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Digest for December 3, 2008

Digest Contents:

12/5 Holiday Party
Volunteer Manager's Networking CORRECTION
"Financing the Good" Springboard Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 10th - Free
Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Integrating sustainability into your marketing", 12/8
Hope Happening! Celebration this Wednesday for Change Agents
Fundraiser to send local Portland activist to a Human Rights and Peace Delegation in the Middle East
Earth User's Guide to Permaculture study group - Chapters 1 & 2
Earth User's Guide to Permaculture study group - Chapters 1 & 2
Seeking Full Time Medical Receptionist
Rural Development Specialist
Executive Assistant / Project Manager
Executive Director
Volunteer and Clearinghouse Coordinator
Development Director
Events & Marketing Internships at the Portland Rose Festival
Last Call to register for the Mindful Gifts Bazaar!
Who should be on the jury?
The National Human Services Assembly wants your feedback!
"Undulation" movement class Fri 12/5, 4:30-6 PM at People's Food Co-op
Career Connections Training, Career Development and Internships for Young Adults
Build native habitat, improve water quality & reduce pollution - Learn to Naturescape!
Learn About Making Your Home Less Toxic
Volunteers Wanted: Help an Elderly Lady Move this Friday 12/5.
Board Members Needed for Environmental Education Magazine
Mentor Eastern European Youth
short-term opportunity for marketing consultants

Events

12/5 Holiday Party

Please join the World Affairs Council's Young Professionals for an evening of fun and cheer at the beautiful new gallery at p:ear in Old Town, Portland. Come kick-off the holiday season with your YP friends ... while enjoying world beats and learning the art of bhangra dance from the Portland dance celebrity, Prashant Kakad!! 

When: Friday, December 5th - 7 - 10PM 

Location/Address:  p:ear gallery, 338 NW 6th Avenue

Refreshments: Wine, Beer, and Appetizers Included

Admission:$12 Council Members/$18 Non-Members 

Reservations: Required by December 5, 2008. 

Please register at: www.worldoregon.orgNote: 

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Volunteer Manager's Networking CORRECTION

Please note the change of date – the correct date for the next gathering is DECEMBER 10th at 10am.

 

Calling all managers of volunteers – please join us for a once a month gathering at Kettleman’s Bagels, 2235 SE 11th Avenue, to network and discuss issues/questions/concerns/ideas relating to volunteer management. 

 

Next gathering: This Wednesday, December 10th at 10am

 

No need to RSVP, just show up! 

 

Also, see below for a monthly gathering at the Lucky Lab in NW.

   

Volunteer Manager Get Together Update

 

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"Financing the Good" Springboard Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 10th - Free

With economic turmoil spreading from financial markets to local communities, it’s a tough season for raising funds to start or support good causes. Join us on December 10th to explore diverse ideas and new models for “financing the good.”

Panelists representing banking, angel investing, micro-philanthropy, and grant funding will discuss innovative approaches for funding social change that reflect shifts in the way their organizations do business. Specifically, they will highlight opportunities for "average" Portlanders to obtain funding for their social change projects and visions.

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Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Integrating sustainability into your marketing", 12/8

Sustainability extends beyond environmental initiatives. What good is a zero-footprint organization that is bankrupt? What benefits come from an organization that builds community or makes millions but destroys the environment at the same time? And who would like to live on a beautiful planet filled with people in a perpetual state of war?

Sustainability strives for the financial, social, and environmental performance of the triple-bottom line. Prosperity, People, and Planet means doing well by doing good marketing. At this Mercy Corps Northwest marketing seminar, we'll examine the holistic meaning of sustainability and the process of integrating it into your organization's marketing.

Time: Monday, December 8, 6:30-8:00 PM

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Hope Happening! Celebration this Wednesday for Change Agents

Dear Change Agent,

We all know you have been working hard trying to make change locally, globally, or socially. Everyone knows you work hard but you sometimes feel like people don’t notice the work you have been doing. WELL WE HAVE! We know how hard you work and want to honor those experiences and the hope you bring society.

We offer to you this one time Hope Happening on Wednesday, December 10th from 4-6 pm at the Q Center (69 SE Taylor Ave at SE Water Ave, Portland).

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Fundraiser to send local Portland activist to a Human Rights and Peace Delegation in the Middle East

Please support a local Portland activist on her journey to Palestine and Israel. A night of local talent from folk music, to spoken word, to improvisation will take place at Red and Black Cafe (400 SE 12th) on December 13th from 7-10 pm. Suggested donation is 10 dollars-but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Please find out more about the delegation at: http://www.cpt.org/content/palestine-march-2009

You can see a flyer at http://sarahfarahat.blogspot.com/

A presentation about the trip will be scheduled upon return

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Earth User's Guide to Permaculture study group - Chapters 1 & 2

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/content/study-group-earth-users-guide-permaculture-0

Start: Dec 3 2008 - 7:00pm

We will be covering Chapters 1 and 2 of the "Earth User's Guide to Permaculture" by Rosemary Morrow on December 3rd at St. Francis dining hall, see the following for more information about the book.

