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Daily Digest

Digest for January 13, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG’s Nonprofit Networking Night at a New Location!

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night: Thursday, January 15th, 6:00-8:00pm.  Airplay Café, 701 E Burnside St.

Are you a nonprofit or someone who works with them?  A nonprofit looking for affordable consultants or vendors?  A volunteer looking for an organization eager for your time?  A nonprofit staff member wanting to partner on a project?

If so, CNRG’s nonprofit networking event is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's nonprofit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself at a great community cafe.

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Digest Contents:

CNRG’s Nonprofit Networking Night at a New Location!
Chinese New Year Art Walk
Sierra Club Movie Showing: Flow
Stories of Migration Delegation to Mexico: May 20-31, 2009
1-18-09, Our Ancestors, Ourselves: Healing Our Collective History
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
Conversation with the Director - Citywide Parks Team - 1/15/09
Research Associate 1 Year Position (.75 FTE, $26,000)
Case Managers (2)
Open Position: Project Co-Coordinator IFFP, Portland
National Non-profit - Admin. Assistant Needed
JOB Opportunity: Certified High School Teacher
Bookkeeper needed at Oregon Solar
Technical Contracts Administrator
Admin Programs Coordinator/Financial Aid Officer
Theatre company of young actors need a van!
Request for lunch/dinner size plates
Shop for and Prepare Healthy Meals on a Budget!
Annual Development Plan for Grassroots Organizations
Save $ on Energy Bills!!
Buying Healthy food on a budget!
Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 1/22
Forest Park Conservancy-Tree Planting on 1/17
Male Mentors Needed!

Events

Chinese New Year Art Walk

Grab your parasol and join us for a special Art Walk.  This month, we'll visit galleries in Chinatown and Portland's hidden Japantown.  

Sunday, January 252:00pm. Meet at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave between Davis and Couch

Please RSVP to Brian & Nancy, [email protected] .It's the Year of the Ox!  Those born under this sign are bona fide leaders, with the ability to motivate and inspire confidence. 

Were You Born in a Year of the Ox? 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997

Sponsored by the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association.  Tours are free, rsvp is requested.

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Sierra Club Movie Showing: Flow

Flow: for the love of water; Thursday, January 15, 2009; 6:30pm Refreshments, 7:00pm Film Showing; Sierra Club Office, 1821 SE Ankeny St.Please join the Sierra Club for a showing of the movie, Flow: for the love of water.

From both local and global perspectives, this documentary examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. Learn how politics, pollution and human rights are intertwined in this important issue that affects every being on Earth. With water drying up around the world and the future of human lives at stake, the film urges a call to arms before more of our most precious natural resource evaporates. Come see a great movie, discuss an important issue, and learn more about what the Sierra Club is doing in the Portland area.

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Stories of Migration Delegation to Mexico: May 20-31, 2009

Dear Colleagues,   I hope that you will join me in sharing the following information with your networks about this exciting delegation that I am leading through Witness for Peace to look at the impacts of NAFTA and migration on communities in Oaxaca and along the US-Mexico border.  Please forward widely!   Beth PoteetOrganizer, Witness for Peace [email protected]e.org/northwest      Stories of Migration Tracing the Journey from Oaxaca to the Border - A Delegation to Mexico May 20 - 31, 2009  

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1-18-09, Our Ancestors, Ourselves: Healing Our Collective History

Sunday, January 18, 1-4 p.m. at New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Ave, Portland

Celebrate the new possibilities for positive change in the U.S. with this inspiring afternoon of healing!

Our country is blessed with an abundance of wealth and people of good will, but we find ourselves stuck in cycles of violence at home and abroad - this is because our nation was born in suffering for most beings involved, and this traumatic legacy continues to haunt our nation and the globe.

The good news is that we can heal history!

When we heal our history, we release the gifts of our ancestors to bless the world.

We can realize a U.S. that is part of the community of nations, and one in which our wealth is not hoarded, but shared.

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

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?

