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Digest for June 10, 2009

Digest Contents:

Yoga Calm for Children: Summer Intensive
"The Knack of Networking" at Taste of ASTD
World Refugee Day Event- Friday June 19th!
Tonight! Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Sustaining the Good
Go Outdoors Day--June 13--Gear prizes, activities and more!
New practical computer skills workshop series at Julia West House
Volunteer Management Networking Group
Community Resilience and Sustainability Internship - TransitionPDX
60+ Environmental AmeriCorps Positions
Online Technology Developer - 09-04
Director of Classroom, Teaching, & Learning - 09-05
Executive Director Position Opening, Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute
Job Opening: Systems Administrator and Desktop Support
Americorps VISTA Development and Special Initiatives Coordinator
Americorps VISTA Development and Special Initiatives Coordinator
Immediate Opening for a Temporary Immigration Attorney
Development Coordinator 0.75 FTE
Community Partnership Coordinator 1.0 FTE
Youth Advocate (Temporary) 0.6 FTE (24 hr/wk)
Reading recommendations from our faculty
Nurturing Leadership Workshop Series
TACS Workshop: Signing Sponsors in a Lean Economy
Work with Diverse Teenage Children-Health Mentors Open House
Work with Diverse Teenage Children-Health Mentors Open House
Gobal Womens Web 2.0/Online Community Management Intern
Do you have relevant skills or experience you would like to share with entreprenuers?
Freelance Photographer Seeking Volunteer Work

Events

Yoga Calm for Children: Summer Intensive

Yoga Calm for Children Summer Intensive with Lynea Gillen, MS and Jim Gillen, RYT July 11-17, 2009 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Still Meadow Retreat, Carver, OR (35 minutes SE of Portland) $750 workshop (Includes textbook & healthy lunches) 3 PSU Graduate credit available ($165 extra) ($200 scholarships available for CNRG members!) Info/Register: www.yogacalm.org Yoga Calm is an innovative child education method that reduces stress,improves self-control, and develops social/emotional skills.  It's good for children and you too!

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"The Knack of Networking" at Taste of ASTD

A new in-person networking and program series sponsored by ASTD-Cascadia for all workplace learning professionals starts Thursday, June 18, at Rose's Restaurant, 1200 NE Broadway in Portland.

"Taste of ASTD" provides a space for networking starting at 11:45, and a luncheon program 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., featuring three Cascadia leaders offering tips on "The Knack of Networking." Event is free; food and beverages no-host.

Reserve a place by e-mail to [email protected] by the end of Tuesday, June 16,or visit wwww.astdcascadia.org for more details.

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World Refugee Day Event- Friday June 19th!

When: June 19th, 2009 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Where: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization 10301 NE Glisan St., Portland Or, 97211

Did you know that Oregon ranks eleventh nationally for numbers of refugees taken in, and Portland has the nation’s twelfth largest refugee population among U. S. cities?

These are real people in our community, with real needs, stories and strengths to share with us.

Join Portland’s four major refugee resettlement and service agencies for a night of

- film screening of a short film shot by children in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.

-information about refugees in our country and community

-first hand accounts by refugees from Afghanistan, Chad and Burma

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Tonight! Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Sustaining the Good

Join us for this month's Springboard Social Innovation Forum!

When: Wednesday, June 10, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 Where:Urban Grind Coffeehouse in NE, 2214 NE Oregon Cost: $5.00 at the door. Light supper included.

