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Digest for September 14, 2009

Digest Contents:

XY&Z;: A Write Around Portland Benefit
Child Aid Guatemala Literacy Ride
Harvest Festival NEXT SATURDAY @ TLC Farm......
Watershed Walk
Volunteer Executive Director
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION
Clackamas River Basin Council
Oregon Humane Society seeking Membership Program Associate
Conservation Educator
Let's Go Camping Program Coordinator
Program and Research Assistant
Program Coordinator position with Metropolitan Family Service
Empowering Your Organization Through Media
Reporting in QuickBooks
Board Officer Team Training
Two spots left in **Toby Hemenway's** weekend **Permaculture Design Course** -- starting Sept 19!
Learn About Mentoring -- The coffee is on us!
Forest Park Day of Stewardship: Saturday, September 19th
Tutor Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Mentorship at b.i.k.e. (Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Empowerment)

Events

XY&Z: A Write Around Portland Benefit

Write Around Portland & Design Within Reach Present XY&Z

What: A Celebration of Writing. A Commemoration of Ten Years. A Benefit for Write Around Portland.

When: Saturday, October 3, 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Where: Design Within Reach at 1200 NW Everett

Featuring: • Word Art Extravaganza, including classic word games and Write Around originals. Speed scrabble, mad libs, Word Poker, group novellas on old typewriters, and others.

• Silent Auction of journals and broadsides, designed by Charles D’Ambrosio, Dave Eggers, Matt Love, Cory Schreiber, and other favorites

• A signature cocktail & food by Vibrant Table and Provvista Specialty Foods

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Child Aid Guatemala Literacy Ride

Join us Sunday Sept 20 in wine country outside Forest Grove (near Portland) for a charity bike ride to support Child Aid’s literacy work in Guatemala!! Choose from 11, 30 or 50 mile routes, starting at 9am. Tamale raffle, fun raffle, great folks, great cause. We need your support!! For information see: www.child-aid.org/building/bike, email: [email protected] or call: 503-223-3008.

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Harvest Festival NEXT SATURDAY @ TLC Farm......

You're invited to Tryon Life Community Farm's Annual Harvest Festival!Saturday, September 19th from 3pm-midnight**Live music**Max Ribner & Friends - http://www.myspace.com/maxribner Ate Bit - http://www.myspace.com/atebitsRight On John - http://www.myspace.com/rightonjohnOmiza River - http://www.omizariver.com/ **Pie-baking contest**Bring your favorite pie for the group to share, with prizes for thefavorite sweet and savory pies.**Live auction & raffle**Bid for get-a-ways, gift certificates, art and more Workshops! Kids' activities!

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Watershed Walk

 

Watershed Walk in Kenton

Event Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Begins At: 8:45 AM Ends At: 12:00 PM

Description: Explore the Columbia Slough Watershed on a guided walk with beautiful views, wildlife sightings and art installations. Jane Van Dyke, Executive Director, will lead this 4.6-mile, relatively flat tour along the Columbia Slough Trail. Finish off your morning walk with light refreshments provided by the Council and learning more about Council activities. Suitable for ages 12 & up, or children in strollers.

Sponsors: Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Location: Kenton Park (both start & finish) N Brandon & N Argyle St Portland, OR

Register or More Information:  www.columbiaslough.org

 

 

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Jobs & Internships

Volunteer Executive Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:b.i.k.e. (Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Empowerment
position summary:

We are a small non-profit looking to ramp up our programming and administrative response.

We have two blogs that chronicle our activities as of late, check out;

www.thefixedgears.blogspot.com & www.kidsofbike.blogspot.com

We also have a website at www.kidsofbike.org that talks about our mission, history, vision and more.

This position is a volunteer position for someone that could come in and help steer us in the direction we would like to head.

We have a national vision of going into neighborhoods across the country and helping "transform lives one pedal stroke at a time" and bring some of the faces that are missing into American bicycling.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
more info...

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION

PLEASE POST

 

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION -

 

Development & Communications Assistant – posted 9/11/09 – apply by 9/28/09

Provide support for fundraising and communications initiatives that work to offer medical and housing services to diverse homeless populations. Perform data entry, reporting, and data QA; assist with events; support communication projects; coordinate in-kind campaigns. Req:  One year experience in a development office; exp. with relational databases; detail-oriented; professional; excellent communication skills. 20 - 30hrs/wk. $14/hr plus benefits.  Diversity valued.

 

Cover letter and employment application required.

 

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Clackamas River Basin Council

 

Clackamas River Basin Council

Position Announcement

 

Title: Conservation Coordinator

 

Summary of Position:  The primary duties of this position are coordinating and implementing watershed conservation activities in the Clackamas Basin to meet priorities established in the Clackamas River Basin Council Action Plan and guided by sub-basin assessments.

 

Duties of Position:

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Oregon Humane Society seeking Membership Program Associate

The Oregon Humane Society is seeking candidates for a rare opportunity to become a strong contributor to the growth and continued success of our development programs by creating and managing a comprehensive program to increase membership support at the under $1000 level and ensuring that all current members “Feel the Love”!