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Earth User's Guide to Permaculture study group - Chapters 1 & 2

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/content/study-group-earth-users-guide-permaculture-0

Start: Dec 3 2008 - 7:00pm End: Dec 3 2008 - 9:00pm

We will be covering Chapters 1 and 2 of the "Earth User's Guide to Permaculture" by Rosemary Morrow on December 3rd at St. Francis dining hall, see the following for more information about the book.

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Jobs & Internships

Seeking Full Time Medical Receptionist

Quest Center for Integrative Health is seeking a full time medical receptionist to work from 9:00-5:30 M-F. This position requires someone to be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be self-motivated, be able to work with a wide range of clientele, as well as be a team player. 

Any applicant must have experience working in a medical facility, either in medical reception or medical records.  If you are interested in applying please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax them to 503-238-5202.  Deadline is this Thursday, December 4th.

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Rural Development Specialist

AmeriCorps Position Description Position Title: Rural Development Specialist

Project Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) www.rcac.org    

Project Location: Downtown Portland

Organization's Mission: To help rural communities achieve their goals and visions through training, technical assistance, and access to resources.

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Information

organization:Oregon Mentors
position summary:

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate has been an executive assistant or project manager in a fast paced work environment. This person is experienced in supporting one or more executives facilitate the smooth operation of a busy office including aiding communication between all staff members. In addition, he or she is a problem solver and enjoys managing all aspects of a project.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary Range: $24,000 - $32,000; competitive benefits and generous paid time off. This is intended to be a full time, 40 hours per week position. There is the possibility of flexibility with work schedule for the right candidate.

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Executive Director

Love In the Name of Christ of Clackamas County (Love INC) is a small, four-year old non-profit whose mission is to serve the poor and needy in Clackamas County.

The ED position will oversee Love INC’s operations with an emphasis on securing partnerships in Clackamas County communities. The position is part-time, 4 days a week with a minimum of 24 hours each week.

Education: College degree.

Location: Oregon City, OR 97045

Knowledge and Experience: Relevant experience expected.

Salary Rate: $25,000

For more info: Please see our website, www.clackamasloveinc.org.

To reply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

NO CALLS PLEASE.

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Volunteer and Clearinghouse Coordinator

Organization:

Love In the Name of Christ of Clackamas County (Love INC) is a small, four-year old non-profit whose mission is to serve the poor and needy in Clackamas County.

General Position Summary:

This position will solicit and direct volunteers and supervise the Love INC Clearinghouse. This is a part-time, 4 day a week position.

Education: College degree desired.

Location: Oregon City, OR 97045

Knowledge and Experience: Relevant experience expected.

Salary Rate: $20,000

For More Info: Please see our website, www.clackamasloveinc.org.

To reply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

NO CALLS PLEASE.

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Information

organization:YWCA Clark County
position summary:

Serves as organizational leader for planning and implementing fund raising and communications strategies that will continually enhance the organization’s reputation and secure sufficient resources to grow the programs and meet the organization’s mission. Works in partnership with the Executive Director, Development and Communications Department staff, the Management Team, the Vice President of Development, and the Development Committee.

Salary / Pay Rate:$48,000 to $52,000

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Events & Marketing Internships at the Portland Rose Festival

The Portland Rose Festival is currently hiring our crew of interns for 2009! Our application deadline has been extended to December 15, 2008.

We have multiple internships available in Special Events, Events Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, and Sponsorhip Management. Our interns get hands-on, real-world experience producing one of the largest events in Oregon.

All of our internships include a stipend. You must be enrolled as a student at a college or other qualifying educational program to apply. For job descriptions and application instructions, please visit our Web site, http://www.rosefestival.org/interns/index.shtml, or call 503.227.2681.

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Nonprofit News

Last Call to register for the Mindful Gifts Bazaar!

There are a few table spaces left at this year's fabulous Mindful Gifts Bazaar on Saturday, December 13th. If you want your non-profit to participate, just shoot me an email or give me a call at 503-258-0992 by Monday, Dec. 8th. After that, you'll just miss out on being in this great event and will have to wait until next year!

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Who should be on the jury?

Every year we assemble an esteemed team of jury members to tackle the arduous task of selecting the program for Filmed by Bike. They watch endless hours of amazing and... not so amazing movies to find the very best.

