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Digest for September 5, 2008

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Looking for folks who have just launched a nonprofit or are about to do so!
Community for Peace Sing-Along Concert Sept 11 7pm FREE
Explore Media & Advertising at Portland MOGO's Next Meeting
Six Child and Family Therapist Positions Available
Development Director with SMART
Post-Adoption Clinician
Please post this job announcement for Habitat for Humanity
SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator - Lent School
FT Program Coordinator Position, Environmental Health
Television/Video Production Company Wants to Donate Their Services
New OMSI Podcast: Instinct
SOLV-Stream Team Captain Training
Worry-Free Advocacy
FREE training for Social Workers (NASW-approved CEUs available)
Volunteer Needed for HIV/AIDS Resource Library

Events

Looking for folks who have just launched a nonprofit or are about to do so!

Looking for folks who have just launched a nonprofit or are about to do so!

Launching an organization into the wider world can be daunting or confusing, but it doesn't have to be so. Not if you learn from other people's experiences.

On September 12th and 13th "From Side Project to Startup" will be a Free conference focused on helping ideas and what-ifs emerge into the business world.  Nonprofits are businesses as much as any for-profit entity. Board members and staff of nonprofits will find this conference to be very useful, and with the "unconference" format,  there will be many opportunities for discussion on content specific to the nonprofit sector.

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Community for Peace Sing-Along Concert Sept 11 7pm FREE

BroadArts Theatre, Portland Oregon's award winning social justice theatre company, and St. Francis of Assisi Church, a peace and justice community, are hosting a free Community for Peace Sing-Along Concert on Thursday, Sept 11, 2008, in the sanctuary of the St. Francis of Assisi Church, corner of SE 12th Avenue and Pine Streets, 2 blocks north of Stark. The free all-ages sing-along concert begins at 7:00 PDT.

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Explore Media & Advertising at Portland MOGO's Next Meeting

You're invited to join us at Portland MOGO's next meeting, Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm at Cascadia Commons (4377 SW 94th Avenue) where we'll be exploring the power and influence of media and advertising. Come join us for some lively discussion and fun activities. Be sure to bring your own views and ideas! For more information, email Marsha at [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

Six Child and Family Therapist Positions Available

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need

Who We Are:

LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Through recognized, culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services, our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment—benefiting children, teens and families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

Benefits include:

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Development Director with SMART

Dynamic statewide non-profit is seeking a team-oriented Director of Development to be a part of the successful SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program. 

Must have a passionate commitment to helping Oregon’s children read, and experience in managing development and marketing programs including major gifts, public and private grants, planned gifts, annual giving, events and promotions, and cause-marketing partnerships.

The Director of Development is responsible for creating a vision and plan for SMART’s development and marketing programs, and for providing leadership to ensure their effective implementation.

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Post-Adoption Clinician

Are you interesting in working for a healthy, growing non-profit?

Post Adoption Clinician – 20 hours per week with benefits.

Provide services for infant adoption program within multiple program agency. Coordinates and provides services to all members of the adoption triad including adoptees, birthparents and adoptive parents who have completed adoptions with Boys & Girls Aid.

Previous experience in adoption services and/or knowledge of adoption practices and relevant laws and regulations is highly desirable. Clinical skills are necessary to serve eligible clients seeking assistance in search and reunion with sensitivity, confidentiality, and accuracy.

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Please post this job announcement for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Family Services Coordinator  

Position Summary: The Family Services Coordinator is responsible for recruitment and selection of HFH Portland Metro East homeowners. 

S/He is responsible for mobilizing volunteers to help facilitate this process.  S/He must possess integrity, imagination, and mature judgment, as well as excellent administrative, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

Strong belief in Habitat for Humanity’s Mission a must.  Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience required. Experience with diverse cultures and fluency in a second language preferred. 

