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Digest for July 23, 2009

Digest Contents:

Free celebration of Skill Share Studio anniversary
FREE TICKETS - CNRG Members invited to see Romeo & Juliet free this weekend!
Free Vegan BBQ at People's Co-op!! Saturday, July 25th
Museum of Contemporary Craft - Artist/Art Historian Conversation
AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Coordinator
OPK Cook: Neighborhood House, Inc.
United Way: Position Opening - CFC Administrative Manager
Full-Time Grant Writer/ Fundraiser
Jobs available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Beverly Cleary Site Supervisor
Habitat for Humanity is seeking AmeriCorps*VISTA Communication Coordinator
anyone use salesforce for non profits?
CFRE Prep Course Starting June 29th!
Life by Design NW & Centerpointe Workshop "Your Vision for Success"!
American Red Cross: Human Resources Intern
Forest Music Volunteers Needed at Tryon Creek
Communications Volunteer for The ReBuilding Center
First Aid Volunteer Needed!
Oregon Electric Vehicle Association looking for new Chairperson

Events

Free celebration of Skill Share Studio anniversary

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Free celebration of Skill Share Studio anniversary

The Skill Share Studio is hosting a Block Party Extravaganza on Friday, July 31st 4-10pm; NE Rodney Avenue will be closed from Shaver St. to Failing St.  Free mini-workshops as well as pottery wheels and clay will be offered, as well as live music (by the Tumblers & Cabbage), an art show, the City Repair Tea Horse, BBQ Picnic, stilters, live sketch gallery and more.  Join us for fun and food- bring your plate and a dish to share! This is an opportunity for people to learn more about the Skill Share Studio, a community-supported arts and sustainability education space located at 3969 NE Rodney Ave.

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FREE TICKETS - CNRG Members invited to see Romeo & Juliet free this weekend!

Bag & Baggage Productions would like to extend an exclusive offer to CNRG members, knowing how we all have tight budgets, to see our current outdoor Shakespeare production of Romeo & Juliet for FREE this weekend! We'd love for you to be our guest. Bring a picnic to enjoy before or during the show (no glass containers please). Sit in the shade, enjoy a picnic, take in a beautiful production of summer Shakespeare. What could be better?

Holly Hughes of the Oregonian calls the production ""Feisty... Refreshing... Strong... Urgent... Haunting... Evocative..." http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2009/07/the_story_of_romeo_and.html

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Free Vegan BBQ at People's Co-op!! Saturday, July 25th

What's better than a summer street fair? A summer street fair with a FREE BBQ! We are heating up the courtyard this Saturday to celebrate with our neighbors during the Clinton Division Street Fair.

Join us in the courtyard from 12-3 as we grill up some dogs, heat up some buns, and lay out all the fixins!

Come hungry - we'll see you at the Co-op!

People's Food Co-op 3029 SE 21st Ave.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft - Artist/Art Historian Conversation

Call + Response: Craft Conversation- Rob Slifkin (Art and Humanities, Reed College) & Studio Gorm (Product Design, University of Oregon)

Saturday, July 25, 1 pm. Free and open to the public.

The Lab at Museum Of Contemporary Craft. 724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
position summary:

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is seeking a talented individual to act as the AmeriCorps*VISTA Communication Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities:

-Produce our quarterly printed Habitat Newsletter, as well as assist in the production of marketing and promotion materials. -Streamline our Constant Contact e-communication by editing and writing our five e-newsletters that cater to different groups of community partners. -Conduct field research, interviewing and photographing relevant community partners as well as current, past and future families to get in-depth family stories to use for our website, newsletters and statistics. -Assist with the coordination and promotion of builds and special events, including creating e-vites, signage and press releases.

Salary / Pay Rate: living allowance, health benefits, childcare allowance, education award

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Information

organization:Neighborhood House, Inc.
position summary:

5 days, 40 hrs/wk, Start 9/1/09. Min qualifications: HS diploma, 1 year experience cooking for groups and working with preschool aged children. Experience with CACFP guidelines is a plus.

Job duties include but are not limited to, leading the preparation of the daily breakfasts and lunches; completing accurate and detailed recipes; developing weekly food and food services supplies purchasing list; and maintaining a file of all menus, food planning records, purchasing invoices, and recipes.

Knowledge of basic nutrition; good mathematical skills; good organization skills; good food preparation skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to routinely lift 50 lbs., bend, twist, stoop and run after children; and basic computer skills.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting pay range $10.25 to $12.26/hr.

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United Way: Position Opening - CFC Administrative Manager

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an opening for an Administrative Manager to manage, plan, and implement the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s responsibilities in support of the Combined Federal Campaign’s annual fund-raising efforts.  Additional info:  www.unitedway-pdx.org.  Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected], Reference Job #110.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position closes 7/30/09. 

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Information

organization:Edúcate Ya
position summary:

We are looking for an experienced, full-time grant writer and fundraiser to join our small team.

