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Digest for November 13, 2008

Digest Contents:

Community Conversation on thriving during the economic downturn
Fundraiser -Silent Auction- Friday 11/14/08
Volunteers of America Oregon invites you to the New Age of Aging Forum
BroadArts Visionary Salons -- TONIGHT!
Member Services Manager
SUN Site Coordinator III - Beverly Cleary for Portland Impact
FULL TIME LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR
Accountant/Book-keeper
Habitat Restoration Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
Watershed Programs Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
Employee Resource and Referral Specialist
River Network Internship (paid)
Now Accepting Applications: Spring 2009 New Media & Marketing Internship
free 3-ring binders
Ready to Rent Instructor Training...Register Today!
Volunteer For Storytelling Fesitival - Multnomah County Library
Assist Senior Adults with Computers
Envelope Stuff'in Volunteers for the Gifford Pinchot Task Force

Events

Community Conversation on thriving during the economic downturn

Community Conversation on thriving during the economic downturn - Awakenings, 11/20, 7pm

Please JOIN US for a Community Conversation on

THRIVING DURING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

November 20, 7 pm Awakenings Wellness Center 1016 SE 12th Avenue

Several of us have felt called to pull our tribes together to discuss how we can help each other through these challenging times. While we may be excited by the prospect of president-elect Obama taking office in less than two months, we also know that thriving during the years ahead will involve all of us coming together as community to share our resources, our creativity and our strength. Come share and discuss ideas on how we can help each other stay healthy, warm and loved through this time of financial turmoil.

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Fundraiser -Silent Auction- Friday 11/14/08

Please join us!!

Bridges to Independence would like to invite you to our 6th Annual Silent Auction & Wine Tasting FUNDRAISER!

November 14th 2008 Friday night from 6pm to 9pm Auction ends at 8pm

Your $25.00 tax deductible admission includes entry to our silent auction, ability to bid on a variety of wonderful auction items, free wine glass with wine samples included, hors d'oeuvres, live classical music, and the chance to meet staff and clients of a local non-profit organization!

Our Theme: Ode To Green Living Featuring many eco-friendly items for auction.

Wine donated by: Akhil Kapoor Music Performed by: Moltmann Family Duo Catered by: SuMiMa

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Volunteers of America Oregon invites you to the New Age of Aging Forum

Are you caring for an elderly member of your family and would like to know what lies ahead? Do you provide senior services in the community and want to discuss innovative ideas for service delivery? Join us for a dynamic public forum offering fresh perspectives on aging, family caregiving, and a healthy community.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Friends of the Children, 44 NE Morris Street, Portland

Featuring keynote speaker Lee Paton RN PhD, panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and networking opportunities.

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BroadArts Visionary Salons -- TONIGHT!

Please join BroadArts Theatre 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 The BroadArts Band, illuminating the issues and topics of the speakers. Then, we initiate 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.

Thursday, Nov. 13: The Friendly House 2617 NW Savier St 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Environmental issues

Saturday, Nov. 15: Jefferson High School 5210 N Kerby Ave 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Education

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Grantmakers for Education
position summary:

Grantmakers for Education (GFE) is philanthropy's knowledge source for achieving results in education. Its mission is to improve the knowledge, networks and impact of education grantmakers to help them improve student achievement and opportunities.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Member Services Manager will report to the Communications Director. With a dedicated staff of five, GFE’s success depends on the contributions of each team member to the organization’s mission. Thus, the successful candidate will be a self-starter with a deep commitment to GFE’s mission, high attention to detail and dedication to quality, and an open, inclusive work style.

Salary / Pay Rate:Expected salary range: $35,000 - $45,000

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SUN Site Coordinator III - Beverly Cleary for Portland Impact

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative at Beverly Cleary. SUN brings together city, county and state resources with school districts, parents and neighborhoods. 

To apply for this position please visit our website where you can download our application. 

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

Entry Salary: $33,836 to $37,221 Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

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Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc.
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This position works at our busy Old Town service center serving homeless and low-income adults.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to [email protected], or by FAX to 503 823 9210, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 475 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209.

General Responsibilities Coordinate the Life Skills program for homeless adults. Facilitate classes, groups and individual support for housing and job readiness.