The Membership Program Associate will expand a broad base of public support utilizing (but not limited to) quarterly membership solicitations and prospect mailings, monthly renewal letters, communications targeted to attract specific donor segments, and e-communications to supporters.""

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Conservation Educator

Position Title: Conservation Educator

Project Sponsor: Okanogan Conservation District www.okanogancd.org

Service Dates: January 11, 2010 - November 19, 2010

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Let's Go Camping Program Coordinator

Position Title: Let's Go Camping Program Coordinator

Project Sponsor: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/index.shtml

Service Dates: January 11, 2010 through November 19, 2010

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Program and Research Assistant

Position Title: Program and Research Assistant

Project Sponsor: Pomegranate Center www.pomegranate.org

Service Dates: January 11,2010 through November 19, 2010

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Program Coordinator position with Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below.

Because together, we can do more

Program Coordinator – Harold Oliver Primary School - Full Time

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Nonprofit News

Empowering Your Organization Through Media

 

EMPOWERING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH MEDIA!

Would you like to be more visible in the community?

Do you need volunteers?

Reach out to clients; find new supporters; expand your volunteer base

Develop the capacity to produce your own media projects

Take charge of your organization's Media Production

MAKE AN IMPACT!

Join us for an afternoon gathering to learn more about how PCM partners with local nonprofits and community-based organizations in Portland to bring community media access to neighborhoods, produce local programming and offer media education opportunities. PCM can be a partner in your Media and Communications strategy!

LOCATION: PCM Studio A

DATE: Monday, September 21, 4- 5:30 pm

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Q & A

Reporting in QuickBooks

I am on the Board of a school that uses Quick Books, but the only reporting tools that they utilize are the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statements. It seems like there there is a whole Planning and Budgeting Tool, that might be used to generate much better reporting for management and the Board (Budget, Cash Flow Projections and Budget vs. Actuals), but we don't have any experience using it.

Does anyone do their Budget, Cash Flow Projections and Budget vs. Actuals reporting out of QuickBooks? If so, how does it work? If you'd be open to having an email exchange just briefly, you would save us a world of pain and suffering on this one!

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Trainings

Board Officer Team Training

Bring your board leadership team and join us for a unique training opportunity. Saturday, Sept 19 9 am - 3:30 pm in Florence Oregon.

Join some of the best nonprofit advisors in the state for a special opportunity to strengthen your board officer team. Act soon as there are just a few spaces. Attendees will receive a personalized experience and participate in customized training specifically designed for board leadership teams.

Visit Financial Stewardship Resources (www.financialsteward.org) or the Institute for Nonprofit Management website (www.inpm.pdx.edu)for more information.

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Two spots left in **Toby Hemenway's** weekend **Permaculture Design Course** -- starting Sept 19!

There is still room in Toby Hemenway's weekend Portland Permaculture Design Course!

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Volunteering

Learn About Mentoring -- The coffee is on us!

Come have a cup of coffee or tea and chat with an Oregon Mentors staff person about the mentoring opportunities in your community. With more than 40 programs in the Portland metro area there is a great variety to choose from. Want to encourage a foster child who’s aging out the system into school and life? Have a big heart for reading to elementary students? Think you could offer high school students insight into preparing for post secondary education? Want a great excuse to play more softball and go to more movies? We hope you’ll come learn more.

Location: BiPartisan Cafe 7901 SE Stark, Portland, OR 97215 http://www.bipartisancafe.com/ Time: 4:30pm - 6:30 pm

We will post signage for Oregon Mentors

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Forest Park Day of Stewardship: Saturday, September 19th

Forest Park Day of Stewardship (volunteer work party) Saturday, September 19th

Join the Forest Park Conservancy for a community wide volunteer stewardship event in Forest Park. Volunteer projects at five sites will be related to trail maintenance and habitat restoration.

In keeping with tradition, the event will be followed by a volunteer appreciation party. We will be raffling off a number of great prizes and celebrating the stewardship of Forest Park.

No previous experience required. The Forest Park Conservancy will provide all tools and materials. Families are welcome.

Site hosts will include The Standard, REI, Keen, Columbia Sportswear, and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

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Tutor Immigrant and Refugee Youth

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is seeking adults who are passionate about working with both children and international populations to fill many positions in our after school youth programs.

Please visit www.irco.org/volunteer for more detailed information on the positions available and contact Leah Benson, IRCO Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions at [email protected]

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Mentorship at b.i.k.e. (Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Empowerment)

Here at b.i.k.e. we have had quite a season of wonderful bike riding, racing and mentorship. You can check out our blogs at www.thefixedgears.blogspot.com & www.kidsofbike.blogspot.com to see a glimpse of some of the great programming we have put together this summer.

We are currently looking for anyone who might be interested in helping us with the mentorship of our young inner city children.

We are willing to teach you to ride a bicycle and can help you out in this department.

Our vision is to someday have the structure to go into neighborhoods across America and help "transform lives one pedal stroke at a time".

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