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Digest for November 7, 2008

Digest Contents:

PDX 501 Tech Club--Net Tuesday: Nonprofit Tech Extravaganza
BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE
Fundraiser for NWPM at Cafe Reese in NW Pdx
Join us for an Oregon Wild Celebration! Nov. 14
Naturescaping Workshop at East Mulnomah SWCD office - FREE!
West Side Naturescaping Workshop - Tryon Creek State Park - 11/16
Site Planning Workshop at METRO
Human Services Continuing Education Courses at PSU
Open House, PSU, Learn how to run, fund, lead nonprofits & volunteer programs
Celebrate the solar Samhain with Starhawk
Annual Sitka Art Invitational for Art and Science Teachers
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Art Show at World Forestry Center
Salmon Speaking and Tasting Event at Ecotrust
Bi-Lingual (Eng/Span) Chemical Dependency Counselor in Washington County
Service Coordinator II position open in Hillsboro
Mental Health Therapist in Tigard
Housing Specialist in Tigard
Associate Teacher, Friendly House, Inc.
Office and Membership Administrator
Mentor Coordinator - Student Mentors Into Latino Excellence/Oregon Leadership Institute - Sociology
Fiscal Specialist
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Farm Youth Volunteer Mentor
Participate in Clark County Agricultural Survey
Beautiful True Nature: The Earth-Path of Sustainable Leadership
Class Teaches How to Write a Business Plan
Ready to Rent Instructor Training Coming in December
TACS Workshop: The New Form 990

Events

PDX 501 Tech Club--Net Tuesday: Nonprofit Tech Extravaganza

WHEN: Wednesday November 19, 2008 at 5:30pm

WHERE: Lucky Lab beer hall, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland, Oregon

RSVP: on Upcoming http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1286350

Nonprofit Tech Extravaganza! is a chance to introduce the new ideas and hopes of two non-profit-meets-net-tech organizations, Net Tuesday and 501 Tech Club. We're joining forces to create a series of events, twice a month, to better outfit non-profits with various web-tech. No longer will you learn about a tool only to leave confused about where to begin.

And this Wednesday we're going to dedicate our meetup to a party of sorts to help us determine what it is you would like to know and learn... and how much you're willing to learn.

The basic idea is this: Net Tuesday presents introductory information, case studies and basic uses of tools. Shortly thereafter, 501 Tech Club has a hands-on class about that tool, demonstrating how to use it and driving further engagement.

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BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE

Please join BroadArts, along with twenty extraordinary women and two terrific men-- community organizers, neighbors, artists and friends--at the BroadArts Visionary Salons. Each Salon features four speakers of diverse experience, tradition and organizational affinity. Interspersed are songs and monologues performed by BroadArts Theatre, illuminating the issues and topics of the speakers. After the speakers, BroadArts initiates the conversation between you, the audience and community speakers about how we each personally and organizationally contribute to a better future for Portland and in our world.

Sun Nov. 9: Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy 5-8 pm Theme: Arts, Peace & Justice, Community Building

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Fundraiser for NWPM at Cafe Reese in NW Pdx

On Monday,  November 17, 7am -9pm

Café Reese will generously donate 20% of all proceeds to the Northwest Portland Ministries Food for Kids Backpack Program.

(This project provides backpacks of snacks & healthy food each week to students most in need at Chapman Elementary School.)

~ Please make this a successful fundraiser by dining in or taking out at Café Reese  at 1037 NW 23rd Ave.  Café Reese is an espresso, wine and beer bar with a menu of soup, salad and sandwiches.

THANK YOU!

