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Daily Digest

Digest for January 28, 2009

Digest Contents:

Free Parent Leadership Conference on 2/28
Sustainability: from Conversation to Action
Last Fix-It Fair of the season at George Middle School
Free Healing Movie Series
Coalition for a Livable Future is seeking a full-time Equity Agenda Coordinator
Office Manager Position in Tanzania
Internship Position with the Josiah Hill Clinic
Job Opportunity: Gang Outreach Worker
SW Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps
211info is seeking a Southwest Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member
What essential need does your organization meet in the community?
In search of a good web calendar
Forum On Fraud
WHEN ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEERS?
Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Branding on a shoestring", Monday, 2/2
Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 2/3
Come Teach English to Youth from All Over the World!

Events

Free Parent Leadership Conference on 2/28

Free Parent Leadership Conference on 2/28 at da Vinci Middle School

Everyone who is interested in increasing parent and community involvement in our public schools is invited to participate in this year's Parent Leadership Conference, to be held Saturday, February 28 at da Vinci Middle School. Organized by Community & Parents for Public Schools (CPPS) in cooperation with PPS, the event helps parents, families and community members learn effective strategies for supporting their students, school, and district.

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Sustainability: from Conversation to Action

Willamette University MBA Empowerment Series Presents: Sustainability: from Conversation to Action

Thursday, February 5, 2009

http://www.willamette.edu/mba/empowerment

Tired of sorting through all the possibilities on how to make your organization more sustainable? Are you interested in making sense of how all these pieces fit together in an actionable way for your organization and/or community?

Willamette University was recently ranked the #1 college in the nation for sustainable activities. The key to Willamette's success is taking the concept of sustainability and creating actionable goals and objectives in key areas of its operations.

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Last Fix-It Fair of the season at George Middle School

22nd Annual Fix-It Fair Season

Fix-It Fair is a free event designed to save you money and connect you to resources.

Join your neighbors and talk to experts about how to spend less and stay healthy.

February 7, George Middle School, 10000 N Burr Ave., Portland

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Day long exhibits and hourly workshops provide information and resources for:

· water & energy savings,

· home & personal health,

· food & nutrition,

· community resources,

· recycling & yard care,

· lead testing & more!

Free lunch and childcare provided.

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Free Healing Movie Series

Second Sunday Free Healing Film Series

Samaritan Counseling Center hosts a free healing film series every second Sunday of the month. A 45 minute discussion follows these monthly presentations. The discussion is facilitated by Mike Meyer, MSW, CADCI, QMHP, and is led towards healing themes in the film in addition to networking and sharing ideas with others. RSVP's are required, room is limited. Films are held near the Lloyd Center in he NE at Samaritan Counseling Center.

Please e-mail Mike at [email protected] for more information, exact location, and to reserve a spot. Snacks will be provided.

Sunday, February 8, 2009 7 pm – Ashes and Snow

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Jobs & Internships

Coalition for a Livable Future is seeking a full-time Equity Agenda Coordinator

Coalition for a Livable Future is seeking a full-time Equity Agenda Coordinator to support collaboration on policy initiatives that aim to improve social, built and natural environment determinants of health. Founded in 1994, CLF is a coalition of 90 organizations working together to create communities in the Portland-Vancouver area that are healthy for people and the environment.

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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 live and work in northern Tanzania and carry out financial and administrative functions of IEFT and Orkeeswa Secondary School. This position includes a stipend that covers living expenses and miscellaneous small purchases in Tanzania.

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Internship Position with the Josiah Hill Clinic

Bilingual Community Outreach Intern

Duration:                  200 hours to be completed February-July 2009

                                    6-10 hours/week, over 1-2 days/week in office/community

Compensation:        $10-12/hr DOE

The Bilingual Community Outreach Intern is a contract position and thus will be responsible for her/his own taxes

 

About the Josiah Hill Clinic:

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Job Opportunity: Gang Outreach Worker

 Oregon Outreach, Inc., is looking for a person with experience and knowledge in working with at risk youth in the Portland area with gang affiliations, to fill the position of Outreach Worker for our alternative high school program. 

This position will be Part-time, but could possibly lead to Full-time.  The person for this position must have a current Drivers license and insurance as well as their own transportation.  Criminal background check is also required. 

