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Digest for October 9, 2008

Digest Contents:

Impact of the Economy on Parks - Citywide Parks Team, 10/16/ 08
A conference to address Oregon's urban rural relations
Mushrooms and Medicinals!
Employment Specialist Job Posting for LifeWorks NW
Position Available at NAYA Family Center - Accountant
Office Manager
Bookkeeper
Bookkeeper
Available Position at Neighborhood House - Outreach Asst.
Director of Development
Oct 20 Events with FCC Commissioner in Portland regarding digital transition
Shelving and storage units needed
Yoga Calm for Children: Teacher Workshop Scholarships
Free training for case managers, counselors, and social workers
Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Nonprofit
Volunteer this Saturday in your community with SOLV
Help Fight Poverty in Your Community!

Events

Impact of the Economy on Parks - Citywide Parks Team, 10/16/ 08

Portland Citywide Parks Team Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Portland Building, Forest Park Room, 13th Floor 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

Topic:   Impact of the Economy on PP&R's 2009-10 Budget Guest:  Fred Kowell, Finance Manager               Portland Parks & Recreation

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A conference to address Oregon's urban rural relations

Please join us for the "Toward One Oregon" conference on November 14th.  Many of your colleagues have been involved in the development of this program. We are working closely with other Oregon universities on addressing relations between urban and rural Oregon.  http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/towardoneoregon2008-

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Mushrooms and Medicinals!

Join The Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies on our October field trips. We'll be hunting edible mushrooms and discussing healing plants out in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Our classes are priced on a sliding scale so as to be affordable to low-income and non-profit workers. If you or your organization are interested in a specialized class, please let us know! We'd be delighted to work with you.

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Jobs & Internships

Employment Specialist Job Posting for LifeWorks NW

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.

About LifeWorks NW:

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

Job Description:

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Position Available at NAYA Family Center - Accountant

The NAYA Family Center is hiring an Accountant within the Department of Finance and Administration. The Accountant will work as a lead member of the Finance team to ensure that the agency meets reporting and compliance requirements while operating efficiently and with thorough internal controls. Please share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested. For a full position description and application instructions, please visit:

http://www.nayapdx.org/about/jobs/Accountant%2010_1_08.pdf

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Information

organization:Bradley-Angle House
position summary:

Can you picture yourself at the hub of a great team of people engaged in program, fiscal/administration, and fund development activities all committed to ending domestic violence in our community? Then you should apply for the position of Office Manager at Bradley-Angle House (BAH).

The Office Manager is a key partner in the organizational functions of BAH. Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the OM performs a broad range of administrative, human resource, payroll and financial support functions, information technology (IT) related functions, and support for our development office.

Are you skilled in these areas? Can you help develop even stronger protocols and procedures so the work of the Office Manager is clearly understood and passed on to others?

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary Range: $14.00-16.00per hour (DOE)

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Information

organization:Springboard Innovation
position summary:

A growing Portland-based nonprofit is searching for a professional with significant experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management for budget development assistance and monthly bookkeeping.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and date of availability to anna AT springboardinnovation.org by October 16, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We will carefully review your materials and contact applicants of interest to set up an interview.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Bookkeeper

A growing Portland-based nonprofit is searching for a professional with significant experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management for budget development assistance and monthly bookkeeping. Compensation TBD.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and date of availability to anna AT www.springboardinnovation.org by October 16, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We will carefully review your materials and contact applicants of interest to set up an interview.

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Available Position at Neighborhood House - Outreach Asst.

Neighborhood House, Inc.

Available Position Parenting Program 

Outreach Assistant:  Hours Vary - Up to 12 hours a week. Non Exempt.  

Hourly Range: $10.25- $12.20  

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Information

organization:Alaska Conservation Foundation
position summary:

Alaska Conservation Foundation is seeking a seasoned professional with substantial experience to lead our development effort. We recognize the potential for persons with proven development experience below the director level to succeed in this role. A high degree of energy, proven experience in fundraising, and enthusiasm for conservation in Alaska are clear requisites for success. For full position description and required qualifications, visit www.akcf.org

To Apply: Please provide a cover letter outlining your interest and experience and a resume relevant for this position. Submissions must be submitted by email to [email protected] Receipt of submission will be confirmed by the Foundation.

Deadline:

Salary / Pay Rate:$65,000-$100,000 depending on experience.

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Nonprofit News

Oct 20 Events with FCC Commissioner in Portland regarding digital transition

Dear Friends, Community Leaders, and Editors,

On behalf of the Oregon Alliance to Reform Media, I am sending this timely news release. Please publish in the next edition, include on your websites and blogs, and feel free to share this widely immediately.

In consultation with Oregon ARM, I am also seeking additional community partners to join us in educating our various constituencies about getting our televisions ready by February for the transition to digital. Do know just having a cable service may not be enough. Please write or call me as soon as convenient, and I will send a summary of what needs to be done between Oct. 20 2008 and February 2009.

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Q & A

Shelving and storage units needed

We are a small nonprofit preschool in Beaverton in need of shelving units and/or cabinets to store our supplies and manipulatives. Does anyone have extra storage they can donate to us? If so please contact Angie @ [email protected] Thank you so much. Angie Karel Preschool Teacher

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Trainings

Yoga Calm for Children: Teacher Workshop Scholarships

Integrated Approach to Wellness 1 Workshop

with Lynea Gillen, MS and Jim Gillen, RYT

March 14-15; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lewis & Clark College, SW Portland

$215 workshop; $30 Textbook fee; $55 PSU Graduate credit

($100 scholarships available for CNRG members!)

Info/Register: www.yogacalm.org

Yoga Calm is an innovative child education method that reduces stress, improves self-control, and develops social/emotional skills. It's good for children and you too!

Workshop is for school teachers, counselors, occupational therapists, yoga teachers, nurses and adults who work with children.

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Free training for case managers, counselors, and social workers

Are you interested in free training, free CEUs, and a free meal? Do you work with clients who are pregnant or who may become pregnant? If so, this training is for you!

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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Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Nonprofit

Date: October 17, 2008

Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Ecotrust Conference Center- Portland, Oregon

Cost: $25.00

Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) Nonprofit Member Fee: $22.50 - Find out more about NAO!

Register: REGISTER Online or by Phone: 503.239.4001

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Volunteering

Volunteer this Saturday in your community with SOLV

Volunteer this Saturday in your community with SOLV

Join SOLV and roughly 2,000 volunteers at over 50 project sites in Washington County and East Multnomah County on Saturday, October 11th from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will plant thousands of native plants and bulbs, remove litter and graffiti, enhance school grounds, and work to restore wetlands and streams in an effort to restore and enhance their communities. We gave two projects in particular that need volunteers, the Bauman Park in the Raleigh Hills area and LL Stub Stewart State Park in the Western Washington County town of Buxton.

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Help Fight Poverty in Your Community!

Last year, in Oregon 240+ volunteers helped 16,172 taxpayers receive $12.4 million in federal tax returns. There are still millions more we can put in the hands of Oregonians – and needs volunteers like you to help us do it by providing free tax services.

WHY VOLUNTEER - Help fight poverty – tax return dollars go directly to those who need it - Volunteer in your community – more than 50 locations where you can serve - Get Continuing Education Credits - Learn how to prepare and file taxes – train with a group or online - Enjoy flexible hours and a fun volunteer atmosphere

HOW TO VOLUNTEER Tax-Filing Season begins February 2, 2009. Contact CASH Oregon/AARP Tax-Aide NOW for information on your free training. Join our volunteer team today!

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