Specific Responsibilities 1. Conduct individual employability assessments with TPI case managed residents.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.80 per hour ($14.18 per hour if bilingual English/Spanish)

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Information

organization:Polaris Dance Theatre
position summary:

Accountant/book-keeper needed for professional 501 (c)3 arts organization. We are a nonprofit professional dance Company. Looking for assistance with our small bookkeeping and projecting budgets. We are looking for Energetic, Creative, Passionate person(s) to serve as intern or volunteer. Much of the work could be done at your home or at our facility. You would also need to attend the monthly board meeting and/or prepare financial report for the meeting. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer/intern

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Habitat Restoration Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership

Habitat Restoration Coordinator – Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership   Post Date:  October 10, 2008 Close Date:  November 24, 2008

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Watershed Programs Coordinator - Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership

Watershed Programs Coordinator – Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership   Post Date:  October 10, 2008 Close Date:  November 24, 2008

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Employee Resource and Referral Specialist

211info is currently a seeking a full time employee Resource and Referral Specialist who will divide their time between the Call Center and Resource Department.

Under the direction of the Call Center and Resource Managers, this staff member will spend 20 hours per week providing confidential, appropriate, unbiased health and social service information, referral and advocacy to the general public by telephone; performing preliminary screening for eligibility for public and community services; assisting callers with access issues; and tracking gaps in services.  The remaining 20 hours will be spent working with Resource Specialist team to maintain timely regional and statewide health and social services resource information according to AIRS standards.

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River Network Internship (paid)

Partnership Program Intern

River Network, founded in 1988, is a national, nonprofit river conservation organization based in Portland, Oregon. River Network is a service-providing organization, assisting local, state and regional watershed conservation protection organizations throughout the country. To learn more about River Network, please visit www.rivernetwork.org.

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Now Accepting Applications: Spring 2009 New Media & Marketing Internship

When you dream, do you dream in blurbs and blogs? When you wake, do you wake up with your fingers already twittering? Do you update your Facebook, Ning or MySpace pages as often as you brush your teeth? Do you enjoy learning about new people and making new connections? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence?

The Domestic Violence Resource Center needs you to help us grow a Web 2.0 presence. We are currently seeking a savvy social networker to fill a new part-time position: New Media & Marketing Intern.

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Nonprofit News

free 3-ring binders

River Network has 25 3-ring binders (varying between 1"- 4" wide in size, many with clear pockets) that it would like to donate to a nonprofit that could use them. Take some or all--call Waverly at 503-542-8397 or email [email protected] to arrange a time to pick them up. River Network is located in Downtown SW.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Ready to Rent Instructor Training...Register Today!

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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Volunteering

Volunteer For Storytelling Fesitival - Multnomah County Library

People love to hear a good story: Why not volunteer at Tapestry of Tales, Multnomah County Library's Annual Storytelling Festival!

Choose from three different events and a variety of positions. Simply sign up by responding to this message or calling 503-988-5731. Hear good stories and help the library!

Monsters, Music and More: A Family Song and Storytelling Concert with Bill Harley

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

Parking Lot Monitor: Two volunteers needed to direct people from the parking lot to the entrance of the building.  Must be willing to work outside regardless of weather; wear appropriate clothing. Shift is from 6-7 p.m.

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Assist Senior Adults with Computers

We are looking for two volunteers to staff a computer room in a retirement community.

Duties of the position include: -staffing the computer room for 2 hours, once or twice per week. (Hours are flexible.) -answer questions and provide hands-on assistance for printing, email, websurfing, and word processing.

We also have an opening for a volunteer computer instructor to teach an introdutory computing course, including: -Creating a Word document -Printing -Web research

Volunteers must be gracious, warm, patient, and friendly. A volunteer background check is required. If you are interested, please send an email to: [email protected]

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Envelope Stuff'in Volunteers for the Gifford Pinchot Task Force

We have a year-end fundraiser letter that needs to be mailed and we need help stuffing envelopes and the like.

Tuesday November 18th: 4:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday November 19th: 4:30 to 8:30pm Come for 2, 4 or however many hours you can give!

Location: 917 SW Oak St. Suite 418 (near Powells Book Store)

If you are interested and can donate your time please contact:

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!

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