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Digest for September 10, 2008

Digest Contents:

This Thursday, Sept 11: Coronation of the Collective Heart
Community Peace Sing-Along concert & Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR EMERALD CHARTER SCHOOL
Justice Night at the Movies -- "A Force More Powerful" pt. 1
Advanced Volunteer Management Conference Oct 27-29, at Portland State
Last call for the New Nonprofit Leaders' Boot Camp, Sept 22-26 at Menucha
Everyone deserves a place to call home!
Film: The Great Energy Revolution - Practical Solutions to the Climate Crisis and Peak Oil by Guy Dauncey
Director of Development: Fruit & Flower Child Care Center
Raiser's Edge Database Specialist - Friends of the Children
Free Coaching Services Available for Non-Profit Managers and Employees
Master Vegetarian Training and Veg 101 Classes
Ready to Rent Instructor Training Registration Deadline Extended
An Introduction to LEED for Homes
Residential Lighting Concepts for Builders
What's Green Building?
Sustainable Homes Professional Certification
Volunteer videographer needed for 9/11 public peacemaking ceremony
Volunteers needed for Campaign For Safe Food Tabling Event
Envelope stuffing, supporting conservation and having fun
Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland
Mentor Eastern European Youth
Fun Volunteer Opportunity - Aquifer Adventure
Database Volunteer Needed
Springdale Job Corps needs health occupation speakers!

Events

This Thursday, Sept 11: Coronation of the Collective Heart

Thursday, September 11, 2008 PSU Park Blocks, Portland

Join us in a public ceremony to transform our world into one where our hearts rule!

We can replace the egos we have enthroned with the collectivity of hearts—-human and otherwise. Our hearts know the oneness that can heal our world.

Come join with others, the world over, who are ready to establish heart-centered rule for the highest good for all communities, all people, all life, and all the Earth.

This ceremony is part of a free, public gathering sponsored by Building Cultures of Peace, the national conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain."

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Community Peace Sing-Along concert & Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair

Your friendly neighborhood social-action comedy and music company, BroadArts Theatre, invite you to two free performances this week.

Thursday night, Sept. 11 at 7 pm, we're producing a Community Peace Sing-Along concert, sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi church in Portland on the corner of SE 12th Ave. and Pine Streets, 2 blocks north of Stark.

Saturday we're making our 5th live appearance at the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair, in Esther Short Park in downtown 'Couv, on the main stage, from 1-1:30 pm. http://www.vancouverpeaceandjusticefair.org/

Both events are free and open to the public... Come on out and sing-along for peace!

Love, BroadArts Theatre http://www.broadarts.org/

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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR EMERALD CHARTER SCHOOL

A group of North Portland parents, educators, and business owners have submitted an application to the Portland Public School District to start a charter school in North/Northeast Portland, Emerald Charter School. This organizing group will hold a public informational meeting to share information about the school and to gather community feedback and interest. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center on Saturday, November 22, at 2 PM. This meeting will consist of a 20-30 minute introduction and presentation followed by a question and answer session. Childcare is available upon request. A Spanish interpreter will also be available for the presentation. .

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Justice Night at the Movies -- "A Force More Powerful" pt. 1

Wednesday, Sept 10th, at 7PM, Bridgeport United Church of Christ presents the first segment of *"A Force More Powerful" *-- a 4 part documentary series that explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories - how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.

First in the series is the story of Mohandas Gandhi as he steers a shrewdly strategic, ever-escalating course of “noncooperation” including mass demonstrations, strikes, and the boycott of British goods to eventual independence. Join the community discussion following the film.

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Advanced Volunteer Management Conference Oct 27-29, at Portland State

Remember to reserve your place at this impressive conference ...  "Diving Deeper, Reaching Higher." INPM (Institute for Nonprofit Management), MVVMA (Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association), NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assoc.), and Oregon Volunteers have invited internationally- known volunteer management experts Susan J. Ellis, Rick Lynch, Steve McCurley, Linda Graff, and Martin J. Cowling for timely and relevant topics designed for the experienced manager of volunteers. For more information, go to http://www.oregonvolunteers.org/cms/images/avmcagenda6.08.pdf and to register, go to  www.oregonvolunteers.org

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Last call for the New Nonprofit Leaders' Boot Camp, Sept 22-26 at Menucha

Just a few places left. If you are new (in the last 3 yrs) to nonprofit leadership, please register ASAP for the “New Nonprofit Leaders’ Boot Camp” coming Sept 22-26 at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center.

Topics include (among others) your role as leader, what nonprofit managers need to know about the law, how to handle leadership transitions, financial skills, board of directors, raising resources, making a 90 day plan, coaching & being coached.

For more information on the “New Nonprofit Leaders’ Boot Camp” please go to http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/events or http://www.menucha.org/events/bootcamp/ , or contact [email protected] or 503.725.8221. Spaces are limited.  CEUs and course credit options are available.

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Everyone deserves a place to call home!

