Pasadena Executive Roundtable Brings Special Speaker to Pasadena

Published : Friday, October 19, 2018 | 4:41 AM

Left: Jan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonProfits / Right: Members of the Executive Roundtable at recent meeting

Jan Masaoka, Chief Executive Officer of the California Association of Nonprofits, will give a special presentation to area non-profit leaders on November 7, 2018 to discuss an unconventional view of how to understand and lead effective boards today. Ms. Masaoka will speak at a special meeting of the Pasadena Executive Roundtable which will be open to the public.

“Jan is a bold, visionary non-profit leader who challenges conventional thinking about non-profit efforts today. She talks about issues too few charity leaders pay attention to but we all need to. She’s a nationally recognized writer, researcher and speaker focusing on non-profit business planning, boards of directors today and the role of non-profits in our society,” according to Elizabeth Dever, Executive Director of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House and Chair of the Executive Roundtable. “Our thanks to the Pasadena Community Foundation for sponsoring this event and to the Pasadena Senior Center for donating the Scott Pavilion as the venue.”

Is asking a group of busy people to give their time, talent and treasure to a nonprofit simply unrealistic for the 21st century? What does volunteer governance mean and why do so many nonprofits struggle to create and maintain effective boards? How do we cultivate leadership that is engaged not only in organizations, but are advocates for causes, communities and social change?

Roundtable members attend for free; $10 for non-members. Interested individuals should RSVP at

The Pasadena Executive Roundtable is an informal consortium of local nonprofit executive directors who meet to discuss leadership and management issues of common concern and hear presentations by speakers of interest. The Steering Committee is composed of Elizabeth Dever, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House; Melanie Goodyear, Jericho Road; Rebecca Mitchell, Hoving Home; Cindy Bengtson, Leadership Pasadena; and Tim Mayworm, Journey House.


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