We're currently accepting nominations for the 2009 jury. If you know someone who deserves the honor, see our website for details and send the nomination our way.

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2008

MORE INFO: http://www.FilmedByBike.org/jury-nominations.html

Thanks, Ayleen

-- Ayleen Crotty Filmed by Bike 971 221 7228 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ April 17-23, 2009 Clinton Street Theater FilmedByBike.org

** CALL FOR ENTRIES! Deadline 2/15/09 ** SEE US AT BIKECRAFT 12/10/08, Roots, Portland (Greatest Hits DVD - New T-shirt)

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Q & A

The National Human Services Assembly wants your feedback!

The National Human Services Assembly wants your feedback! Their Survey is Titled, "Volunteer Resource Management - Capturing Wisdom from Nonprofits." Volunteer Resource Management Survey *Several $75 Gift Certificates to Energize, Inc. will be distributed randomly to those who participate in the volunteer resource management survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=QyKY2269WNcmidqiPIe3aQ_3d_3d --

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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Trainings

"Undulation" movement class Fri 12/5, 4:30-6 PM at People's Food Co-op

Undulation: Unlock Your Spine & Unleash Your Inner Healing Power

Friday, December 5, 2008, 4:30-6:00 pm

Where: People’s Food Co-op, 2nd floor, 21st & Tibbetts, 1 block north of Powell. 

Taught by Anita Boser, Structural Integration Practitioner and

author of Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation.

Cost:  $25, which includes a book of 52 exercises

Call 425-765-2713 to register, or for more info, visit www.undulationexercise.com

 

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Career Connections Training, Career Development and Internships for Young Adults

A free 3-year program that emphasizes career advising & long-term advocacy to support young adults in becoming financially independent!

Your journey begins with a challenging 5-week training, where you will increase confidence, motivation and hope, while exploring career options, discovering your strengths, learning effective career development skills, becoming a more competitive job seeker, and networking with local professionals.

Upon training completion, you will receive mentoring, college support and access to exclusive internships for 3 years.

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Build native habitat, improve water quality & reduce pollution - Learn to Naturescape!

Spaces are still available for each of these valuable workshops and there is still time to register! Please pass this FREE workshop information along to anyone you think would be interested. Thank you!

 

Naturescaping Basics

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Learn About Making Your Home Less Toxic

We have all learned about the hazards of lead and mold, but every day we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals in our personal care products, cleaners, foods and more. It is crucial that the public is informed on possible exposure to chemicals like Bisphenol-A, Phthalates, Mercury, and Lead. For this reason the Oregon Center for Environmental Health has developed our "EcoSafe Home" class. Come join us and learn about why parents and scientists are alarmed by ingredients in everyday products. We will conduct a room by room audit of your home to address alternatives to toxic products. There will also be a question and answer discussion to guide solutions.

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Volunteering

Volunteers Wanted: Help an Elderly Lady Move this Friday 12/5.

Greetings!  We are trying to help an older woman  move this Friday Dec. 5th.  As of 12/2 we are still flexible as to the exact time.  She's moving from a downtown location to a senior building in outer NE. We need 3 or 4 volunteers to get this accomplished.  We have one pick up truck. Another would be welcome.  Help on both ends of the move, or just one!  She has a bed, an easy chair, a night stand, a microwave and some boxes of clothes & personal items, just 1 bedroom worth of stuff. Please let me know if you'd be willing to be a part of this effort! Thanks!

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Board Members Needed for Environmental Education Magazine

Clearing Magazine (www.clearingmagazine.org), the quarterly environmental education magazine for PNW teachers, is seeking energetic and creative people to serve on its non-profit board of directors.

We are seeking 3-5 individuals who can provide a combination of skills and knowledge that will help guide the growth and development of Clearing as it reconnects to the education community in the PNW and beyond.

This is a chance for you to serve alongside members of the business community and build contacts with educators, writers, publishers, advertisers, students and others who understand the importance of place-based environmental education.

Board meets quarterly in the Portland metropolitan area.

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Mentor Eastern European Youth

Learn about a new culture! Mentors Needed! (in Portland and Vancouver) NYP- New Youth Perspectives 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 mentor?

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short-term opportunity for marketing consultants

Oregon Mediation Association in Collaboration with East Metro Mediation Request for Proposals – Marketing Message & Materials Development

Submission deadline is December 15, 2008

The Oregon Mediation Association – Advocacy Committee (AC) and East Metro Mediation request consultant Proposals to assist in preparation of marketing materials and marketing message development. The goal is to increase community awareness of mediation and use of East Metro Mediation’s community mediation services.

Project Scope:

The AC seeks a consultant (or consultant team) to assist in the following five tasks:

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