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Daily Digest

Digest for March 13, 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!
Two Site-Planning Workshops this weekend--Free!
Lincoln City Business Briefing on the Governor's Climate Change Package
Find the Work You Love After Age 50, State of Oregon Recruiter Daniel Rodriguez
Compassionate Communication
Multiple Sclerosis: Insights & Information
City Repair Community Visioning
Anti Poverty Family Advocate - Bilingual Spanish/English
Part-time bilingual Spanish/English teaching position
Native American Youth and Family Center AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available
Two Wilderness-Back Country Rangers Needed
Two Forest Trails Reconstruction Technicians Needed
AmeriCorps Field Team Member Positions
Director, Market Planning and Operations
Director of Counseling and Psychology: Portland State University
Oregon Council for the Humanities extends deadline for the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua
Register Now for Spring Nonprofit Classes (or Risk Course Cancellations...)
Zero Cost Wind Energy Systems for Non-Profits!
Learn About Development and Micro-finance
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon seeking Events Committee Members
Teach Fashion Design to youth at Madison High School (NE Portland)
Skilled Volunteers Needed for Spa Day for Women Living with HIV
Looking for artists to teach youth at Madison (NE Portland)

Events

Two Site-Planning Workshops this weekend--Free!

Already attended a Naturescaping Basics workshop? Ready to take the next steps in making your landscape project a reality?

East Multnomah SWCD has 2 FREE Site Planning Workshops this weekend! An extension of Naturescaping Basics, this workshop gives participants experience with the specific steps involved in planning a landscape or project. You will learn how to map your property, assess your garden style and needs, do some garden dreaming, and work on a group design scenario.

Note: Participants must have attended the Naturescaping Basics Workshop first. Spaces are still available, but filling quickly!

Registration will remain open through Saturday. Register online now at http://www.emswcd.org/workshops-events. Information: 503-935-5368.

Saturday, 3/14

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Lincoln City Business Briefing on the Governor's Climate Change Package

This year presents a historic opportunity for Oregon to enact climate change policy. Governor Kulongoski has recommended a significant package of climate bills for the 2009 legislative session. The Bills focus on energy efficiency, creating carbon markets, creating new funding and incentives for renewables such as solar, and new clean transportation infrastructure and incentives. We believe that it can drive economic opportunities for many businesses.

Climate Solutions is hosting a business briefing in Lincoln City to discuss the Governor's Climate Change Package, how Climate Change Legislation can help local businesses, and how to get involved.

Lincoln City Business Briefing on Governor’s Climate Package

March 20, 12pm-2pm

Taft Fire House

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Find the Work You Love After Age 50, State of Oregon Recruiter Daniel Rodriguez

AARP and Life by Design welcomes State of Oregon recruiter Daniel Rodriguez who will discuss sharpening your job-hunting skills.

Job hunting has changed a lot over the past few decades. If you're looking for work in today's competitive job market, you'll need a strategy that is different from what may have worked in the past.

Come to the following AARP workshop to learn about the job market (especially State of Oregon Jobs), applying for state jobs, transferable skills, developing a resume, writing cover letters, tips for interviewing and more. The workshop is Free.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1:00-3:00

Where: AARP OR State Office, 9200 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas

Cost: FREE

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Compassionate Communication

Living Yoga has scheduled the first of this year's Continuing Education classes, and we are pleased to offer Compassionate Communication with Kathy Marchant on Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 4pm-6pm at amrita: a sanctuary for yoga. Class cost is $25 and you can register by Saturday, March 14 by emailing [email protected]

Based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC) fosters a consciousness of respect, understanding, and compassion--empowering individuals to authentically connect with themselves and others. This quality of connection ensures everyone's needs are equally valued. "When we change our language, we change our thinking, our relationships, and our experience."

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Multiple Sclerosis: Insights & Information

Join us for this free class. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and widely varying disease affecting the central nervous system. Most people experience their first signs and symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. In some, multiple sclerosis is a mild condition, and in others it can lead to permanent disability.

Learn more about this condition, presented by Neurologists Kyle Smoot, M.D., and Paul Ash, M.D., as they discuss: · Signs/symptoms and their causes · Tests and diagnosis · Drug therapies and alternative therapies, including acupuncture · Latest in research A question-and-answer period will follow presentation. FREE.