Salary / Pay Rate:10.00/hr (will increase after probationary period along with benefits)

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Jobs available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

Employment

Janus Youth Programs has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person's life.

All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 7/22/2009

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Information

organization:Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council
position summary:

Position Posting: Site Supervisor at Beverly Cleary Fernwood and Hollyrood Campuses

General Description: Part time position (28-32 hours per week) working on site to supervise and facilitate Camp Fire programming at Beverly Cleary Campus (grades K-8).

Camp Fire strives to achieve the outcomes of Respect, Confidence, Leadership, and Learning, by engaging youth in activities of Service Learning, Team Building, Life Skills Coaching, Recreation and Academic Support.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13-14.50 DOE

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Habitat for Humanity is seeking AmeriCorps*VISTA Communication Coordinator

 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is seeking a talented individual to act as the AmeriCorps*VISTA Communication Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities:

Produce our quarterly printed Habitat Newsletter, as well as assist in the production of marketing and promotion materials.

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Nonprofit News

There are currently no Nonprofit News posts.

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Q & A

anyone use salesforce for non profits?

Looking into salesforce.com's nonprofit program to use for a small elementary school, but am worried about the administration of the service being a huge burden for the small staff. Does anyone use it? What are the benefits/challenges? Any insights would be helpful on this program or other recommendations. Please email me back at fran(at)think-do-learn.com. Thanks!

Fran

Fran Loosen [email protected] Think-Do-Learn Collective

 

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Trainings

CFRE Prep Course Starting June 29th!

CFRE Exam Preparation Course SeriesThinking about taking the CFRE Exam? Classes begin July 29th! 

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Life by Design NW & Centerpointe Workshop "Your Vision for Success"!

Life by Design NW with Centerpoint Institute

Life by Design NW proudly presents another interactive workshop by Carol Vecchio, Executive Director of Seattle’s Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal. Carol will guide you in developing your own vision statement and how to use that statement in all aspects of one’s life.

Whether you know exactly what you want or are still searching join us for this rewarding morning of developing direction and clarity.

Cost: $35.00 per person

Date: August 8, 2009 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Event Location: PCC Central, 1626 SE Water St, Portland, (Across from OMSI)

Pre-registration is Required: http://www.lifebydesignnw.org/node/197

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Volunteering

American Red Cross: Human Resources Intern

Human Resources is facinating. We're looking for an intern to learn how to run our HR front desk, answer general questions about paid and volunteer positions, handle confidential personnel files, assist candidates with the on-boarding process along with general office duties. What a great way to gain career experience or volunteer in an interesting field! This internship can be taken for school credit. Unpaid.

Qualifications: Must have excellent computer, organizational and communication skills. Must work well independently or on a team. Must be able to commit to helping 8 hours per week for six months during regular business hours.

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Forest Music Volunteers Needed at Tryon Creek

Forest Music Concert Series

Volunteers Needed Every Sunday in August

12:45pm-3:00pm

Join us for our Forest Music this year and help ensure that everyone safely finds a place to park without backing up traffic.  Volunteers wear a safety vest and use walkie-talkies to communicate.  It is a fun way to enjoy some sun and music while giving back to your community.

Contact: Amy Hoffman

 

 

 

 

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Communications Volunteer for The ReBuilding Center

The ReBuilding Center of Our United Villages is currently seeking Communications Volunteer for the fall. The individual will assist with trade show, and community event outreach. The volunteer will gain a strong understanding of the mission, values and services of Our United Villages. The volunteer will gain useful experience performing outreach in the community, connecting with a wide variety of people. This position offers an opportunity to hone your public speaking and communication skills as well as to gain a deeper and more thorough understanding of Our United Villages’ role as a community building organization.

Please follow this link for a more detailed description: http://tiny.cc/qDJ7P

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First Aid Volunteer Needed!

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council needs your help for our 15th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta on Sunday, July 26th, 2009!  This annual celebration of the slough is the largest one-day paddle in Oregon. 

After reviewing the weather report for July, 26th (possibly 100 degrees!) it was decided that we should have a first aid/ CPR person on call.  We are looking for someone with a valid First Aid / CPR certification who would like to volunteer their time from 10:30am – 1:15pm making sure that all of our guests at the Regatta are safe and happy!  You will be provided with shade, snacks, delicious refreshments and a fabulous free t-shirt!

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Oregon Electric Vehicle Association looking for new Chairperson

Are you looking for experience leading a non-profit group but don't have a huge amount of time?

Would you like to get involved in the future of transportation?

Come and get involved with educating people and promoting the future of electric vehicles!

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (www.oeva.org) is currently seeking an outgoing, people-oriented individual to set its vision and lead the organization.

This volunteer (unpaid) officer position requires a fairly low time comittment (8-9 hours a month) and involves running monthly meetings and answering e-mails from outside contacts.

You do NOT need to own an electric vehicle(EV) or know all the technical details of EVs; we have plenty of technical experts in the organization to assist you.

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