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

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help Eastern European Youth.  Mentors 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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Conversation with the Director - Citywide Parks Team - 1/15/09

Citywide Parks Team Meeting Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Portland Building Forest Park Conference Room (13th Floor) 1120 SW 5th Ave

Topic:  A Conversation with the Director Guest:  Zari Santner, Director of PP&R

Zari will talk about city priorities as expressed by Commissioner Fish and Mayor Adams, the PP&R strategic plan, the current budget process, plus general park updates -- an "annual state of the bureau" sort of thing.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A, too.

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Jobs & Internships

Research Associate 1 Year Position (.75 FTE, $26,000)

Overview of our program and current project: Friends of the Children pairs vulnerable children with professional mentors who provide support and guidance from kindergarten through 12th grade. The National Office assists Friends of the Children chapters around the country in serving children in seven communities across the United States. Please visit our Web site at www.friendsofthechildren.org to learn more about our program.

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Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

2 fulltime Case Manager positions to work with homeless and at risk families/individuals. Candidates must have initiative, be able to work independently, demonstrate good time management skills and pay attention to detail. Must have experience both in helping families/individuals set up goals and helping families/individuals achieve those goals. An understanding of harm reduction is a plus. Successful applicants must be able to work under pressure, handle quick turn-around time lines and be able to respond appropriately to people in crisis. There is a high volume of data entry, writing case notes and strong candidates will be able to effectively track their time in case notes. Qualifications include relevant B.A.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay range $11.96 - $14.35 per hr.

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Open Position: Project Co-Coordinator IFFP, Portland

POSITION TITLE: Project Co-Coordinator IFFP - Portland

Request full position description at [email protected]  

Application deadline is Feb. 2, 2009. Send resume, three references and cover letter: mail to EMO, Attn: Krystal Sharinghousen, 0245 SW Bancroft, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; fax to (503) 223-7007; or e-mail to [email protected].  

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National Non-profit - Admin. Assistant Needed

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

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JOB Opportunity: Certified High School Teacher

Oregon Outreach, Inc. a non-profit alternative schools program  

Full Time High School Teacher at Milwaukie Site

Contact Rebecca Black 503-281-9597, email: [email protected]

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: This full- or part-time professional position provides classroom instruction for alternative school students in a small setting. This may include small group or one-on-one tutorials, small group direct instruction, and/or team teaching. OOI teachers must be able to provide instruction in a variety of subjects along with their certification area.

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Bookkeeper needed at Oregon Solar

Job Opening:   Bookkeeping help needed at Solar Oregon (part time)

Organization: Solar Oregon (www.solaroregon.org)  

HOURS:  4-6hrs per week depending on workload.  Flexible work schedule

Location: Portland. Close in SE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 26th

Organization's Mission:

To provide education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.

  POSITION SUMMARY: Solar Oregon is seeking an organized professional with Quickbooks experience to manage all aspects of our bookkeeping. This position will receive direction from both the Executive Director and our Bookkeeping consultant and accountant.

  GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Technical Contracts Administrator

Technical Contracts Administrator

The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership seeks a full-time Technical Contracts Administrator. Position requires three years of experience in developing and managing contracts. Experience with water related natural resources and/or land use issues helpful. A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field and at least two years of relevant experience preferred.

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Admin Programs Coordinator/Financial Aid Officer

TITLE: Administrative Programs Coordinator/Financial Aid Officer

INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college

WEBSITE: www.birthingway.edu

HOURS/SALARY: 35 hours/week, $14/hour dependent on experience. Raise after 90 days, dependent on performance.

LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent/ Baccalaureate degree preferred

Type minimum 40wpm

Computer skills: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet fluency, Learn new programs easily

Communication & Interpersonal skills:

-- Interact with public and coworkers with sensitivity, clarity, & efficiency

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Nonprofit News

Theatre company of young actors need a van!

We are Portland Theatre Brigade a dynamic non-profit professional theatre company empowering young actors and performers. To learn more about PTB, please visit our website at www.theatrebrigade.org.

The company's touring season (free performances at schools throughout the area) takes place March through June. We would love to borrow, share, rent (at low cost) a 15 passenger van for about 5 hours (during school hours) 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) during this period of time.Please feel free to pass this on to folks who might be able to help. Contact me directly if you have any questions or leads.

