Jericho Road Lowell

Jericho Road Lowell is our flagship site, established in 2003. Since its founding, JRP's Lowell program has recruited more than 200 volunteers and 5 corporate partners and engaged them in more than 275 collaborations with 86 different client organizations, delivering over 7,500 hours of technical assistance to Lowell. In 2008, Jericho Road Project delivered an estimated 2,000 hours of professional services and $538,000 in services and goods to Lowell for an ROI of 5:1. Through involvement with Jericho Road, volunteer suburban professionals build enduring relationships, a deeper understanding of the needs of inner city communities, and an appetite to promote social and economic opportunity in other communities.

Jericho Road Lowell (JRL) helps nonprofit organizations in Lowell perform better at both at the strategic and operational levels via the following services:

•  Skills-Based Volunteering: Through a process that matches the skills and experience of volunteer professionals with the capacity-building needs of Lowell nonprofits, Jericho Road offers customized services that help our clients overcome challenges and plan for the future. JRL volunteers apply their expertise in such areas as strategic planning, capital campaigns, marketing, fundraising, technology planning, and legal consultation.

The Leadership Connection: Addresses nonprofit needs for new board members who have the leadership skills to govern and inspire the Lowell nonprofit community. We recruit, train and match professionals to serve on Lowell nonprofit boards.

Healthy Board Development: Through this service JRL collaborates with selected nonprofit boards to provide training and coaching tailored to address their specific needs, and assist them in identifying and following through on board priorities. The goal of the HBD initiative is to maximize board performance so that the mission of the organization survives and thrives.

•  Board Diversity Initiative: New in 2013, JRL has developed an initiative to assist nonprofits in Lowell in diversifying their boards and creating a culture of inclusion. Through recruiting, training and matching culturally diverse individuals to Lowell nonprofit boards, Jericho Road is working to diversify nonprofit leadership to better reflect the culture and priorities of the clients and community they serve.

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