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Read About Jan Masaoka, our Keynote Speaker at the Nonprofit Conference October 30th

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Jan Masaoka is CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide policy alliance of nonprofits speaking to government, philanthropy, and the public at large.

CalNonprofits' is currently conducting the first-ever economic impact study of California's nonprofit sector, to be released August 1 in Los Angeles at its annual convention. Jan is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations with particular emphasis on boards of directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. Her books include Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone), Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, co-author (Jossey Bass) and The Nonprofit's Guide to HR (Nolo Press). Jan founded and publishes Blue Avocado magazine, often described as the second-best read publication in the nonprofit sector.

Prior to CalNonprofits and Blue Avocado, she served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Nonprofit Times in 2003. She is an eight-time designee as one of the "Fifty Most Influential" people in the nonprofit sector nationwide.

Corporate Partner Appreciation

Mdt -logo -hdThis month, we spotlight Medtronic who has supported the Volunteer Center for many years. We feel very lucky to be partnering with a company that values their mission just as much we do.

Medtronic picMedtronic's mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

Over a half-century later, the Mission continues to serve as an ethical framework and an inspirational goal for our employees around the world.


For Medtronic, the Volunteer Center gives our employees an opportunity to live the sixth tenet of the Medtronic Mission – to maintain good citizenship as a company. We continue to see the Volunteer Center as strong partner for philanthropy in our community.


Thank you Medtronic for your continued support of the Volunteer Center.


Pictured above: Mr. Stint, Sr. Director - Human Resources Deborah Yount, Happy Heart & Lucy the Goat.