Thank you! Toni Tabora-Roberts

Managing Director

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Request for lunch/dinner size plates

Request for lunch/dinner size plates

A local non profit is doing a special project and needs 100 or so lunch or dinner size plates. If you know a reasonable location to pick up or have spare plates, please call Lori. Thanks

Lori Valdez

Administrative Assistant - Advocacy

Oregon Food Bank

503-282-0555 Ext. 246

... because no one should be hungry.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Shop for and Prepare Healthy Meals on a Budget!

Growing Gardens and People's Cooperative Grocery present:

Shop for and Prepare Healthy Meals on a Budget!

When? Wednesday, January 21st, 6:00-8:00pm Where? People's Cooperative Grocery, 3029 SE 21st

The workshop is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To sign up call Emily at 503-284-8420 or email [email protected]

Workshops are offered on a sliding scale of $5-$20, though no one is turned away for lack of funds.

If you work for an organization that serves a low-income community we would love for you to advertise this workshop. Thanks so much! -Emily Gowen

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Annual Development Plan for Grassroots Organizations

Willamette Valley Development Officer's Third Thursday program kicks off the new year with Jeri Alcock.

Topic: Planning for Success: The Annual Development Plan for Grassroots Organizations

Description: Designed specifically for grassroots groups who want to implement best practices of fund development planning but need practical processes that are scaled down for the small shop. Participants will share ideas for building and growing their development efforts. Everyone will receive development plan and fundraising report templates that can be adapted for use in their own organizations. This session will include guidelines for reasonable expectations for return on investment during the start up phase of a new development program.

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Save $ on Energy Bills!!

Save Money on Energy Bills

What:      Weatherization Workshop

When:      Wednesday, January 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:     Lent Elementary School, 5105 SE 97th Ave

Why:        To learn how to save money on your energy bills. Notable:  Income-qualified Portland residents can receive a free kit of  weatherization materials ($150 Value). Lent SUN Community School, ROSE Community Development and Community Energy Project are hosting the following free workshop for renters and homeowners.

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Buying Healthy food on a budget!

Join us for a FREE "How to Buy Food on a Budget" Workshop  

Find out how to save money, feed your family, and eat healthy while shopping at the grocery store.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:00pm - 8:00pm Lent Elementary School, 5105 SE 97th Ave., Portland Includes: FREE Childcare, Light Dinner, and raffle for prizes. Agenda: Cooking demonstration, grocery shopping tips, eating, resources, and more. FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE!  

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan 26th by calling 503-916-6322. (Class limit: 25 adults + children) For a flyer in English or Spanish, visit www.rosecdc.org/Events.html  

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Volunteering

Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 1/22

Founded by volunteers in 1998, The ReBuilding Center is the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials.

The Rebuilding Center of Our United Villages will be hosting an "after hours" volunteer group on January 22, 6:00-8:30. We will be working in the warehouse to organize inventory and make the place look lovely and "shoppable." We really need some extra hands, so please come and bring a friend...or five! You can sign up using the link below. Copy and paste it in your search bar if you can:  http://tinyurl.com/76g4x7

Dress warm and wear clothes that can get dirty!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Ordas.

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Forest Park Conservancy-Tree Planting on 1/17

Join the Forest Park Conservancy this Saturday, January 17th for our second volunteer tree planting event this winter. This time around, we are partnering with Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation to plant native trees and shrubs at Newton Road. As always, we will plant rain, snow or shine. There is no such thing as bad weather - only inappropriate clothing. In addition to dressing for the elements, please bring work gloves and a full water bottle. We will have Stumptown Coffee and some energy-laden snacks for you to enjoy. We will also be raffling off some goodies, as a thank you for your participation.

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Male Mentors Needed!

Start the New Year off right by making a difference in a Portland youth’s life. Have you ever considered becoming a mentor? Curious to learn how you can give back to your community and have fun? Join Mentor Portland at Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub this Thursday, January 15th anytime between 6:30-8:30 pm to learn more about the most exciting and unique mentoring opportunity in Portland - all while enjoying the tasty food and great atmosphere of Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub. 

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