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Daily Digest

Digest for January 14, 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!
Community Organizing Workshop Series
Learn to Sit, Stand, Walk, and Undulate in the new year!
ABC's of Food Stamps
Sierra Club Movie Showing: Flow
Weatherization Workshops: East County!
Strategic Planning Consultant
Open Positions: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Sexual Assault Client Advocate
Nature Day Camp Half-Day Lead Instructor
Nature Day Camp Overnight Camp Lead Instructor
Program Evaluation Class looking for community partners
Volunteer with the American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
TACS Workshop: Effective Supervision (Jan 29)
January 17th Friends of Trees Planting in Vancouver!
Plant with Friends of Trees in Lents/Powellhurst-Gilbert on January 17th
Hillside Park Pesticide-Free Work Party on Jan 24
Volunteer at the North Portland Fix it Fair 2/7/2008
OMSI Website Volunteers
Volunteer Nature Guides Needed at Tryon Creek
Volunteer for the Interstate Farmers' Market
Office Manager Position in Tanzania

Events

Community Organizing Workshop Series

The City Repair Project is hosting a series of ten workshops designed to assist all you organizers out there in working more cohesively, effectively and inclusively.  If you are looking to build your skills around facilitation, community engagement, public speaking and a host of other activities, join us!  These workshops will be useful to anybody interested in building a better world, so don't let thoughts of a lack - or an abundance - of experience stay your hand.  

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Learn to Sit, Stand, Walk, and Undulate in the new year!

**Short Movement Workshops**

Smart Sitting: Sunday, 1/18, 2-3:30, Wednesday, 2/11, 6:30-8 PM, Wednesday, 3/18, 6:30-8 PM

The New Rules of Posture: Monday, 2/23, 6:30-8 PM, Wednesday, 3/25, 6:30-8 PM

Undulation: Unlock Your Spine & Unleash Your Inner Healing Power: Friday, April 10th, time TBA

 

Smart Sitting

Are you perplexed by the question of how to sit?  Do you find it difficult to settle in to a comfortable sitting position without fidgeting?  In this workshop you will discover:

 

•           The natural way to sit as dictated by your anatomy

•           How to find support from the ground up

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ABC's of Food Stamps

The ABCs of Food Stamps Food Stamps:

Is someone you know eligible?

Food stamps help Oregonians put food on the table when finances are tight. Yet many still do not know they may be eligible or how to apply. Join us on January 20th to learn more about food stamps and how they might help you or someone you know. Help us get the word out!

Presentation by The Oregon Hunger Task Force

Date: Tuesday, January 20th

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Place: Beaverton Bahaʼi Center 5355 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR (located between 6th and Allen)

~ Light snacks provided ~

For more information: Contact Judith Auslander at 503-318-9343 or email at [email protected] --

Judith Auslander, 503-318-9343

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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.

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Weatherization Workshops: East County!

Do your curtains move when the east wind blows? Community Energy Project is offering FREE weatherization workshops! Learn about how to install affordable materials, where to find drafts and stop them, and how to bring that energy bill back down to an affordable level. Income-qualified participants in Wood Village, Fairview, Troutdale, and Corbett receive a free kit of weatherization materials in addition to the class. We have classes in East Multnomah County on the following days:

Wednesday 1/14/09 12-2pm  at Snow Cap (17805 SE Stark)

Wednesday 1/14/09 6-8pm at City of Troutdale Recreation Center (223 Buxton, Troutdale)

Thursday 1/15/09 6-8pm City of Wood Village City Hall (2055 NE 238th)

Wednesday 1/28/09 6-8pm Fairview Community Center (600 N Harrison)

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Rose City Rollers
position summary:

Rose City Rollers (RCR) started out as a rag tag team of women making decisions on the fly. Over the last five years, we have developed into a very successful organization with 100+ members who are actively involved with our community and roller derby nationwide. Our rapid growth and success has lead us to restructure our current Board of Directors and leadership roles to meet our growing needs. We are looking for an efficiency overhaul, organizational restructuring, and guided SWOT analysis. The RCR Strategic Planning Committee will support the Board of Directors' planning process by providing objective facilitation and monitoring follow-through and implementation. It is the vision of the Strategic Planning Committee to have a clear mission vision and values statement for RCR.

