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Digest for February 23, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG Lunch Training: Employment Law for Nonprofits, this Tues! 2/24

CNRG invites you to participate in a *free* CNRG Lunch Training at a new location – The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub in Southeast Portland! We are excited to connect you with valuable resources that will allow you to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge. Here are the details of the upcoming event:

Topic: Employment Law for Nonprofits

Presented by: Peter Stutheit, Attorney at Law

When: February 24, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Lunch Training: Employment Law for Nonprofits, this Tues! 2/24
Fair Trade Federation Conference in Portland--half off registration today!
Call to Artists in N/NE Portland
Mercy Corps NW seminar, Branding on a shoestring, 2/23
Upcoming Happenings at Life by Design... Join Us!
Nation Wide Teach In On Civil and Human rights Violations in Maricopa County Arizona
ReCode Oregon: legalizing sustainability - Tuesday 7pm
E2 Foundation: Translation Services Needed
Housing and Community Specialists
Trail Team Member Positions: Northwest Service Academy
National Wildlife Refuge Wildfire Fuels Reduction Team Member Wanted
Business Manager: Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Parent Child Specialist Wanted: ListentoKids.org
A New Model of Giving
OR Sierra Club looking for event space!
16th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival
Oregon Sierra Club Needs YOU!
Autism Society of Oregon seeking volunteer facilitator
Call for Community Readers
Volunteers Needed for Oregon Academic Decathlon

Events

Fair Trade Federation Conference in Portland--half off registration today!

Just a quick reminder that we are a offering a SPECIAL PRICE on the FTF Conference fee ~ Today Only!

Reduced to a conference of* just $50/person*, the conference will give you access to all of the workshops on cash flow management, creating marketing materials that work, cultivating customers, product design, and much more! The fee also includes most meals during the conference.

Register by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT by sending in the attached registration form:
http://www.fairtradefederation.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/3837
to take advantage of this special deal.
Send the form by fax (202-636-3549) or email to [email protected]

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Call to Artists in N/NE Portland

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center is seeking artists who live and/or work in N/NE Portland to submit one to two pieces of work to our Do North exhibition.

Submissions Deadline: March 13th @ 1pm.

Open House and Do North informational meeting: March 9th @ 5:30 pm

For more information or to submit art visit us at:
www.ifccarts.org/gallery/calendar/2009/do-north-2009/

or email Maria Grina at [email protected]

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Mercy Corps NW seminar, Branding on a shoestring, 2/23

Hello,Mercy Corps Northwest would like to invite you to a seminar on marketing: "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 23, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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

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Upcoming Happenings at Life by Design... Join Us!

Coffee & Conversation/Networking Nights Last Wednesday of the Month 6:30pm – 8:30pm Portland Community College – CPWTC 1626 SE Water Ave (Across from OMSI)

Monthly get-together for mid-career professionals and anyone in transition who is interested in meaningful (paid and unpaid) work to discuss a topical theme, brainstorm ideas, network with peers and share resources. Upcoming Guests:

February 2/25: Dorothy Moran Blueprint for Successful Personal Change

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PCC Community Education Courses:

Evening seminars at Portland Community College: Central & Metro Portland Workforce Training Center

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Nation Wide Teach In On Civil and Human rights Violations in Maricopa County Arizona

Teach-In sponsored locally by Portland Jobs with Justice, VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project, PCASC, & ROP.

Monday February 23rd 7pm 6025 E Burnside

Last week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Arizona marched 200 chained and shackled immigrants from a detention center to a segregated "tent city," in the desert surrounded by a recently installed electric fence, where it will soon reach 120 degrees daily. Sheriff Arpaio has cut their access to healthcare and plans to force them to work in chain gangs if they "misbehave."

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ReCode Oregon: legalizing sustainability - Tuesday 7pm

For more information:
http://www.thedirt.org/node/3658

When: 02/24/2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm

What's all the buzz about Recode Oregon?  Come find out! Child care provided.

Tired of your dreams of sustainable living being crushed by out-dated city regulations?  Time to engage Recode Oregon!

  • Boldly challenging building codes
  • leading the charge for graywater reuse
  • deeply pondering zoning regulations and the Portland Plan
  • being a voice for the grassroots in the halls of power,... 

Its been a busy year for Recode Oregon, and we invite you to catch up with us, and find out how you can get more involved in creating a more sustainable Portland.

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Jobs & Internships

E2 Foundation: Translation Services Needed

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:E2 Foundation
position summary:

Background:
The E2 Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, seeks to enrich education so that all students may take advantage of the gift of public education. We work
with the community to build partnerships and raise money to support nonmandated education projects of the Multnomah Education Service District(MESD). Our students represent the extreme diversity of Multnomah County,representing a variety of income, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, and
family background. Gifts from our donors ensure that tax dollars are used to
the fullest potential – both efficiently and effectively.

Salary / Pay Rate:Please send translation rates
more info...

