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Digest for July 22, 2009

Digest Contents:

Come check out the area of Mentoring!
Hike with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign
Cooperative Economics: Presentation, Potluck and Forum
History Pub July 27th
Administrative Assistant to Artistic Director
United Way: Administrative Assistant Position Opening
Links AmeriCorps Policy Coordinator (part-time)
Multiple Positions Avaliable! Youth Development Workers Wanted!
Managing Director - 20-30 hrs/wk.
Donor Management Databases
Community Empowerment Trainings
TACS 2009 - 2010 Nonprofit Training Series Reminder
Love Books? Volunteer for Wordstock!
10 Volunteers Still Needed for Columbia Slough Regatta!
Calling all volunteer photographers!

Events

Come check out the area of Mentoring!

Have you ever considered mentoring? Oregon Mentors provides support to youth mentoring programs throughout Oregon (more than 40 in the metro area!) We will be in the Alberta Neighborhood at Fuel Cafe (14th and Alberta)on July 29th, from 5 pm – 7pm to provide no-pressure information about the variety of mentoring opportunities available for volunteers.

Come learn how a mentoring program can provide safe and supportive ways for you to incorporate a young person into many of the activities you already enjoy doing in your life (cooking, watching movies, walking, tennis, card games, etc.) and how this commitment can positively impact a child for the rest of his or her life.

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Hike with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign

Join the Oregon Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about the dangers of coal and how Oregon can overcome its addiction to coal.

The Oregon Beyond Coal Campaign will lead a hike to Latourell Falls, an easy 2.3-mile hike with a 600 ft. elevation gain, featuring two waterfalls and classic views of the Columbia River Gorge. On the hike we will discuss how the Boardman coal-fired power plant threatens the health of the Columbia River Gorge and how Oregon can become a coal free state. Families are welcome. Just bring water and a lunch.

When: August 9th, 9am-3pm

Where: We will meet at the Sierra Club office. 1821 SE Ankeny St. Portland, 97214

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Cooperative Economics: Presentation, Potluck and Forum

Cooperative Economics: presented by Common Good Finance and The Alberta Coop

Come one, come all! Let us start a better bank together! Common Good Finance is working to start democratically run, socially responsible, common good banks in Portland, and around the country.

This month we are teaming up with one of our local partners, The Alberta Coop for Cooperative Economics! Please join us Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:30 for a community potluck, presentation and open forum at The Lotus Seed Center (4635 NE 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97211). We will be giving a short presentation, showing a video and talking about how we can work together to realize common good banks in our communities as soon as possible.

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History Pub July 27th

History Pub “On Paper Wings: Story of the Japanese Balloon Bombs” July 27

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Jobs & Internships

Administrative Assistant to Artistic Director

Administrative Assistant Opening for Non-Profit Performing Arts Company

Company: Pendulum Dance Theatre Title: Administrative Assistant to Artistic Director Salary: $13.00/hr DOE Starting Date: October 23, 2008 or earlier Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Position: the Administrative Assistant has the primary responsibility for providing administrative support to the Artistic Director.

Specific Duties:

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United Way: Administrative Assistant Position Opening

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant to perform a wide range of administrative duties in support of the Vice President-Resource Development/Workplace Giving and the Workplace Giving Team.  3-5 years experience required.  Additional information:  www.unitedway-pdx.org.  Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected]  Reference Job #109.  Position closes 7/30/09.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Information

organization:Coalition for a Livable Future
position summary:

Coalition for a Livable Future is currently seeking a part-time Links AmeriCorps Policy Coordinator. The Policy Coordinator will assist with all aspects of CLF's policy work, including supporting its primary projects - the Regional Equity Atlas Project and Shift the Balance Transportation Campaign. Additionally, the Policy Coordinator will help organize member events, including CLF's annual Regional Livability Summit, a one-day conference that engages hundreds of leaders in strategizing about opportunities for advancing CLF's vision for a more just and sustainable region.

Friendly, fast-paced office requires flexibility. Web or graphic design skills a bonus!

Salary / Pay Rate:This is an unpaid volunteer position that is approximately 15 hours/week for 12 months. Upon successful completion of a term of service, the member will receive an education award of $1,800 through AmeriCorps.

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Information

organization:Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council
position summary:

Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council Position Posting: Morning and Afternoon Site Instructors for Portland Public School District Afterschool Programs (Sunnyside, Creative Science, Beverly Cleary Fernwood, Beverly Cleary Hollyrood and The Roost Middle School Program)

General Description: • Part time Morning Positions: 6am to 9am (16-18 hours per week) • Part time Afternoon Positions: 2-6pm (20-25 hrs/wk.) • Position focused on developing and facilitating Camp Fire after-school activities for students in grades K-8 (K-1 at Hollyrood, 6-8 at The Roost).

Salary / Pay Rate:$11-12.50 DOE

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Information

organization:Third Angle New Music Ensemble
position summary:

Seeking a dynamic, collaborative professional to provide organizational leadership as we venture into the next phase of our journey. With a 24 year history of interpreting our time through music, Third Angle has garnered a reputation for musical excellence, satisfyingly eclectic programming, fun, and organizational stability. We’re ready to take it up a notch and seek a managing partner to join us in the process.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends on Experience

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Nonprofit News

There are currently no Nonprofit News posts.

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Q & A

Donor Management Databases

We are considering making a change from Raiser’s Edge to a different donor management system. While there are many good reasons for doing this, at least in our minds, the two most relevant are to find a management system that is easier to use and still gives us room to grow.

Obviously, we know that there is no one perfect system AND we know that there are pitfalls to a major data conversion project.

All of that said, if any of you have moved from Raiser’s Edge to another system +/or have any insight to offer about any of the current donor management products out there, we would love to hear from you.

Thanks in advance!

 amy doering smith

director of development

 

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Trainings

Community Empowerment Trainings

As we try to change the world issues around group process keep coming up. The Community Empowerment Trainings are designed to provide a space for discussion of these issues and opportunities to gain skills to improve any group process that you may be part of.

July 23rd from 6:30-9pm Consensus Continued- Discuss and learn about the flow of a decision in a consensus process. The training will discuss how to facilitate discussion of small or large decisions.

July 30th from 6:30-9pm Social Networking and use of Social Capital to create change and develop community with Mark Lakeman of City Repair.

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TACS 2009 - 2010 Nonprofit Training Series Reminder

Through the following peer networks, nonprofit staff, volunteers, board members, consultants, and professionals meet monthly to receive updates, solve problems, share best practices, and offer each other peer support.

Each year long series is designed to encompass the most relevant topics facing the sector. Sign up for a Season Pass or just come to the sessions that interest you.

  • Diversity Leaders Network * Wednesdays * 8:00 - 10:00 am

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Volunteering

Love Books? Volunteer for Wordstock!

For the past four years, thousands of Northwest book lovers have discovered new writers and celebrated books and stories at the Wordstock festival. This year's festival is is right around the corner, and we need volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include escorting authors to their readings, assisting with book signings, staffing information booths, and selling merchandise!

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10 Volunteers Still Needed for Columbia Slough Regatta!

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is still in need of 10 volunteers for  our 15th annual Regatta on the Columbia Slough on Sunday, July 26th, 2009 from 9am-1pm!  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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Calling all volunteer photographers!

Schoolhouse Supplies is in search of volunteer photographers to help capture the fun during our Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program! This program partners high-need Portland elementary schools with corporate sponsors, by providing every child in each sponsored school with a backpack full of school supplies. For two weeks in August, the companies come to Schoolhouse Supplies to pack the backpacks and then hand out the bags to students during the first week of school.

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