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Daily Digest

Digest for September 17, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night - Thursday!

When: Thursday, Sept. 17th - 5:30-7:30pm. 

Where: Airplay Café, 701 E Burnside St. (map)

Join us for an evening of conversation and live music!

Are you a nonprofit or someone who works with them?  A nonprofit looking for affordable consultants or vendors?  A volunteer looking for an organization eager for your time?  A nonprofit staff member wanting to partner on a project?

If so, CNRG's nonprofit networking event is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's nonprofit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself at a great community cafe.

Locally owned Airplay Café has created a welcoming environment for music lovers of all ages.   Don't forget to bring a friend and a few bucks to enjoy one of Airplay Café's delightful appetizers or coffee, beer or wine.

3rd Thursday of the month, At Airplay Café, 701 E Burnside Street, Portland 97214,  Lower Burnside district – convenient location with parking!  www.airplaycafe.com

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night - Thursday!
LifeWorks NW Umoja Kuji Celebration TOMORROW, Thursday, Oct. 1st!
Call to artists - da Vinci Arts Fair
Birds, Brews 'N BBQ - September 24th!!
Good Beer for a Great Cause!
Empowering Organizations Through Media - Free Event!
“Connecting the Dots,” Oregon’s Civic Engagement Conference, Links Ideas with Action
Summer Stories Prj / Fall Classes: NW Documentary
Art Spark! A Monthly Mingling For Artists Of All Sorts!
Upcoming Events: Create Plenty, Leave No Plastic Behind
Program Supervisor - North Portland District Ctr.
Still time to register - Nonprofit Courses at Portland State
Digital Storytelling Workshop – Portland Community Media - REVISED SCHEDULE!
Last minute spot open in Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course--starts this weekend!!
Get involved! Be apart of a local nonprofit with an international focus
The Children's Book Bank needs Volunteers!
Support local classrooms - volunteer at the Free Store for Teachers!

Events

LifeWorks NW Umoja Kuji Celebration TOMORROW, Thursday, Oct. 1st!

You're invited! Umoja Center is now a service of LifeWorks NW.

The newly named Umoja Center will offer expanded services to our youth. Come join us at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in celebrating the proud history of Umoja and its future with LifeWorks NW. Food, music and more!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

RSVP: 503-457-7156 or [email protected]

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Call to artists - da Vinci Arts Fair

The PTSA that supports da Vinci Arts Middle School is proud to announce that its 5th annual da Vinci Arts Fair will take place December 5th & 6th, 2009. Interested artists need to apply by October 2nd to participate in this juried show and sale of art and fine craft.

The PTSA keeps a 30% commission on sold works to benefit this public school's arts programs. Artists need not be present during the sale as all sales are run through a central cashier.

For more information and to download an application visit the 'Events' page of the school's website: www.davinci.pps.k12.or.us

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Birds, Brews 'N BBQ - September 24th!!

Please help support the Portland Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (www.ducks.org) at our first annual “Birds, Brews 'N BBQ” Banquet on September 24, 2009 at the Bamboo Grove Salon in downtown Portland. All funds generated during this banquet will go to the conservation of critical wildlife habitat in Oregon and throughout North America.

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Good Beer for a Great Cause!

Dine out at Hopworks Urban Brewery on Monday, September 21st, and support the Community Cycling Center at the same time!

Hopworks Urban Brewery will host an all-day fundraiser on Monday, September 21st to support the Community Cycling Center's innovative bike safety programs.

Support the Community Cycling Center in two easy steps: 1. Make any purchase at Hopworks Urban Brewery on Monday, September 21st 2. Write "CCC" on your guest check.

The Community Cycling Center will receive 20% of the proceeds! The fundraiser will last all day long, so stop in for lunch to avoid the crowded dinner hours.

What: Hopworks Urban Brewery Fundraiser for the Community Cycling Center

Where: HUB, 2944 SE Powell

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Empowering Organizations Through Media - Free Event!

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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“Connecting the Dots,” Oregon’s Civic Engagement Conference, Links Ideas with Action

The 2009 Oregon Civic Engagement Conference, which will be held in Salem, OR, Oct. 1 – 3, will bring together experts from across the country and around the globe to provide workshops and training sessions crucial to understanding issues of civic engagement, community service and social justice.

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Summer Stories Prj / Fall Classes: NW Documentary

SUMMER STORIES: Sept 21-25, 12-7pm.

Stop by the NW Documentary office next week (Sept. 21-25) to participate in our next storytelling project! Kicking off the first week of Fall, we're focusing on summer memories. What does the sunny season mean for you? How have your summers changed over the years? Come reminisce in our fun, DIY audio booth!

You'll leave with a complimentary CD to share with friends and family, and will have the option of offering your story for potential inclusion in Summer Snapshot -- a short new film by our artistic director, Ian McCluskey.

