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Digest for October 6, 2009

Digest Contents:

Downtown Division Toastmasters Speech Contests
9 Days Left to Apply for a Local CCHD Grant
Healthy Eating and America's Youth
Film - Fierce Light: Where Spirit Meets Action, Fri. Oct. 9
Come to the mailing party.
Copywriter (Contract)
Photography Teacher
JOB POSTING: Accounting and Data Clerk for Nonprofit!
SOLV Hiring an Executive Director
Technology Assistance Grant Program for Portland Nonprofits – Deadline October 30, 2009
River Network seeks Fall/Winter Interns!
Free 3 ring binders to the nonprofit that wants them!
Nominate someone for a WVDO Crystal Award
Certified Residential Green Appraiser Series
Attend River Network's Water-Energy Workshop
Teach in a Remote Area of East Africa & Experience Maasai Culture‏
Do you have time and skills to help homeless youth with their employment and education goals?
Be part of Macy's Holiday Parade- Last Chance to sign-up

Events

Downtown Division Toastmasters Speech Contests

Vision:  Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams.  Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills...and find the courage to change.

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9 Days Left to Apply for a Local CCHD Grant

CCHD Economic Development Grant Applications Due October 15th.

The Portland chapter of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is accepting applications for our Fall Economic Development Local Grants cycle. The application deadline is October 15th.

CCHD Local Grants fund or support economic development institutions that are smaller in scope or are in the early stage of development. Economic development projects assist poor and low-income people to develop new businesses and create new jobs.

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Healthy Eating and America's Youth

On October 9, Deborah Kane, Vice President, Food & Farms at Ecotrust and Kristy Obbink, Director of Nutrition Services at Portland Public Schools, will discuss the history of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, efforts being made to improve school meals in Portland and state and federal efforts to bring more locally grown foods into our schools. They will also address how quality food in the schools is inseparable from larger health, equity and economic development issues.

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Film - Fierce Light: Where Spirit Meets Action, Fri. Oct. 9

Friday October 9 – Film presentation - 

“Fierce Light: Where Spirit Meets Action”  

First Unitarian Buchan Hall,                          

SW 12th/Salmon, 7:30 pm.                   

Suggested donation:$10 at the door. All are welcome, no one turned away.

A benefit screening for the filmmakers and Living Earth, www.livingearthgatherings.org. 

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Come to the mailing party.

Interested in passing a few hours working with fun things such as envelopes, labels, and stamps? Then this event is for you!

REACH Community Development is sending out invitations to our new information sessions "From the Ground Up", and we need your help to make it happen. Join us this Thursday, October 8th from 1-4pm to get this mail out and raise awareness about affordable housing in our community.

To RSVP, e-mail Loren at [email protected] or call 503-231-0682.

To learn more about REACH, visit www.reachcdc.org.

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Jobs & Internships

Copywriter (Contract)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Ride Connection is in need of marketing copy for print ads, web ads and brochures. Ride Connection is a complex organization offering transportation options to suit community needs. The organization primarily serves older adults and people with disabilities; however, its global mission is to meet transportation needs for every community. We need effective copy to reach potential donors, supporters and volunteers as part of an organized marketing plan to increase awareness about our cause and organization. The primary purpose of this project is to support our efforts to create a general awareness of our cause within our communities by creating an effective message with which to reach potential supporters.

Salary / Pay Rate:$500 for completed project
more info...

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Photography Teacher

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Newspace Center for Photography
position summary:

Newspace Center for Photography currently has openings for two accomplished photography teachers. Applicant should have either significant digital photography teaching experiecnce (Photoshop CS4, Lightroom, and/or fine art digital printing and scanning) OR should have taught photojournalism and/or conceptual photography classes. Teachers may be responsible for one to two classes quarterly - classes range from one-day workshops to multi-week classes. Please send a cover letter describing your interest, a resume highlighting your experience, and three references to Newspace Program Director Laura Valenti at [email protected] The application period will close on Monday, October 12th.

Salary / Pay Rate:$40/hr.
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JOB POSTING: Accounting and Data Clerk for Nonprofit!

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Accounting and Data Clerk

 

“Offering people resources and education to direct their lives.”

 

Voted one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon!

http://www.oregonbusiness.com/articles/70-october-2009/2379-the-100-best-nonprofits-to-work-for-in-oregon

 

Available immediately, Inclusion Inc., a leading non-profit provider of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities, is looking for an Accounting and Data Clerk to complete our diverse team!

 

Principal Duties:

 

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SOLV Hiring an Executive Director

Title: Executive Director Status: Regular, Full time, exempt position Starting Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 annually DOE, plus benefits

BACKGROUND

SOLV is a state-wide non-profit organization based in Hillsboro that brings together government agencies, businesses and individual volunteers in programs and projects to enhance the livability of Oregon. Governor Tom McCall and other community leaders established SOLV in 1969. Today SOLV is building on this vision for community action by providing resources to more than 250 Oregon communities, focusing on cleanup, environmental restoration, and community building projects.

