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Digest for October 16, 2009

Digest Contents:

Learn about 50 agencies needing volunteers - one stop - Oct 18
Sustainability Pub!
Thomas Greco author of the "End of Money and the Future of Civilization" to visit Portland!
Acting in the Public Interest - PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium
OSSCC presents Portland Premiere of film Straightlaced
Learn About Independent Living at a Free Open House at QUAD Inc.
Diabetes Delights: Cooking Up More Food, Fitness and Fun!
Eat (and Drink) for the Earth at Hopworks Urban Brewery 10/19
Free Building Workshops for Girls!
Global Day of Climate Action October 24th with 350.org
Development Associate, Part-time
Case Manager
2 Free Epson Stylus C62/ CX3200 Toners for a nonprofit
Workshop Oct. 23 Applying for tax exempt status
Maximize Your Networking
Strategic Structuring for Mission Excellence
Alliance for Justice, Worry-Free Advocacy
Fundraising Training: Getting to the Point

Events

Learn about 50 agencies needing volunteers - one stop - Oct 18

Hand to Hand Sunday-October 18th, 2009 - Noon to 4:00PM   Please join us for the Hand to Hand community resources fair! Learn about 50+ Portland metro-area nonprofits that provide essential safety net services and support to local individuals and families.   ~ Learn about nonprofit agencies in your neighborhood that focus on helping those in need ~ Discover volunteer opportunities for teens, adults, families, and seniors ~ Explore the perfect way for you and your family to get involved ~ Donate goods you no longer use to help others in need   Admission is FREE!  Open to caring individuals of all faiths and ages.

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Sustainability Pub!

Richmond Neighborhood Association Sustainability Committee presents a screening & conversation about "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil "

When: Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 7:00PM Where: Flying Cat Coffee Company, 3041 SE Division

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Thomas Greco author of the "End of Money and the Future of Civilization" to visit Portland!

Lecture and book signing for Thomas Greco, November 2nd, 2009 at the Elliot Chapel of the First Unitarian Church in Portland, OR. Doors open at 6 PM. $10 to $20 donation. No one refused for a lack of funds.

To learn more about this event, please visit http://www.cenpdx.net/thomas

"A sweeping view of money and a plan to democratize the economy and restore the "credit commons."

Like the proverbial fish who doesn't know what water is, we swim in an economy built on money that few of us comprehend, and most definitely, what we don't know is hurting us.

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Acting in the Public Interest - PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium

PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium begins a new season, Friday, Oct 23, 1-3PM. Events will be held weekly. Coming up first is:

An Ethic of Accountability in an Era of Scarcity: Acting in the Public Interest

Join us as a panel of business professionals explores the responsibilities of business and its professionals in creating and maintaining sustainable social systems in an era of scarcity.

The panel is chaired by Dr. Jesse Dillard, Retzlaff Chair in Accounting, Portland State University and includes:

• Rebecca Graham, CPA, President, RLG Group, former partner, KPMG

• David Jordan, CPA, former Director, Financial Compliance, Nike

• Nancy A. Chafin, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

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OSSCC presents Portland Premiere of film Straightlaced

Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition (OSSCC) presents the Portland Premiere of STRAIGHTLACED, a film demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven on Oct. 28 at 7 PM at Cinema 21.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students for this fundraiser to help OSSCC make schools safe for all students. More information at www.oregonsafeschools.org

Thank you. Please let me know if you have any questions. Peace, Joy Wallace 503-284-2613

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Learn About Independent Living at a Free Open House at QUAD Inc.

If you come to visit one of QUAD Inc.'s facilities during an upcoming Open House, you'll learn why this unique combination of affordable, accessible apartments and shared attendant care offers a really different approach to independence for people with severe physical disabilities.

Hear from residents, visit some apartments, grasp our vision for the future...all that in one hour!

Here is the Open House schedule:

Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 am Burnside Station Apartments, 240 SE 160th in East Portland

Thursday, October 22, 5:00 pm at Rolling Green Apartments, 2206 SE 44th in Hillsboro

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 am at Myers Court, 2600 N. Williams in No. Portland

Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 pm at Central Station Apartments, 777 NE 8th St. in Gresham

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Diabetes Delights: Cooking Up More Food, Fitness and Fun!

Enjoy a fun-filled, educational morning, Saturday, October 24, with Ivy Manning, personal chef, cooking instructor and author of The Farm to Table Cookbook, as she introduces you to nutritious "small plates" that can be served as party appetizers or eaten as a delicious meal. Ms. Manning will also discuss strategies for healthy holiday eating. Meet Linda Hastings, Fitness/Wellness Director, Southwest Community Center, Portland Parks and Recreation, and learn about Portland-area community centers and the wide range of indoor activities available to support your efforts to stay active during the winter months. