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Digest for July 9, 2009

Digest Contents:

Common Good Finance Informational Meet & Greet
Warm Summer Evening, Fabulous Wines, and Shakespeare... Thurs 7/9 7pm
Like Farmers Markets and Meeting New People?
NWSA's Environmental Achievement Symposium
Volunteer Call- Columbia Slough Regatta 7/26
Financial Counselor
Admissions Assistant
Development and Marketing Director
Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Garden of Wonders/Abernethy School
Looking for a 20'x20' Tent for July 17-19
Please register by July 30 - New Nonprofit Leaders BootCamp at Eagle Creek OR - Aug 31-Sept 4, 2009
Run for Congo Women - Call for Volunteers

Events

Common Good Finance Informational Meet & Greet

Common Good Finance is working to start democratically run, common good banks in Portland, and around the country.

Please join us Thursday, July 9th from 5-7 at People's Co-Op in SE Portland. We will be answering questions, sharing the Common Good Finance video and talking about how we can work together to realize common good banks in our communities as soon as possible!

We have had an exciting summer thus far, gaining partnerships with for profits and non-profits such as Alberta Co-Op, The Sustainable Business Network of Portland and Paloma Clothing. To date we have over 340 sign ups in Oregon and Washington and nearly 1,900 around the world to date.

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Warm Summer Evening, Fabulous Wines, and Shakespeare... Thurs 7/9 7pm

Bag&Baggage Productions invites you to an exclusive fundraiser event:

*** WINES OF SUMMER *** Thursday July 9th - 7pm at Renaissance Wines in Hillsboro, OR.

This delightful summer event is a warm, cheerful, and relaxed way to spend a summer evening; tasting some fabulous wines, basking in the rich and romantic language of Shakespeare, with performances themed around our beautiful pacific northwest summer!

Included will be featured readings from our upcoming outdoor summer production of Romeo & Juliet, gorgeous poems and sonnets, and more.

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Like Farmers Markets and Meeting New People?

1000 Friends of Oregon, a statewide non-profit working to protect Oregon farmland and promote livable urban and rural communities, is looking for volunteers to join us at farmers markets and events this summer.

This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone living in the Portland Metro area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties) who cares about protecting Oregon farms and fighting urban sprawl. We're looking for volunteers to clipboard and table at farmers markets across the region to talk with shoppers about why we need to be preserving our local farms and supporting strong urban areas.

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NWSA's Environmental Achievement Symposium

Join us for lunch to learn what this year's AmeriCorps members are achieving for the environment and our community, and network with other Portland-area environmental professionals.

The event will highlight four jury-selected projects presented by our members, and will include a poster session.

Lunch will be provided by Nicholas Restaurant, courtesy of Northwest Service Academy.    

Where:

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, from noon to 1:00.

Presenters:

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Volunteer Call- Columbia Slough Regatta 7/26

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council needs your help for our 15th annual Regatta on the Columbia Slough on Sunday, July 26th, 2009!  This annual celebration of the slough is the largest one-day paddle in Oregon. The Regatta offers views of riparian habitat that is home to over 175 species of birds, 25 species of fish, and a wide variety of mammals.  Enjoy hands-on activities, live music and visit with local environmental and water-based organizations.

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Jobs & Internships

Financial Counselor

Purpose: To ensure the provision of high quality one-on-one counseling and educational services for clients of the Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) in Vancouver, WA.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

• Deliver high quality counseling services for Foreclosure Prevention/Loss Mitigation services for homeowners; and Debt Management, Credit Repair and Budget counseling and education services for individuals who want to improve their financial situation and/or become homeowners.

• Assess clients by collecting and analyzing client information including income, credit reports, assets, debts and other personal financial information.

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Information

organization:French American International School
position summary:

FAIS seeks an enthusiastic individual with excellent organizational abilities to perform administrative duties for the Office of Admissions. FAIS is a small institution with a culturally diverse environment and an energetic staff. The position will report to the Director of Admissions. It is at .75 FTE; some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Essential duties:

• Manage daily office procedures, paperwork, and files to ensure smooth operation

• Represent school to prospective families by phone, email, and in person

• Prepare and mail admissions applications and other documents

• Maintain admissions database, produce reports, ensure integrity of database information

• Conduct all follow-up correspondence

Salary / Pay Rate:22,000 to 24,000

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Information

organization:Open Adoption & Family Services
position summary:

Development and Marketing Director

Open Adoption & Family Services

Open Adoption & Family Services (OA&FS) is a nonprofit agency with a progressive approach to building healthy families. The agency supports birthparents in making decisions about parenthood in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. When the choice is adoption, we facilitate child-centered open adoptions.

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with Experience

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Garden of Wonders/Abernethy School

Program Coordinator, Garden of Wonders at Abernethy Elementary School

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Looking for a 20'x20' Tent for July 17-19

Yoshida's Sand in the City is next weekend, July 17-19, and we are in urgent need of a 20'x20' tent for our Children's Inspiration Center.

If you have an availble tent that you are able to donate or if you have a contact who can, please contact the Kids on the Block office at 503-736-3200 or email [email protected] Thanks for the help!

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Trainings

Please register by July 30 - New Nonprofit Leaders BootCamp at Eagle Creek OR - Aug 31-Sept 4, 2009

Dear friends in the nonprofit-related community,

We want to make sure you know about our New Nonprofit Leaders BootCamp. Please do share this with colleagues and pass it on to others who might enjoy and benefit from specific nonprofit leadership development in a lovely setting away from the distractions and demands of the workplace.

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Volunteering

Run for Congo Women - Call for Volunteers

Run for Congo Women, an annual event taking place in Lower Macleay Park on September 19th, 2009, is currently recruiting volunteers for pre-event duties. Examples include: coordination of finish line celebration tables, distribution of flyers and promotional material around Portland, helping out at our Bridge Pedal booth on August 9th, assisting with assembly of donated items and other event materials, and much more.

To learn more about our event, please see our web site: www.runforcongowomen.org or email us at [email protected]

We'll also need volunteers for day-of event duties, so if you are free on Saturday, September 19th we'd love to see you!

Please email your interest to [email protected]

Thank you!

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