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Digest for March 12, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG's Nonprofit Networking Night : New Location and New Time!

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night: Thursday, March 19th, 5:30-7:30pm. 

Airplay Café, 701 E Burnside St.

Join us for an evening of conversation and live music at a new networking night location!

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 : New Location and New Time!
Sat. 3/21 - "The Heart of Change: A Conversation with Ram Dass"
Springboard Social Innovation Forum - Wednesday, March 11
Join Young Women Social Entrepreneurs for Networking 101 with Stacey Lane
Daybreak Cohousing to Host Talk by Cohousing Veteran
Free Showing of Geoff Lawton's DVD Establishing a Food Forest - Tonight 7pm
Act to End Hunger Coordinator
CLOSED - Finance / HR Assistant
PEEPs Camp Counselor
RACC delivers State of the Arts to Portland City Council
Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 3/19!
Zenger Farm Orchard Planting This Saturday!
Volunteer with 'The Store that Builds Homes'
Join Virginia Garcia Connect--Have fun and make an impact in your community!
Volunteers needed at American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center (Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital)

Events

Sat. 3/21 - "The Heart of Change: A Conversation with Ram Dass"

Living Earth will present “The Heart of Change: a conversation with Ram Dass”

Saturday, March 21, 7:30 pm

First Unitarian Salmon St. Sanctuary, at SW 12th /Salmon St. 

Suggested donation is $10.  

This gentle DVD flows like a meditation, capturing highlights of a recent conversation with Ram Dass as he shared his views on conscious service and social action.  More info is online at www.livingearthgatherings.org or by calling 503-788-7311. 

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Springboard Social Innovation Forum - Wednesday, March 11

This month’s forum is themed “Local Solutions” and will use emerging local projects for real-time, hands-on learning. If you are an organization or individual seeking to build neighborhood support, map your community’s assets, or adapt our city to support social, environmental, and economic innovation, please join in to take action!

Speakers include Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy, motiveSpace, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Innovative Cities.

Date + Location:

Wednesday, March 11

Doors open at 5:30pm

Forum 6-9pm

@ Urban Grind East

2214 NE Oregon

Admission $5 (includes dinner)

www.springboardinnovation.org

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Join Young Women Social Entrepreneurs for Networking 101 with Stacey Lane

PLEASE RSVP to [email protected]

Please join YWSE on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 7pm when we present Stacey Lane who will discuss networking tips and pointers!

Networking isn't a bad word. It's an essential part of being a savvy professional, getting things done, and making things happen. Come learn the top three things that can make or break a networking interaction, and how to make the most of your natural networking style. Discover a new way to think about networking so you feel confident in your approach and make the most of all your networking contacts. From informational interviewing to developing a collaborative relationship with a competitor, bring your challenging networking situations as examples for us to tackle.

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Daybreak Cohousing to Host Talk by Cohousing Veteran

Joani Blank, a long-time member of two San Francisco Bay Area cohousing communities and a past board member of the national Cohousing Association, will share some of her expertise and answer questions in an informal talk in Portland on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The event will be hosted by Daybreak Cohousing, now under construction in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland. Blank will speak at Yetti’s, a wine bar and restaurant at 1914 N. Killingsworth in North Portland.

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Free Showing of Geoff Lawton's DVD Establishing a Food Forest - Tonight 7pm

What is a food forest?  It's all different types of trees and plants growing together more as you would find them in nature (rather than in an orchard), but substituting types of plants that provide you with food, medicine, etc. along with their other functions.  Since food forests are largely made up of perennial food plants (meaning they produce food every year with no replanting and low maintenance once established), they can provide you with lots of food for many years at very little cost.  In uncertain times, a food forest could be one of your smartest investments!

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Hunger Task Force
position summary:

The Act to End Hunger Coordinator will work with project partners to develop the second 5-year strategic plan to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity in Oregon. The coordinator will convene meetings with key stakeholders and members of the public throughout the state to gather information about how hunger and food insecurity affects Oregonians. The coordinator will compile and analyze information and provide recommendations for strategic activities, and create the next Act to End Hunger. Finally, the coordinator will work with an evaluation consultant to create measurements to evaluate activities outlined in the next Act.

PRIMARY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the next Act to End Hunger:

Salary / Pay Rate:$19/hr - 25/hrs. a week

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CLOSED - Finance / HR Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Cascade AIDS Project
position summary:

Description: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the leading provider of HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and support services in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking an experienced Finance / HR Assistant to perform a variety of specialized, complex, confidential, technical and administrative support work for the Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Diversity and Human Resources. Responsibilities require a high level of tact, discretion, and judgment as well as a thorough knowledge of agency policy and procedures. This position reports to the Senior Staff Accountant. This is a union position.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation: $32,136 to $35,136 annually, depending on experience; employer-paid health, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.
more info...

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PEEPs Camp Counselor

Help us build on the success of this unique children’s environmental ed program!   PEEPs (Portland Environmental Engagement Program) is a summer program for middle school boys and girls, focusing on environmental projects, service experiences, and leadership development.  We seek counselors to help plan and lead daily activities with the youth, and represent PEEPs and Northwest Service Academy at community events.

Background in environmental education is required.  Experience with middle school youth, knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology, and Wilderness First Aid certification are preferred.

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Nonprofit News

RACC delivers State of the Arts to Portland City Council

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) will deliver its annual “State of the Arts” presentation to Portland City Council.

RACC Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and RACC Board Chair Carole Morse will describe how last year's investments in arts and culture benefitted the City. They will also discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing the arts community in 2009.

Thursday, March 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  The official presentation will begin at 2:00 and last until about 2:30.

From 2:30 to 3:00, citizens may comment on the RACC report and testify about their personal experiences with arts and culture.

At approximately 3:00, Portland Mayor Sam Adams will ask City Council to approve the report.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 3/19!

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 Tuesday, March 19th, 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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Zenger Farm Orchard Planting This Saturday!

Calling all hard working farm-loving folks! Come spend an afternoon at Zenger Farm and help plant our new orchards and berry patches. We'll be digging, planting and mulching more than 75 trees and berries. Bring your friends, your shovels, gloves and great attitude. Dress warmly - the wind blows cold out here! We’ll provide snacks and tips on planting fruit. Please RSVP by sending your name, phone number, email address, # of people attending, and # of shovels you can bring to [email protected] or call 503.282.4245.

 

Saturday March 14th

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

At Zenger Farm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

Directions

www.zengerfarm.org

 

Be part of planting a new orchard in the city!

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Volunteer with 'The Store that Builds Homes'

The Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a non-profit organization that sells re-useable building materials and supplies. The proceeds go toward building simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

The ReStore is now seeking individuals interested in being a part of our Volunteer Truck Crew for donation pick-up on Tuesdays from 9-2pm.

The requirements for this volunteer opportunity are:

For Drivers: -You must have a CDL or experience driving large trucks (ours is a 26 ft. box truck, comparable to a large U-Haul.)

-You must have a clean driving record.

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Join Virginia Garcia Connect--Have fun and make an impact in your community!

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation is establishing a new group called Virginia Garcia Connect (VG Connect). VG Connect will be made up of a group of dynamic, community-minded individuals who share an interest in taking action to ensure that all people have access to high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate healthcare. We are currently looking for founding members! Join us as we make an impact in our community and have fun doing it!

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Volunteers needed at American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center (Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital)

 The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to staff its Cancer Resource Center at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.

Volunteers provide information and connect people to appropriate resources.

Training will be provided on how to use the American Cancer Society database and on how to connect with local resources. Interested volunteers should contact us by email at [email protected]

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