June's Forum defines sustainability in a new way. We address how nonprofit change organizations can be sustained through earned income strategies. We will offer an exemplary panel of nonprofits who operate with sustaining strategies. And, an attorney will be on the panel to answer the nitty-gritty questions about how. Come learn how to launch a sustainable nonprofit, or increase your organization's sustainability.

~~~~ 6:15 p.m. ~~~~ Panelists: Sustaining the Good Facilitated by Amy Pearl, Springboard Innovation

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Go Outdoors Day--June 13--Gear prizes, activities and more!

FREE National Go Outdoors Day Event

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/get-outdoors/

Saturday, June 13

10am to 4pm

Water Resources Education Center

Vancouver, Washington

Try your luck in the StreamTeam <www.StreamTeam.net> obstacle course before you meet with Smokey the Bear! Win free prizes to help you enjoy more of the great Pacific Northwest.  Learn how to affordably enjoy the great outdoors with the family.  Free activities and information for the whole family!

 

Lisa Beranek * StreamTeam Coordinator * Clark Public Utilities

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New practical computer skills workshop series at Julia West House

This six-week series of free workshops will focus on practical application of intermediate computer skills for career development and personal advancement.

When: Mondays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28; 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Where: Julia West House Workshops (www.juliawest.org), 2nd Floor Computer Lab, 522 SW 13th Ave, Portland 97205 (TriMet #15, #20; Portland Streetcar; MAX) -- The location is not wheelchair accessible; there is a steep and narrow staircase.

Instructor: Sarah A. Morrigan (Iridia Creative Productions, www.iridiacreative.summerhost.info)

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Volunteer Management Networking Group

When: Wednesday, June 24, 10am-11am

Where: Grand Central Café @ 1444 NE Weidler Street

For all people who manage volunteers -- whether it’s your official title, a part of your job description or just something you do from time to time. The aim of this group is to provide a space where we can come together to share ideas and strategies, address challenges we're facing and collaborate to improve our work.

Starting in June, we will be meeting at this time and place the last Wednesday of every month.

No need to RSVP, but please feel free to email Leah Benson, IRCO Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions/comments.

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Jobs & Internships

Community Resilience and Sustainability Internship - TransitionPDX

Summer internship (20 hrs/wk, mid-June to mid-August, flexible dates and days)

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60+ Environmental AmeriCorps Positions

Answer your nation’s call to serve your community!  Share your passion for nature with local youth!  Teach the community how to garden!  Lead the way for local school districts to be more environmentally sustainable!

Resource Conservation Coordinator, Environmental Educator, Community Garden Program Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and many more: Northwest Service Academy has many positions available in schools, government agencies, and non-profits in the Portland metro area and beyond.  Find a position in Portland, or bring your green ethics to the suburbs and outlying communities that need them!

Great Perks: $1036-1278/month, $4725 scholarship, health insurance, training opportunities, student loan forbearance & childcare allowance.

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Information

organization:Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
position summary:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY POSITION Advisor – Online Technology Developer Center for School, Family, & Community – Position Number 09-04 Level 11 DESCRIPTION The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. NWREL is a private, nonprofit corporation which has served the Northwest region since 1966 as its Regional Educational Laboratory under contract with the U. S. Department of Education, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. This position contributes to NWREL by developing web-based applications that advance the goals, purposes, and objectives of NWREL’s work. DUTIES

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary range: $43,100 - $73,800 per year based on experience, plus a benefits package that includes vacation, generous employer paid retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, transportation benefit, and opportunities for ongoing professional development.

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Information

organization:Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
position summary:

A unique opportunity in the Premier R&D Organization in the Northwest

It is infrequent that a senior, cabinet level position opens in a large ($25M annual revenue) non-profit organization with a multi-talented, diverse staff (160 FTE). Such an opportunity is now available at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL in Portland, Oregon. We are seeking just the right person to become the Director of the Classroom, Teaching, & Learning Center of Excellence, one of four Centers of Excellence that comprise the programmatic thrust of the organization.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary up to $135,000 depending on qualifications, and a generous benefits package.

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Executive Director Position Opening, Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute, Hood River, Oregon

Closes: June 11, 2009 REGULAR, 3/4

TIMESALARY: Negotiable, DOE Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is currently seeking a ¾-time Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organizations consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. 

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Job Opening: Systems Administrator and Desktop Support

Job Announcement

Job Title:                  Systems Administrator and Desktop Support

Reports to:               Finance Director

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Hours:                       Part time – 20 hours per week

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Americorps VISTA Development and Special Initiatives Coordinator

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian children and families.

Position: VISTA Donor Relations Coordinator

Location: NICWA, 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97239

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Americorps VISTA Development and Special Initiatives Coordinator

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Organizational Mission: NICWA is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian children and families.

Position: VISTA Development and Special Initiatives Coordinator

Location: NICWA, 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97239

The VISTA development and special initiatives coordinator will build upon the work of the first two VISTA members in sustaining NICWA's major donor program. The VISTA member will work with development staff to increase the financial base for NICWA's core programs. This includes working with private foundations, Indian tribes, and private donors.

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Immediate Opening for a Temporary Immigration Attorney

Immediate opening for a Temporary Immigration Attorney at Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) Please email resume and cover letter to EMO at [email protected] 

Position closed on June 21st at 5:00p.m. The position will be that of a temporary (approximately 90 Days), part-time (0.5 FTE) employee.  

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Information

organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

The Development Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the donor database, coordinating printing and mailing of appeals, investigating grant opportunities with foundations, assisting the Development Director in the day-to-day administrative tasks such as running donor reports and preparing thank you letters and gift acknowledgments. The Development Coordinator will also assist with special events of Bradley Angle and conduct individual and corporate donations research in our efforts to implement a moves management major donor cultivation program.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Information

organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

To cultivate, coordinate, and sustain community partnerships with individuals, groups, and businesses in support of the operational, fundraising, and program needs of Bradley Angle.

Salary / Pay Rate:$14.34/hour

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Information

organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

The Temporary Youth Advocate is responsible for implementing the youth support services at the Bradley Angle Emergency Shelter. This is a temporary position to provide staffing support during an employee leave of absence (June 22 – September 31, 2009).

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.55/hour

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Reading recommendations from our faculty

A while ago I asked our faculty to recommend reading for the contemporary nonprofit leaders. Here are a few suggestions.

Kolb, D.M., & Williams, J. (2003). Everyday negotiation: Navigating the hidden agendas in bargaining. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Badaracco, J.L. ((2002).  Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.   Crutchfield, L.R. and Grant, H.M. (2008).  Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Also, anything out there about the changing landscape of philanthropy as well as insights gained from the Obama campaign’s fundraising strategy.

Any to add?

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Trainings

Nurturing Leadership Workshop Series

City Repair and Recode are collaborating to offer ongoing community empowerment trainings. Our intention behind offering these trainings is to provide the community with skills that enhance the way we work together to create social change. These trainings will be ongoing.

The first series will focus on nurturing leadership. We will intentionally discuss ways we can work together effectively, become comfortable with our own power and learn to see ourselves as active participants in shaping our world.

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TACS Workshop: Signing Sponsors in a Lean Economy

Presenter: Barbara Harrington, Founding Partner, The Sponsorship Network

Date: July 23, 2009

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Even in a lean economy, companies continue to advertise. Sponsorships with nonprofit organizations are powerful marketing tools for corporations. Sales are up because sponsorships outperform traditional advertising. However, to be successful in sponsorship sales, nonprofits need clear ethical standards, a thorough understanding of the benefits corporations really crave, and a way to deliver that information to marketing decision-makers.

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Volunteering

Work with Diverse Teenage Children-Health Mentors Open House

Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program_Volunteer or Academic Field Placement/Internship

 

To Learn more:  Attend an informal information session June 18, 2009 from 5-7:30 PM at an Open House at the MIKE Program office 9155 SW Barnes Road Ste, 221, Portland, 97225. (free parking or just up the street from the Sunset Transit on MAX  or Trimet Bus #20 stops at the building at Providence St. Vincent’s Health Center

 

Or visit:

About:  www.mikeprogram.org

Contact:  [email protected] or 503-296-7705

 

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Work with Diverse Teenage Children-Health Mentors Open House

Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program_Volunteer or Academic Field Placement/Internship

 

To Learn more:  Attend an informal information session June 18, 2009 from 5-7:30 PM at an Open House at the MIKE Program office 9155 SW Barnes Road Ste, 221, Portland, 97225. (free parking or just up the street from the Sunset Transit on MAX  or Trimet Bus #20 stops at the building at Providence St. Vincent’s Health Center

 

Or visit:

About:  www.mikeprogram.org

Contact:  [email protected] or 503-296-7705

 

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Gobal Womens Web 2.0/Online Community Management Intern

Help World Pulse Unleash Women's Voices Worldwide

Position Description:

World Pulse (www.worldpulse.com) seeks an Online Community Management Intern to hold a demanding and exciting position on our online community newswire, PulseWire.com. The intern will support the PulseWire team in managing customer service, community relations and nurturing our online community of visionary women from around the world. You will connect with women across the globe to exchange ideas and opportunities that can change our lives. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to gain valuable skills working on the frontiers of new media and become an official voice for World Pulse in our online community of 2000+ members.

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Do you have relevant skills or experience you would like to share with entreprenuers?

Mercy Corps Northwest is looking for volunteers to give presentations to our clients on topics that are relevant to entrepreneurship, business start-up or on-going business.

Mercy Corps Northwest is a non-profit organization that helps low income individuals in Oregon and Washington improve their lives through small business and self-employment. We offer education, training, one-on-one business planning assistance, small business loans and a matched savings account program. For more information about our mission and programs, please visit our website at www.mercycorpsnw.org.

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Freelance Photographer Seeking Volunteer Work

Hello! I’m a freelance photographer looking to volunteer my services for not-for-profit organizations or charities. I’ve been taking photos for years, putting my creativity and love into a hobby I would love to grow into a career. My recent focus has been nature photography and I am looking to expand my experiences into different realms of photography.

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