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City Repair Community Visioning

This is a reminder that the Community Vision for City Repair will be happening Sunday, March 15th from 10am to 5pm at CRHQ, 3125 E. Burnside. If you are receiving this message, you are invited to come and your opinion is welcomed. We are looking for input and energy to continue the work and better serve the world. Please also remember that lunch is potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

If you are unable to attend and have a moment to answer these questions (or plan on attending and want your voice to be heard beforehand) you can email your answers to [email protected]

* What are City Repair's gifts (projects, ideas, modalities) that we should continue manifesting?

* Are there any activities/projects that we should stop doing? And why?

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Jobs & Internships

Anti Poverty Family Advocate - Bilingual Spanish/English

Job Title:                                Anti Poverty Family Advocate – Bilingual Spanish

Department:                           Social Services

Reports to:                             Lead Social Services Specialist and Director of Programs

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Part-time bilingual Spanish/English teaching position

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Multnomah County Family Court Services
position summary:

Family Court Services is seeking a bilingual Spanish/English speaking professional to provide contract teaching services to the psycho-educational class "Parents Helping Children Cope with Family Change." This is a court-mandated class for parents who are seeking divorce or custody of children under the age of 18 in Multnomah County.

Salary / Pay Rate:$45.00-$47.25 per hour for a part-time contract position (between 4.5 and 13.5 hours per month)
more info...

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Native American Youth and Family Center AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

Build up your Community and your Career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at NAYA Family Center!

The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) is currently looking for nine new AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members. Diverse, creative and resourceful members are needed to help build capacity and discover new resources for the NAYA Family Center with our sustainability, financial capacity, community development, Elders programming, youth services, volunteer recruitment and our employment and housing services.

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Two Wilderness-Back Country Rangers Needed

Wenatchee National Forest

Wilderness-Backcountry Ranger (2 Positions)

AmeriCorps term of service: June 15, 2009 - November 20, 2009

Spend the summer and fall in the rugged North Cascades backcountry. This position is perfect for a person who has a passion for being in the mountains. The position requires extended multiple day backpacking tours in a high mountain environment; contacting all types of trail users; providing area information, promoting user cooperation; educating the public on proper use practices; and keeping a daily log of use data and trail conditions. Areas covered include a variety of trail use opportunities including mountain biking, motorcycle riding, horse riding, and hiking.

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Two Forest Trails Reconstruction Technicians Needed

Mt. Hood National Forest

Forest Trails Reconstruction Technician (2 Positions)

AmeriCorps term of service: June 15, 2009 - November 20, 2009

Spend your summer and fall amongst the vast forests of Mt. Hood. This position is perfect for a hard working person who has a love for hiking! Technicians will serve on a trail crew to reconstruct trails damaged by fires, and to construct bridges damaged by storm events. Interns will improve their skills in trails maintenance and reconstruction and will be exposed to other elements of natural resource management in the National Forest. The crew will work Monday-Thursday, with 10 hour days. Some of the summer will be spent camped out near the work site in the Mt Hood Wilderness.

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AmeriCorps Field Team Member Positions

AmeriCorps Field 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 Leader and Member Experience: http://www.mountadamscenter.org/images/File/FTTeam_Experience09.pdf

Trail Team Summary

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Director, Market Planning and Operations

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to encourage the development and adoption of energy-efficient products and services. We are supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy-efficiency industry representatives. We develop market transformation initiatives that help consumers, businesses, and communities reap the environmental and cost benefits of using energy more wisely. Visit our website at www.nwalliance.org to find out more.

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Director of Counseling and Psychology: Portland State University

D95488 – Director of Counseling and Psychology – Student Health and Counseling Center (SHAC)

Portland State University invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychology for its Student Health and Counseling Office.

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Nonprofit News

Oregon Council for the Humanities extends deadline for the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua

The Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH) seeks proposals for scholars interested in facilitating community discussions in the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua.

After a comprehensive evaluation of its programs, OCH has reshaped Oregon Chautauqua into the Conversation Project, which offers statewide opportunities for civic dialogue and humanities learning, but with a greater emphasis on contemporary themes and interactive, facilitated conversations rather than traditional scholar presentations.

Interested scholars should download and review the Request for Proposals at www.oregonhum.org. OCH has extended the postmark deadline for proposals for the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua to Friday, March 27, 2009.

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Register Now for Spring Nonprofit Classes (or Risk Course Cancellations...)

From the management - If you have not yet registered for spring classes, please do so sooner rather than later so we know to plan for your participation. The term begins the week of March 30. Our Spring 2009 nonprofit-related courses include: Advanced Grantwriting, Contemporary Issues in Fundraising, Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (formerly Boards & Commissions), Grantwriting, Introduction to Nonprofit Management, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Women’s Development and Microfinance (prerequisite for India Field Study Summer  2009)

More detail is on the website http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/spring-2009. Best to you all and enjoy that sunshine! Sharon

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Zero Cost Wind Energy Systems for Non-Profits!

If you have a non-profit that is in the Pacific Power and Light service territory and have over an acre of land I may be able to get you a wind system installed at your location of business at no cost to your organization! You need to have a reasonable wind speed, 10mph annual average or better (I can help you determine whether you qualify or not), and you must also have a commitment to community involvement. If this seems like something that your organization can benefit from, call me and we can discuss your eligibility.

Time is of the essence. This proposal is due on May 15th, the sooner we get started the better chances we have of getting a wind system for your organization fully paid for by the state, feds, and utilities!

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Q & A

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Trainings

Learn About Development and Micro-finance

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ABOUT DEVELOPMENT

Women’s Development and Micro-finance Thursday 4 pm – 6:30 beginning April 2 for 11 weeks.

Since Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, microfinance and micro-enterprise have been seen as a way out of poverty for millions of low-income and poor people. Other models have emerged as well some distinctly woman-focused or having feminist orientations. Come learn about these and other development models in this lively and involving course. Although the class will focus on women, the concepts are applicable to both men and women.

Development & Microfinance in India July 31, 2009 – August 23, 2009

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Volunteering

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon seeking Events Committee Members

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is looking for creative individuals to join our events committee and assist in the planning and execution of the organizations major special event fundraisers. We are a fun group in the planning stages of our spring event series and online auction and need help and great ideas!

Email Jill McGraw, Development Director if you would like to join us every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 in our downtown office.

Thank you!

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Teach Fashion Design to youth at Madison High School (NE Portland)

Students at Madison High (grades 8-12) are anxious to learn skills in Fashion Design to develop future career skills or a new hobby. If you have a skill in fashion design and you would like to share it with some Portland youth, we need you!

Impact Northwest's SUN Community School Program at Madison High School is looking for FASHION DESIGN experts or enthusiasts that would like to volunteer to teach a class starting the week of April 6th-May 29th (or earlier). We are open to any topic in Fashion Design or project that you want to emphasize. The class can be 1-2 hours long, once a week (occurring during after school hours of 2:45pm-4:45pm). Days of the week are flexible. A small budget for materials is also available.

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Skilled Volunteers Needed for Spa Day for Women Living with HIV

The Women of Wisdom (WOW) program at the Quest Center for Integrative Health is looking for skilled volunteers to provide foot massages/pedicures and hair cuts for HIV positive women from 5:30—8:00 PM on March 25th as part of an upcoming “Head to Toe and Down Below” workshop.

Sexual and reproductive health of women living with HIV/AIDS is fundamental to their well-being and that of their partners and children. The “Head to Toe and Down Below” workshop discusses sexuality and HIV in a relaxed format addressing both the mind and the body to promote sexual health among women living with HIV/AIDS.

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Looking for artists to teach youth at Madison (NE Portland)

If you have a skill in art or design and you would like to share it with some Portland youth, we need you! Impact Northwest's SUN Community School Program at Madison High School (grades 8-12) is looking for ARTIST volunteers that would like to teach an art class starting the week of April 6th-May 29th (or earlier). We are open to any form of art and would love to hear what you would like to teach. The class can be 1-2 hours long, once a week (occurring during after school hours of 2:45pm-4:45pm). Days of the week are flexible. A small budget for materials is also available.

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