Please Note:  As of 11/10/2008 NWPM has moved our offices:

Northwest Portland Ministries 2701 NW Vaughn, Suite 102 Portland OR 97210 Main Phone: 503-221-1224

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Join us for an Oregon Wild Celebration! Nov. 14

Oregon Wild Celebration - an annual party and benefit

Friday, November 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Keen Footwear Headquarters 926 NW 13th Avenue, Suite 210, Portland

Purchase your tickets on our website www.oregonwild.org

Please join us for a celebration that will benefit Oregon Wild efforts to protect and restore the wildlands, wildlife, and waters that make Oregon a special place. This event will feature:

* Guest speaker, Wilderness champion U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, along with Oregon's newest Senator Jeff Merkley (invited)

* The unveiling of our Fourth Annual Outdoor Photo Contest winners

* An outstanding silent auction featuring an Italian villa, fine photography, great outdoor gear and more!

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Naturescaping Workshop at East Mulnomah SWCD office - FREE!

FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop: Find out how to design a landscape that will improve wildlife habitat, save energy and reduce water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution! Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping such as basic project planning & native plant selection. Each participant receives a free native plant to begin their naturescaping journey!

When: Saturday, November 15 from 9am – 1pm

Where: East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, 5211 N Williams Avenue, Portland OR 97217

Cost: Free!

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West Side Naturescaping Workshop - Tryon Creek State Park - 11/16

FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop: Find out how to design a landscape that will improve wildlife habitat, save energy and reduce water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution! Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping such as basic project planning & native plant selection. Each participant receives a free native plant to begin their naturescaping journey!

When: Sunday, November 16 from 1 – 5pm

Where: Tryon Creek State Park, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland 97219

Cost: Free!

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Site Planning Workshop at METRO

An extension of Naturescaping Basics, this workshop gives participants experience with the steps involved in planning a landscape or project. You will learn how to map your property, assess your garden style and needs, do some garden dreaming, and work on a group design scenario. Participants must have attended the Basic Workshop first.

When: Saturday, November 15 from 9am – 1pm

Where: Metro Regional Government, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Cost: Free!

Advanced registration is required: Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events. For more information call 503-935-5368.

Information: Katie Meckes, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District - 503-935-5368

Katie Meckes

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Human Services Continuing Education Courses at PSU

Gender Transition 1: Introduction to Transgender Issues with Reid Vanderburgh, Thurs 8:30am-4 pm Nov 14, 2008

Advanced Supervision for Social Workers: Identifying and Preventing Vicarious Trauma with Wayne Scott, Fri 8:30am-4 pm, Nov 21, 2008

Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis I: An Evidence-Based Psychological Approach for Delusions, Hallucinations, and Paranoia  with Ron Unger Thurs 8:30am-4 pm, Dec 4, 2008

Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis II: When Trauma and Psychosis Mix: an Evidence-Based Cognitive Therapy Approach to  Understanding and Recovery with Ron Unger, Fri 8:30am-4 pm,  Dec 5, 2008

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Open House, PSU, Learn how to run, fund, lead nonprofits & volunteer programs

Please share this with your colleagues & friends ...

What: Open house to learn about our volunteer and nonprofit-related programs at Portland State University

Date: Nov 17

Time: 4 to 5pm

Place: 2nd floor Gallery in the College of Urban & Public Affairs at 506 SW Mill St, Portland.

Questions ahead of time, please feel free to get in touch with me. Cordially, Sharon

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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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Celebrate the solar Samhain with Starhawk

Join Starhawk and friends for a special evening, Friday, November 7 at 7pm, celebrating solar Samhain.

This ceremony, at TLC farm, arises from the life of our community. Starhawk will priestess the spiral dance, but we invite each of you to contribute to this turning of the wheel of the year.

Donations will benefit The City Repair Project; we invite gifts of $10-50 (tax deductible).

Please RSVP to [email protected] No late arrivals.

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Annual Sitka Art Invitational for Art and Science Teachers

LOOK LISTEN REFLECT  at the 15th Annual Sitka Art Invitational: Conversations with Nature

Please join us on Friday, November 14th at the 15th Annual Sitka Art Invitational with your students for a free tour of an inspiring exhibit "Where Art Meets Ecology".  Celebrating 15 years of artistic exploration surrounding art and ecology, the 2008 Sitka Art invitational exhibit is filled with works by Northwest artists expressing what is happening in the environment around us.  Come view up to 500 pieces of art from 100 well-known and emerging regional artists and leave inspired by the variety, talent and abundance of spectacular art.  