THE POSITION

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Technology Assistance Grant Program for Portland Nonprofits – Deadline October 30, 2009

RE:  Technology Assistance Grant Program for Portland Nonprofits – Deadline October 30, 2009   Great news!  Mobile Citizen has just announced a new technology assistance grant program in Portland.  If your non-profit organization would benefit from wireless access to the Internet, or a low cost broadband alternative to cable or DSL, you should apply.  

The application is short and simple.  The deadline is October 30, 2009.  Check out www.mobilecitizen.org/grantportland  for more information.

All grant recipients receive reduced-price CLEAR service from Mobile Citizen with unlimited usage for only $10/month or $120/year per account. 

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River Network seeks Fall/Winter Interns!

River Network is a national non-profit organization serving the needs of local volunteer watershed groups in their pursuit of clean and plentiful water. During the last 20 years, River Network has helped thousands of organizations become stronger and more capable of addressing the economic, social and environmental issues related to water.

  Our main programs include:   Partnership—facilitating networking and information sharing among the river conservation community.

  Organizational Development—providing personalized assistance and resources to help develop sustainable organizations.

  Protection and Restoration—sharing information on tools and strategies for river conservation, with a focus on the Clean Water Act.

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Nonprofit News

Free 3 ring binders to the nonprofit that wants them!

Hi, I have about 15 3-ring binders (from skinny to the big fat ones) for the nonprofit that wants them, also some random folders (with pockets), if they are of use. Please contact me at [email protected]  or 503-737-1956. -- Kristi Jo (KJ) LewisGlobal Sistergoods www.globalsistergoods.com 

 

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Nominate someone for a WVDO Crystal Award

Willamette Valley Development Officers celebrates the 17th Annual Crystal Awards on May 21, 2010.

At this event, professionals and volunteers working in nonprofit fundraising, as well as Executive Directors and board members, are recognized for their hard work.

Award Categories include: The Barbara Stallcup Miller Professional Achievement Award for lifetime achievement.

Outstanding Development Officer Award for individuals with 5+ years in development

Starbright Award for a “rising star” in professional development (under 5 years of experience)

NEW! Executive Leadership Award recognizing an outstanding Board member, CEO, or Executive Director

NEW! Community Hero Award recognizing innovate fund development with no paid development staff

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Q & A

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Trainings

Certified Residential Green Appraiser Series

The Certified Residential Green Appraiser™ series is composed of three courses designed to build residential appraisers’ knowledge of green building, provide the most recent cost and value data available, and enable participants to complete an informed appraisal of a green home. The course includes informational lectures, green home site visits, and the hands-on opportunity to assess the value of a green home. Learn more at www.earthadvantage.org or contact [email protected].

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Attend River Network's Water-Energy Workshop

Mark your calendars for River Network’s upcoming event, Saving Water, Saving Energy: Integrated Approaches to Addressing Climate Change and Protecting Rivers, taking place October 26th 2009 in Portland, Oregon.

Saving Water, Saving Energy: Integrated Approaches to Addressing Climate Change and Protecting Rivers is a half-day workshop that will cover the intersections between water, energy and climate change with an emphasis on how grassroots groups can work with utilities and policy makers to apply water-oriented approaches that help communities both minimize and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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Volunteering

Teach in a Remote Area of East Africa & Experience Maasai Culture‏

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Tanzania by teaching at Orkeeswa Secondary School. Experience life in a traditional Maasai community and explore Tanzania.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) operates Orkeeswa Secondary School in the rural village of Lashaine in northern Tanzania. The school is located in a predominantly indigenous Maasai community and strives to preserve the cultural traditions and beliefs, while providing its students with affordable, accessible education.

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Do you have time and skills to help homeless youth with their employment and education goals?

Outside In is looking for volunteers with tutoring experience to provide our students with GED and basic skills instruction. Volunteers are also needed to offer employment supports (resumes, cover letters, and other short documents), basic computer skills, identifying job skills, researching local opportunities, practicing interviewing skills, and other job-related activities.

Shifts are Monday – Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm and we are looking for applicants who can commit to one or more shifts for a minimum of 6 months.

Please visit www.outsidein.org/volunteer for more information.

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Be part of Macy's Holiday Parade- Last Chance to sign-up

You can participate in this exciting annual event as a volunteer. Meet at Lincoln High School at 7am on Friday November 28th and be done by 11am.

You will have a chance to wear costumes and be painted by make-up artists which will be provided by Macy's. Must be able to walk 1.5 mile parade route and be over 10 yrs old (if under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

For each volunteer, Macy's will make a donation in your name to OASIS Education Center, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of adults 50+.

If interested or for more information, please call 503-241-3059 or email [email protected] before 3pm Friday October 17th. Thank you!

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