Salary / Pay Rate:VIP tickets and Merch Package

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Open Positions: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Sexual Assault Client Advocate

POSITION TITLE:  Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Sexual Assault Client Advocate

Request full position description at [email protected] . Application deadline is Jan. 23, 2009. Send resume, three references and cover letter: mail to ROSS, Attn: Yelena Hansen, 0245 SW Bancroft, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; fax to (503) 223-7007; or e-mail to [email protected] .   PURPOSE: To provide effective, culturally specific sexual assault services to the Russian-speaking population.  

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Information

organization:Friends of Tryon Creek State Park
position summary:

Tryon Creek State Natural Area offers 672 acres of beautiful, forested canyon and uplands only 15 minutes from downtown Portland. Nature Day Camp provides children with the freedom to explore the natural world on rambling hikes through the woods, excursions along the creek, science experiments and nature-based arts and crafts in our classroom, and games, songs, stories and plays in our outdoor shelter. The Lead Instructor will:

• Provide campers from preschool to 1st grade with an educational, recreational, wholesome and safe experience based on sound ecological practices, leading all camp activities including short hikes, morning circle, science activities, crafts, and games. • Work with Day Camp Director to review curricula for camps.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hr

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Information

organization:Friends of Tryon Creek State Park
position summary:

Dates of Employment: Flexible schedule: April through early June Full time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 + overnights, June 15 – August 28, 2009

ABBRIEVIATED JOB DESCRIPTION

Tryon Creek State Natural Area offers 672 acres of beautiful, forested canyon and uplands only 15 minutes from downtown Portland. Nature Day Camp provides children with the freedom to explore the natural world on rambling hikes through the woods, excursions along the creek, science experiments and nature-based arts and crafts in our classroom, and games, songs, stories and plays in our outdoor shelter. The Overnight Camp Lead Instructor will:

Salary / Pay Rate:contract pay not to exceed $5,000

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Nonprofit News

Program Evaluation Class looking for community partners

Dear Non-profit community,

I will be teaching a section of Program Evaluation this Spring(class begins 4/2/09)and am looking for a few more community organizations who would be interested in having a group of graduate students develop an evaluation framework and data collection tools for one of their programs.

Please read the attached memo for more information and brief application.

--If you have any questions or need the application emailed to you, please call email me at [email protected]

**To be considered you must submit the application attached by 03/23/09** Feel free to share this announcement with other non-profit organizations.

Thank you, Anna Foucek

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Q & A

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Trainings

Volunteer with the American Domestic Violence Crisis Line

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line (ADVCL) operates the only toll-free international crisis line for Americans abused abroad. The crisis line is available from 175 countries. ADVCL is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans overseas make informed decisions about the abuse in their lives and in the lives of their children through intervention and education. ADVCL provides hope to these survivors and offers extensive support services and programs necessary for them to establish violence-free and economically feasible lives when they make the decision to return to the United States with their children.

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TACS Workshop: Effective Supervision (Jan 29)

Presenter: Cliff Jones, Senior Associate, TACS

 

 

Learn:

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Volunteering

January 17th Friends of Trees Planting in Vancouver!

Help Friends of Trees plant yard and street trees in the Vancouver Neighborhoods of Bennington, Cascade Highlands, Cascade Southeast, Fisher's Creek, and Mountain View. We'll meet at Mountain View High School at 8:45am, and then divide into crews to plant in the surrounding neighborhoods. Where? Mountain View High School, 1500 SE Blairmont Dr, Vancouver, WA 98683. When? 8:45am to 1:00pm. Friends of Trees provides all tools, gloves, snacks and coffee. We plant rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Pre-registration is not required, but we'd love to know that you're coming. Please contact Greg Tudor, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, at 503.282.8846 ext. 12, or email at [email protected]

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Plant with Friends of Trees in Lents/Powellhurst-Gilbert on January 17th

Come join Friends of Trees in the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods on Saturday, January 17th! Street trees improve neighborhood livability, keep rainwater out of the sewers (and your basement!) and make homes more energy-efficient. We'll meet at Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Road Portland, Oregon 97266 at 8:45am, and then divide into crews and plant in the surrounding neighborhoods. Pre-registration is not required, but we love to know that you're coming. Please contact Greg Tudor, Volunteer & Outreach coordinator at 503.282.8846 ext. 12, or email at [email protected] Happy Planting!