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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Art Show at World Forestry Center

"CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE" ART SHOW COMING TO PORTLAND

Northwest art to be featured at the Sitka Art Invitational, November 15-16, 2008

Up to 500 pieces of art, created by 100 talented Northwest artists, and selected by three guest curators, will be on display and for sale at the World Forestry Center's Miller Hall in Portland, Oregon November 15-16 at the Sitka Art Invitational, Conversations with Nature.  In its 15th year, this year's exhibit is the first to present art focused on a central theme. It will include figurative, landscape, abstract, color field and all other genre in all media, inspired by the relationship nature has with sustaining humanity.

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Salmon Speaking and Tasting Event at Ecotrust

The World Affairs Council of Oregon Young Professionals presents: All about Salmon: the International Fish of Mystery!

Did you know that the same species of salmon that swim in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest are also found in Russia and Japan? And that all these salmon end up mixing in that global melting pot, the Gulf of Alaska?

At the "All about Salmon" event, we'll be talking about the cultural importance of salmon in different cultures around the North Pacific, the transboundary issues and treaties among all these countries and the differing sets of challenges salmon face in all all these varied places.

Date and Time: Monday, November 17 at 6:00 pm

Location: Ecotrust Conference Center at 721 NW Ninth Ave, 2nd Floor

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

The Chemical Dependency Counselor is responsible for providing outpatient substance abuse treatment for Spanish-speaking clients including; assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, provision of counseling (individual, family, and group), case management, and coordination of service providers for the assigned caseload.

Salary / Pay Rate:Range starts at $13.00, wage depends upon experience

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

The Service Coordinator II provides case management and supportive counseling of individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness through an emphasis on rehabilitation and recovery.

Salary / Pay Rate:Range starts at $15.00, wage depends upon experience.

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

The Mental Health Therapist works with mentally, emotionally and behaviorally impaired youth populations and provides mental health treatment to youth (ages 16-24). Duties include: conducting comprehensive assessments, developing brief, goal-oriented therapeutic treatment plans, and providing one-on-one counseling.

LifeWorks recognizes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community, and therefore encourages women and men of all cultural backgrounds and ages to apply.

Salary / Pay Rate:Range starts at $15.00, depends upon experience

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

The Supported Housing Specialist participates in a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides intensive mental health treatment, case management and support service to transition age youth in Washington County. The Housing Specialist provides support to adolescents and young adults in obtaining and maintaining independent housing with emphasis on direct skills training.

LifeWorks recognizes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community, and therefore encourages women and men of all cultural backgrounds and ages to apply.

Salary / Pay Rate:Range starts at $13.00, wage depends upon experience

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Associate Teacher, Friendly House, Inc.

Closing Date:  November 19, 2008

Founded in 1930, Friendly House, Inc. is a private, nonprofit neighborhood center and social service agency located in Northwest Portland.  Friendly House Preschool serves children ages 3-5 and their families, who pay on a sliding fee scale or are subsidized through the Oregon Prekindergarten Program (OPK) or City of Portland Children’s Investment Fund.  The preschool is one of five programs at Friendly House.

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Information

organization:City Club of Portland
position summary:

This is a full-time position with a broad set of responsibilities touching on multiple aspects of City Club’s operations. The office and membership coordinator plays a vital role on a highly interdependent team of 4 staff members and hundreds of volunteers. The office and membership administrator reports to the executive director.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I.Office Management 1.Manage system for processing receivables. Routine functions include processing and tracking membership payments, donations, program revenue and other income. 2.Manage system for processing accounts payables. 3.Manage routine personnel functions, including processing payroll and administering employee benefits.

Salary / Pay Rate:$35,000

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Mentor Coordinator - Student Mentors Into Latino Excellence/Oregon Leadership Institute - Sociology

Sociology Student Mentors Into Latino Excellence/Oregon Leadership Institute (S.M.I.L.E./OLI) invites applications for two (0.8-1.0 FTE) Mentor Coordinator positions to begin October 2008. 