ROSE celebrates the Sweet Smell of Success at Sept. 25 Breakfast

On Thursday, Sept. 25, ROSE Community Development Corp. will serve a healthy breakfast to celebrate 16 years of service to Outer Southeast Portland.   Through its affordable housing and social service programs, ROSE helps create a community where everyone can share in the Sweet Smell of Success the theme for this years breakfast.  As this is ROSEs most important fundraising event of the year, we will be celebrating ROSEs good work and the people who are making outer Southeast neighborhoods a great place to live. 

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Film: The Great Energy Revolution - Practical Solutions to the Climate Crisis and Peak Oil by Guy Dauncey

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/content/film-great-energy-revolution-practical-solutions-climate-crisis-and-peak-oil-guy-dauncey

Start: Sep 10 2008 - 7:00pm End: Sep 10 2008 - 9:00pm

Guy Dauncey's lively and optimistic presentation is full of solutions for Peak Oil and climate crisis that are do-able here and now.

After outlining the facts of the situation, he illustrates a myriad of solutions already on the ground--from conservation, efficiency, and proven technologies to renewables, hybrid vehicles, and emerging innovations.

This film is free and open to the public.

Location St. Francis Church Dining Hall 1182 SE Pine Portland, OR

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Jobs & Internships

Director of Development: Fruit & Flower Child Care Center

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Fruit & Flower Child Care Center
position summary:

Fruit & Flower Child Care Center, the state’s oldest child care center, is searching for a dynamic Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for managing all aspects of fundraising for a $1.4 million annual budget as well as the current capital campaign. The Director of Development provides critical support for the vision, mission, and goals of Fruit & Flower Child Care Center. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors, administrative staff, current and former parents and the entire center community. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary commensurate with experience.
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Raiser's Edge Database Specialist - Friends of the Children

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Friends of the Children - Portland, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving high-risk children in our community, has a current opening for a Raiser’s Edge Database Specialist. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organization that gives children an opportunity to realize their unique potential.

If you have two years experience with Raiser's Edge and want to be a part of an organization that is passionate about children, we would love to talk with you.

As Database Specialist you will manage and maintain the integrity of the database and take ownership to:

• Efficiently and accurately process contributions and produce donor acknowledgements.

• Input all donations, generate pledge letters and solicitations.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Coaching Services Available for Non-Profit Managers and Employees

I am offering pro bono coaching to those who might not ordinarily be able to afford coaching services. If you are employed by a non-profit organization and wish to receive coaching services (typically a 4-12 month commitment), please send me a brief description of what you'd like to achieve from partnering with a coach.

I will accept up to 5 pro bono coaching clients, and as needed will make referrals to other skilled coaches within my network who have expressed interested in providing free services specifically to non-profit employees and managers.

Coaching can be a powerful way to help yourself sort through the complex and challenging demands of your life, and to create your unique path to leadership and life success. It would be a true honor to work with you.

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Master Vegetarian Training and Veg 101 Classes

Northwest VEG is offering two great informational series this fall. The Master Vegetarian Program is modeled after the highly successful Master Recycler and Master Gardener programs, and is for people who want to understand all aspects of a vegetarian or plant-based diet. Veg 101 is for people interested in or just starting a vegetarian diet, and includes 6 talks and 6 demonstrations on cooking healthy plant-based meals. See www.nwveg.org.

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Ready to Rent Instructor Training Registration Deadline Extended

Seven slots are available! We have extended the registration date for the Ready to Rent Instuctor Certification Training. If you are interested in one of the seven available spots please call Raina (ASAP)at 503-891-0476 or email [email protected] by September 12. We will reserve spots with an agency PO.

Training will be held September 23-24, 9:00am-4:00pm and September 25, 9:00am-1:00pm. Training will be located at the Portland Housing Center, 3233 NE Sandy Blvd.

Registration fee: $350 for agencies located in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark counties. Fee includes all training materials and continental breakfast. Those located outside the Portland area please call the Ready to Rent national office at 503-891-0476 for fee information.

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An Introduction to LEED for Homes

An Introduction to LEED for Homes September 18, 8 AM - 10 AM

Active LEED for Homes builders differentiate themselves in today’s market with high performance homes that are innovative and resource efficient. This 2-hour session will provide an overview of the LEED for Homes program and how you can incorporate these practices into your current building efforts. Randy Hansell, Program Manager, Senior Green Building Consultant and USGBC Faculty, delivers Certification and Rater Trainings to building industry professionals all over the United States and will present this training.

LOCATION: Earth Advantage, 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97224.

REGISTRATION: FREE, please RSVP. Contact Katie, Education Coordinator, at [email protected]

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Residential Lighting Concepts for Builders

Residential Lighting Concepts for Builders October 23, 2008

This class will begin with the fundamentals of lighting and proceed through technologies, design basics, and residential applications. Included will be a discussion of control options, lamp choices, and practical lighting tips and techniques.