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Hillside Park Pesticide-Free Work Party on Jan 24

Hillside is one of Portland's newest Pesticide-Free Parks! Please join us on the fourth Saturday of every month and help keep Hillside Park pesticide-free.Saturday, January 24, 10:00 until noon Hillside Park (653 NW Culpepper Terr)We will be replacing the use of pesticides by weeding, mulching and planting native plants in the park. Tools, snacks and gloves will be provided. Families are welcome.Please respond to [email protected] or 503-423-7549 if you have any questions.We hope to see you there!Haley SmithNorthwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

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Volunteer at the North Portland Fix it Fair 2/7/2008

Unable to commit to the upcoming Day of Service?  Wanting to commit to a year of service or more opportunities to make your community better?  Volunteer for the North Portland Fix it Fair on Saturday, February 7 at George Middle School. Volunteers are need to provide assistance in the following areas:* giving event information and direction* help with afternoon lunches* providing translation to Spanish speaking event goers. Two shifts are available, 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to volunteer! For more information or to commit to volunteer shift, please contact Todd Diskin at [email protected] or 503.313.1059.More about the Fix it Fair, go to http://www.portlandonline.com/osd/index.cfm?c=41892

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OMSI Website Volunteers

OMSI is looking for volunteers who can help us transition the OMSI website to a new server and a new programming language.

Duties: Update and Translate existing websites to work in a new system.

Skills Preferred: Experience working with PHP and HTML Knowledge of ColdFusion is a plus, but not required.

This is a flexible position as far as scheduling. You can work at OMSI on our equipment, or you can work from home and come to OMSI frequently to meet with staff.

If you are interested please e-mail [email protected]

We will ask you to fill out a volunteer application, which you can download at http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings

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Volunteer Nature Guides Needed at Tryon Creek

Please consider joining the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and becoming a Nature Guide Volunteer.  This is an exciting opportunity to teach small groups of children about nature while guiding the groups through the forest.  Free training is provided and topics include: Sensational Senses, Watershed & Healthy Streams, Ethnobotany, Adaptable Animals, Invasive Species, and Forest Highs & Lows. 

We ask that you commit 4-8 hours a month during the fall & spring.  Training starts January 27th and there are afternoon & evening times available.  There will be trainings offered again in the future as well.

Please contact Linda Koser at 503-636-4398 or email [email protected] to get started! 

 

Amy Hoffman

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Volunteer for the Interstate Farmers' Market

Volunteer orientation meetings begin in less than 2 weeks to help the Interstate Farmers' Market with new volunteers for this coming year.

Please join us: Monday, January 26, 2009 6:30 - 8:30 pm (come for 1/2 hr, hour or full time) Overlook House (3839 N. Melrose Drive) http://www.historicoverlookhouse.org/directions.html

Here are my goals for volunteers in 2009: - 10 person team for set-up - 10 person crew to help at the information booth - 5-8 people to become our vendor relations committee - 10-15 person group for publicity - 10 people to breakdown the market each week

Please RSVP to let me know if you are coming to any of the volunteer orientation meetings. Thanks!

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Office Manager Position in Tanzania

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Tanzania by managing the financial and administrative functions of Orkeeswa Secondary School. Experience life in a traditional Maasai community and assist in day-to-day operations at a local school.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) (www.ieftz.org) has an opportunity for an Office Manager to support the organization in operating Orkeeswa Secondary School in a remote area of East Africa, starting in early 2009.

The Office Manager will carry out financial and administrative functions of IEFT and Orkeeswa Secondary School - a position of responsibility in a developing organization.

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