Pay will depend on experience, but keep in mind we are a small non-profit organization.  Please fax or email cover letter and resume to Rebecca Black at 503-281-8817, or [email protected]  

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Information

organization:211info
position summary:

We are looking for an energetic and persistent individual, committed to growing awareness of the 2-1-1 service in Southwest Washington. Promote 2-1-1 to a wide-variety of audiences through presentations, collateral material, website updates and e-communications. Use your community and relationship-building skills to create a network of partners to support the growth of this valuable service. Collect and update information about local resources. Work with dynamic organizations that are committed to breaking down barriers for folks trying to access social services. As a spokesperson you will meet a wide-variety of staff in the social service field, participate in community events and meetings. Candidates must be self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented.

Salary / Pay Rate:Benefits include: * Stipend of $6,000/term of service, paid on bi-monthly schedule. (approximately $667/mo) * Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $2,362. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used. * Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).

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211info is seeking a Southwest Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member

211info is seeking a Southwest Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member   We are looking for an energetic and persistent individual, committed to growing awareness of the 2-1-1 service in Southwest Washington. Promote 2-1-1 to a wide-variety of audiences through presentations, collateral material, website updates and e-communications. Use your community and relationship-building skills to create a network of partners to support the growth of this valuable service. Collect and update information about local resources. Work with dynamic organizations that are committed to breaking down barriers for folks trying to access social services. As a spokesperson you will meet a wide-variety of staff in the social service field, participate in community events and meetings.

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Nonprofit News

What essential need does your organization meet in the community?

To my fellow nonprofit leaders,

What essential need does your organization fill in the community? When Lindsay and Nita Hill asked me that question at a workshop over the summer, I was quick to answer. “Hands On inspires people to volunteer,” I replied. Lindsay raised an eyebrow. Hmm, I thought. Perhaps I should explore this. With Lindsay and Nita’s help, I came to realize that Hands On’s essential function is to build a bridge between people who want to volunteer and organizations that need their help. It may sound like a nuance, but this has been nothing less than a breakthrough distinction for Hands On. Our staff and board have galvanized around this proclamation of our role in the community.

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Q & A

In search of a good web calendar

We here at Bitch Magazine have been using Google Calendar for our official office schedule and are kind of annoyed with it- it's not very user friendly, there's no way to make things show up different colors on the calendar, etc. Does anyone have an awesome (and free) alternative? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! You can get to me at [email protected]

Thanks, Bitch

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Trainings

Forum On Fraud

A Forum for volunteer non-profit board members, executive directors and finance persons to learn about ways to protect agency resources from fraudulent activities. 1. Who is responsible to prevent fraud?? 2. Who commits fraud? 3. Three elements that are present when frauds occur. 4. Checklist of practical, low-cost ways to prevent fraud. 5. Use a team approach to protecting resources. Ways to involve your insurance agent, your banker and your CPA. 6. Questions to ask your insurance agent. 7. Working with your banker to access risks, threats, and strengthen systems. PRESENTERS: MICHAEL J. PLYMALE, INC., P.S., Certified Public Accountant KRISTY WEAVER,Pacific Continental Bank DAWN ST. CLAIR,Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:00 to 9:30 am Check-in 7:45

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WHEN ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEERS?

What are the lines between volunteer and employee?

For Executive Directors, Human Resources, Volunteer Program Managers, and Board Members.

Do your employees ‘volunteer’ to help at your fundraisers or other events? This session will review the wage and hour laws as they pertain to employee volunteering, including a number of U.S. Department of Labor Opinion letters issued December 2008. This speaker will address practical questions - Who qualifies as a volunteer? May employees volunteer? How to know when hours are “worked” or “volunteered”? - and associated record keeping. Practical risk management; understandable legal perspective.

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Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Branding on a shoestring", Monday, 2/2

A Mercy Corps Northwest marketing seminar: "Branding on a shoestring: Brands as experiences"

What is a brand? How can organizations with limited budgets build their brands to compete with the big players? What constitutes stakeholder experiences with a brand? This session will outline the concept of brand and branding, and walk the audience through the process of building a brand through designing target audience experiences at various touch points. We will focus on the importance of consistent execution and highlight the top three cost-effective techniques to build your organization's brand on a shoestring.

* Monday, February 2, 6:30pm-8:00pm

* Mercy Corps Northwest office, 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland, Oregon

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Volunteering

Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 2/3

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 February 3, 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://tiny.cc/JnSoV

Dress warm and wear clothes that can get dirty!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Ordas.

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Come Teach English to Youth from All Over the World!

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

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 volunteer/tutor?

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

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help Youth from all over the world.  Volunteers 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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