Mentor Coordinators will have shared responsibility for delivering an after-school mentoring program for Latino/Hispanic middle and high school students in Portland Public Schools. Each Mentor coordinator will have primary responsibility for supporting and supervising volunteer high school mentors and middle school mentees in a school cluster (one high school and three middle schools). 

Position Requirements

The successful applicant will be expected to have: 

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Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Local Non-Profit is seeking a full time Fiscal Specialist. Looking for an adaptable person to work as a team member in fiscal department. Must have an accounting background, good computer and professional skills.

Visit www.rideconnection.org for application and complete job description. If you have any questions, please contact Josh at 503.528.1726. This position is open until filled.

Salary / Pay Rate:$37,500 - $42,500 DOE, plus benefits (medical, dental, vision and retirement)

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Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

November 6, 2008

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent  youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve.  All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

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Information

organization:Oregon Zoo
position summary:

Part-time, 20 hour per week position. This position performs a variety of technical and administrative duties in support of the Farm Youth Volunteer Mentor program. Participates as part of the team coordinating operation of the Family Farm at the Oregon Zoo. Duties include recruiting Farm Youth Volunteer program participants (school year interns & summer ZooTeen volunteers); assisting with the creation of training materials and recruitment activities, and making presentations.

Salary / Pay Rate:14.17 per hour

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Nonprofit News

Participate in Clark County Agricultural Survey

We are in a very critical time in regards to our local farmland. Please take a minute to answer the online survey, the more feedback we get the better the proposal will be.  

Clark County is one of eight counties in Western Washington currently working to develop a farmland preservation program in cooperation with the Washington State Conservation Commission. After meeting through the spring and summer, a local advisory committee has drafted 24 strategies intended to protect opportunities to pursue commercial and non-commercial agriculture. These strategies are now available for public review and comment through November 17.  

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Q & A

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Trainings

Beautiful True Nature: The Earth-Path of Sustainable Leadership

You know the Earth and its people need your wisdom as never before, and you want to lead from a deeper connection to the Earth. So--what would more sustainable leadership look like?

This class will focus on developing your communication, project management and conflict resolution for more effective and powerful leadership in your organization and in your own life.

How does the Earth come into the process? Discover how the Earth influences and guides us! Discover the internal guidance system you were born with.

Draw on traditional and contemporary practices as a powerful basis for knowing how best to behave, how to choose, and literally which way to turn in any circumstance. Learn to operate from an Earth-based groundedness that keeps life simple.

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Class Teaches How to Write a Business Plan

Write a Business Plan PAINLESSLY  

Tuesdays, November 11 and 18, 6:00-8:30, $85 fee 

Collage: 4429 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR 97206

The new year is a perfect time to grow or clarify your business with a business plan. Writing a plan is also a good way to “practice” a business idea you’re considering. This two week class provides templates, in-class writing activities, an overview of Portland’s small business resources, and feedback from a supportive group of peers. Week one focuses on your company mission and overview (including goals and objectives) and week two covers marketing and financials. Leave with a draft business plan and renewed clarity and confidence.

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Ready to Rent Instructor Training Coming in December

Winter is coming, so don't let your clients be left out in the cold...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held December 16-18.

The Ready to Rent curriculum provides housing readiness skills to people who have had past rental difficulties, have participants establish an action plan for becoming a successful renter and, upon completion, receive a Ready to Rent Certificate which is recognized by many housing providers and landlords as a compensating factor to some negative rental history.

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TACS Workshop: The New Form 990

Presenter: Terry Miller, Director of Client Services, Leventhal Kline Management of Oregon

Beginning January 2008, the new Form 990 became a reality.

No need to panic! Join Terry Miller, dynamic national trainer on tax exemption issues, for an in depth look at the implications of the new 990 for your nonprofit.

In this full day workshop, Terry will review each section of the form, and schedules of interest to small and mid-size tax exempt organizations.

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Volunteering

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