Edson (NAACP), and LaWayne Williams (Tournament of Roses)

Meeting notes with some ideas and resources are at

February: Nonprofit Advocacy

Speaker: Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, California Association of Nonprofits

See CalNonprofits’ resources for how nonprofits can advance their missions through advocacy at

January: Networks and Collaborations

Speaker: Linda Fowells, Community Partners

See Community Partners’ definitive book and other resources on networks and collaborations at

November 2017: Networks and Collaborations

Speaker: Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Young & Healthy

October 2017: Networking with Businesses

Speaker: Paul Little, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce


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