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SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator - Lent School

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

JOB SUMMARY: The Parent Engagement Coordinator works under the supervision of the SUN Site Supervisor and will oversee and coordinate efforts to involve and engage parents at Lent. Primary responsibilities include working with the entire SUN team and school to outreach to parents, provide opportunities for involvement and develop ways to further engage parents in the school.

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FT Program Coordinator Position, Environmental Health

About the Organization:  Josiah Hill III Clinic’s (JHC) mission is to protect children from environmental hazards and promote community action for healthy homes.  JHC is grassroots community-based organization that works in collaboration to create healthy and safe homes for Portland Metro Area families.  The organization is unique in that it utilizes trained volunteers and community leaders to provide environmental health education, blood lead testing, and healthy home check-ups. 

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Nonprofit News

Television/Video Production Company Wants to Donate Their Services

World Video Productions is a professional television and video production company based in Portland. We would like to donate our services to one Oregon or Washington non-profit organization who is in need of video production.

Our services include but are not limited to: Website video presentations, video podcasts, DVD production, documentaries, television commercials.

If you are a non-profit organization or know of one who needs a video or television project, please contact Rick at [email protected] with details of the project. We will chose one project to creatively guide from conception to completion including shooting and editing.

Please visit www.worldvideoproductions.com to view samples of our work.

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New OMSI Podcast: Instinct

New OMSI Podcast: Instinct

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

How do ducks know to swim in a row?

How do spiders know how to spin webs as soon as they hatch?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

Why shouldn't we put nuclear waste in a volcano?

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Q & A

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Trainings

SOLV-Stream Team Captain Training

BE A STREAM TEAM CAPTAIN

SOLV’s Team Up for Watershed Health and Tree For All have a program that provides an opportunity for volunteers to become more involved in watershed restoration at the leadership level. Volunteers receive watershed training in return for helping lead volunteer events at Team Up and Tree For All sites.

Please join us on September 16th, 18th and 20th (you must attend all three) at Metro (600 NE Grand Ave, Portland). Upon completion of this training, Stream Team Captains will lead Team Up and Tree For All events involving planting native species, invasive plant removal, native plant identification, mulching and watering.

Register by September 12th. Contact Rhyan ([email protected]). 

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Worry-Free Advocacy

Last day to get discount on advocacy training!   Today is the last day to get a $20 discount for the Worry-Free Advocacy Training on September 18 in Portalnd.  

The workshop will explore matters such as: What is lobbying and how much can our 501(c)(3) lobby? What types of election-related activity can our 501(c)(3) engage in? How can 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s and labor unions work together?

Lawyers can earn 5.25 Oregon General CLE credits.

The Details Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008   Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union, Room 026  

To register, click http://www.afj.org/for-nonprofits-foundations/workshops-and-events/worry-free-or.html.  

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FREE training for Social Workers (NASW-approved CEUs available)

Are you interested in FREE training, FREE CEUs, and FREE lunch?

Do you ever have questions about adoption? Do you know the current Oregon Law? Understanding Infant Adoption is a nationally accredited training that is designed to help professionals working with pregnant women/teens (or women/teens who may become pregnant) discuss adoption as an option.

This training provides education about, not advocacy for, the adoption option. Topics include adoption law and practice in Oregon, special issues in counseling teens, birthfather rights and responsibilities, and non-directive, noncoercive counseling techniques. NASW-approved CEUs for social workers are available.

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Volunteering

Volunteer Needed for HIV/AIDS Resource Library

Medical Teams International is looking for a volunteer to help organize an HIV/AIDS resource library. We have a large collection of HIV/AIDS and community health information, and we're seeking a volunteer who can help label and organize the materials into a library that can be used by our staff and volunteers internationally.

The schedule is flexible: 3-4 hours per week. The project will probably take 6-12 months.

Qualifications:

- Some knowledge of community health or familiarity with HIV/AIDS technical materials.

- Proficiency with Word and Excel. (Knowledge of Access would be a bonus!)

- Ability to work independently.

You'll have the chance to work with our top-notch Technical Services staff and volunteers.

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