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Information

organization:Housing Authority of Portland
position summary:

Thank you.

Salary / Pay Rate:Thank you for your interest in the Housing Authority of Portland.

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Trail Team Member Positions: Northwest Service Academy

Trail Team Member Positions
May 26th- October 30, 2009

Positions throughout the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

Field Team Member Mt. Adams Center Information:
http://www.mountadamscenter.org/open-positions.cfm

General information about the Northwest Service Academy:
http://www.northwestserviceacademy.org/

To learn more about out Field Team Experience: http://www.mountadamscenter.org/images/File/FTTeam_Experience09.pdf

Trail Team Summary

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National Wildlife Refuge Wildfire Fuels Reduction Team Member Wanted

National Wildlife Refuge Wildfire Fuels Reduction Team Member
May 26th- October 30, 2009

Positions throughout the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

Field Team Member Mt. Adams Center Information:
http://www.mountadamscenter.org/open-positions.cfm

General information about the Northwest Service Academy: http://www.northwestserviceacademy.org

To learn more about out Field Team Experience: http://www.mountadamscenter.org/images/File/FTTeam_Experience09.pdf

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Business Manager: Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Portland Classical Chinese Garden
position summary:

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is hiring for a 32-hour a week Business Manager to oversee all financial aspects of the Garden's operations.

The Business Manager will be responsible for organization, direction and administration of all Garden finances, including bookkeeping, budget management, cash handling, financial reporting, and payroll. The manager will collaborate with the Executive and Managing Directors to save costs and develop and implement "best practice" policies and procedures. This position also works with other department managers and the Board Treasurer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$35,000 - $40,000
more info...

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Parent Child Specialist Wanted: ListentoKids.org

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Listen To Kids
position summary:

Compassionate, highly-skilled masters level individual sought to be a Parent Child Specialist for Listen To Kids, a dynamic, feminist non-profit organization that works together with children and adults to end child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through prevention and early intervention programs.

Salary / Pay Rate:$18/hr + benefits (40/hrs per week)
more info...

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Nonprofit News

A New Model of Giving

DonorsResource.org is an online hub that connects donors who want to give in-kind donations with nonprofits that need them.

Over 200 nonprofits are registered in Oregon and SW Washington.

DonorsResource.org is a registered trademark of Sisters of the Community (SOC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Della Rae, Founder/Director

http://www.DonorsResource.org

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Q & A

OR Sierra Club looking for event space!

The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club is planning a membership/community event tentatively scheduled for the middle of July (18th or 19th) and is looking for a good space to host it in.

We are looking for a space that can hold quite a few people, isn’t going to break our bank, is kid/family friendly and will allow guests to enjoy the July evening. If you have a good space or any suggestions please let us know! Email Joy at [email protected]

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Volunteering

16th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival

Volunteers are needed for the 16th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival, which has been scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2009. This fun-filled event brings more than 1,000 local 4th and 5th grade students to the PCC-Sylvania campus to learn about water science, watershed ecology, and the vital role that water plays in our everyday lives.

Come share in the fun by serving as a festival volunteer! Here's what past volunteers had to say:

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Oregon Sierra Club Needs YOU!

WE NEED YOU!

Has the new era in politics got you invigorated to help the environment but you don't know how to plug in? Do you want to meet people who think like you do but don’t know where to meet them? Have you been meaning to volunteer, but are worried you don't have the skills to help out? Well NOW is your chance to get involved and do your part to help the Oregon Sierra Club further the good work we're doing. We have several volunteer opportunities in the near future that are vital to accomplishing our work. And we'll train you.

Call Joy--the Sierra Club Office Manager--if you’re interested at 503-238-0442 x300 or email her at [email protected]

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Autism Society of Oregon seeking volunteer facilitator

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Call for Community Readers

Dear friends and community members,   Do you have interest in helping to select AmeriCorps projects for the upcoming 2009-2010 service year? If so, here's a great opportunity for you to get involved and with a minimum time commitment! Be a community reader!

  Northwest Service Academy (NWSA) is an environmental service organization with two centers: Lower Columbia Center (LCC) in Portland, Oregon and Mt. Adams Center (MAC) in Trout Lake, Washington.  We place AmeriCorps members into schools, local government agencies and community-based organizations to carry out projects primarily focused on watershed restoration, service learning, environmental education, volunteer mobilization and community strengthening.

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Volunteers Needed for Oregon Academic Decathlon

The 2009 Oregon Academic Decathlon state competition will be held at the end of February at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the speech or interview events on Friday, February 27th in the university's Education Building. The time commitment is from 3:00 to 5:30 PM.

No prior experience or expertise is required as training (and snacks!) will be provided.

This is a great opportunity to help Oregon's high school students participate in a prestigious, nationwide academic program. The winner of the competition will represent Oregon at the USAD National Finals in Memphis, TN in April.

Please come help students realize their potentials and make Oregon proud.

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