Optimizing energy efficiency while maintaining lighting quality will be emphasized throughout the presentation. You will also have a unique opportunity to view up close demonstrations of color, light distribution patterns, and see lighting equipment.

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Whitney, LC, Lighting Specialist

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What's Green Building?

September 25, 8 AM - 10 AM

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Sustainable Homes Professional Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) program is designed to give participants a deep level of knowledge and understanding regarding sustainable building practices and their implementation on the construction site. This rigorous six-month program includes classroom instruction, field studies, an on-site practicum and a final exam. The course curriculum provides in-depth training of sustainable residential building practices, home certification rating systems, building science fundamentals, integrated design process, HVAC and mechanical systems, health impacts, building materials, energy and water efficiency, and carbon footprints. Each monthly session includes visits to projects under construction, at completion and product manufacturers.

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Volunteering

Volunteer videographer needed for 9/11 public peacemaking ceremony

Circle of the Living Earth-AIWP, a 501(c)3 member of CNRG, has been asked to create a peacemaking ceremony for the Take Back 9.11 for Nonviolence rally this week.

The ceremony, "Coronation of the Collective Heart," will take place at about 4:15 p.m. at the PSU Park Blocks.

In the course of the ceremony the crowd collectively will complete a 100' garland of 500 flowers, raising it to crown the collective heart as sovereign on our planet.

There will be great visuals, and we very much want to document the event in stills and video so we can share it with those who can't be there, and inspire people around the world to take similar action.

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Volunteers needed for Campaign For Safe Food Tabling Event

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility is a local Portland non-profit dedicated to peace, environmental health, global warming, and safe food issues. Our Campaign for Safe Food is focused on raising consumer awareness about genetically engineered foods and specifically recombinant bovine growth hormone. We are currently seeking volunteers to help out at a tabling event at the Komen Health Expo.

Date: September 19th - 20th

Time: Sept. 19th - 10a.m. - 7 p.m., various shifts Sept. 20th - 10 a.m. - 4p.m., various shifts

Location: Oregon Convention Center - 777 NE MLK Blvd.

Duties: Pass out material, answer questions, other tasks as required

If interested, please contact: Gretchen Miller, Project Coordinator (503) 953-6804 [email protected]

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Envelope stuffing, supporting conservation and having fun

Dear CNRG community,

The Gifford Pinchot Task Force is seeking volunteers for a small but very important time commitment (between 2 to 4 hours or as many as you can give!). We have an invitation mailing for our celebration that needs to be conducted and we need help stuffing envelopes and the like. You will enjoy good company, snacks and the knowledge that you are helping support an organization that works to protect the ecosystems and communities of the Central Cascades! Please check out our website at www.gptaskforce.org.

The dates/times volunteers are needed are:

Wednesday September 17th: 4:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday September 18th: 4:30 to 8:30pm

Location: 917 SW Oak St. Suite 418 (near Powell's Book Store)

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Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

 

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a volunteer/tutor?

 

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

 

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help Youth from all over the world.  Volunteers will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth's future.

 

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Mentor Eastern European Youth

Are you interested in learning about other cultures while at the same time helping build a brighter future for the refugee and immigrant youth of Portland?

 

Be a Mentor for teenage guys and girls in our community who have emigrated from Eastern Europe. Provide a voice and support in helping them adjust to a new culture, a new school system, engaging in new peers, a new language, and a new country, all while having to face the same adolescent pressures!

                       

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Fun Volunteer Opportunity - Aquifer Adventure

Ahoy, faithful CNRG-ers! The CSWC's sixth annual Aquifer Adventure is this Saturday the 13th, and we desperately need your help!  We still have 8 empty volunteer slots organizing the docks, running groundwater activities and greeting guests. Aquifer Adventure is our pirate-themed groundwater education event, and it's definitely going to be a good time!  And as a volunteer, you'll get a t-shirt, lunch, snacks, and one eyepatch (two is a bit excessive, yar?). Let me know if you are available to help out! 

Thanks,

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Database Volunteer Needed

Have some expertise with databases & data entry?  The Columbia Slough Watershed Council needs your help!

 

Our contacts list is sadly in need of an update sometime this month.  In exchange for a few hours of your time, we promise a cheerful office environment, effusive thanks, and your choice of a CSWC memorabilia item (what will you choose?  Umbrella? Vest? Wine glasses?).

 

For more information, contact Melissa at [email protected]

 

Thanks!

Melissa Sandoz

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

7040 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97218

503-281-1132

 

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Springdale Job Corps needs health occupation speakers!

Springdale Job Corps is an education and training program for five career paths; culinary arts, health occupations (offering CNA certification), protective services and security, office assistant, and auto body collision and repair. We are located in Troutdale, OR and are funded by the Department of Labor.

In our Health Occupations trade, our students are trained in medical terminology, patient care, and become certified as CNAs. Many continue on to college or further their education as an LPN, RN, etc.

We need speakers - former nurses, naturopaths, acupuncturists, Reiki, dentists, chiropractors, doctors - anyone health related!

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