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Art Spark! A Monthly Mingling For Artists Of All Sorts!

Today - Thursday 9-17-09 Group Host: Art on Alberta

5-7pm at Vendetta 4306 N Williams Ave. @ Skidmore

Fancy yourself a surrealist artist? Intrigued by all things Dada? Eager to explore the real roots of punk? Got an affinity for community and collaboration?... Come join us!

In honor of Dadaism! Drink Special for the evening... Martinis! Of course!

more info at www.portlandartspark.com

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Upcoming Events: Create Plenty, Leave No Plastic Behind

Join Create Plenty, Leave No Plastic Behind at the Skill Share Studio to make cruelty-free, no-waste body care products!  

This Sunday, September 20 from 2-4pm we'll make shampoos and conditioners, including "leave-in" conditioner. You'll have some to take home, in addition to tips! 

On Sunday, September 27 from 3-5pm we'll do simple facials, lip balm, and face scrub to take home and use!  For each workshop it's a $10-25 suggested donations for materials and to support the mission of Create Plenty (more information at CreatePlenty.org). R.S.V.P. using Paypal or email [email protected] and pay when you arrive. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Jobs & Internships

Program Supervisor - North Portland District Ctr.

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Senior program. Impact NW recognizes the value of a diverse work force and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Still time to register - Nonprofit Courses at Portland State

Commit to yourself, commit to your organization, commit to your future. Most classes meet weekly and will give you the tools to: LEARN, REFLECT, AND ACT.

Courses this term include Nonprofit Boards (Governance), Leadership and Decision-making, Fundraising, and Grantwriting. Whether you're interested in one in-depth exposure, or want to change careers and need a series of classes, non-credit courses are an affordable $450! Courses may be taken for credit (additional fees apply)

Contact Sharon Hasenjaeger at the Institute for Nonprofit Management [email protected] for more information or visit our website: www.inpm.pdx.edu

Register NOW.

See you in the classroom!

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Digital Storytelling Workshop – Portland Community Media - REVISED SCHEDULE!

If you have a group of engaged staff or volunteers interested in taking media to the next level, PCM offers training opportunities to develop your own media.

We never outgrow our need for storytelling. In the digital age, with its emphasis on passive entertainment, many feel modern society is losing the art of telling stories. Human beings have always told stories using whatever technology was available; cave drawing, quill pen, printing press. Learn to use photos, scanned images, voiceover, music and software (Final Cut Pro, Photoshop) to tell your story.

Prerequisite: Empowering Organizations and basic knowledge of Mac OSX. Must be staff or volunteer from a nonprofit organization.

Certification type: MacBook Pro

Instructor - TBA

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Last minute spot open in Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course--starts this weekend!!

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

The curriculum is the full 72-hour certification course, with certification being offered through the Permaculture Institute USA, the US branch of the International Permaculture Institute.  Toby will be the principal instructor and he will be bringing in several more of the most senior and experienced permaculture instructors in the world, as well as local experts. The course will include a team design project to give hands-on experience in creating a design for a site. 

The course costs $850 and  will meet one weekend a month:

September 19-20, October 17-18, November 14-15, December 12-13, January 16-17, February 20-21.

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Volunteering

Get involved! Be apart of a local nonprofit with an international focus

The Worold Affairs Council's Young Professionals Steering Committee Members are currently looking for new members.

If you meet the qualifications below and have a strong interest in global affairs, please send a copy of your resume, plus a few paragraphs explaining why you’re interested and how you can contribute, to [email protected]

The YP's mission is to give those in the 21-40 age range an opportunity to learn about international affairs, to enhance their professional development skills, and to network through a variety of educational, cultural, and social events.  For more information about the Young Professionals, go to:

Qualifications:

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The Children's Book Bank needs Volunteers!

The Children’s Book Bank strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten. We need volunteers to:

-Host Book Drives in their community (e-mail Shannon: [email protected])

-Come in and help spruce up books (erase scribbles, reinforce spines, tape torn pages, wipe covers & feel some childhood nostalgia) and organize them. Sign up on the HandsOnPortland.org Calendar, or setup your own session (e-mail Tom: [email protected])

-Stop by during our open hours, beginning in October. Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm

Thank You! The Children's Book Bank 1728 NE Glisan / childrensbookbank.org

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Support local classrooms - volunteer at the Free Store for Teachers!

We invite every Portland Public School teacher to shop within the first month of school - when supply needs are most urgent. Over 170 Portland Public School teachers visited our Free Store for Teachers on Tuesday 9/15 - our first day of shopping for the 2009-2010 school year!

In order to keep the store running smoothly we're in need of extra volunteers throughout the month of September. Current volunteer opportunities include:

*Re-stock the Shelves of the Free Store for Teachers:

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am-12pm

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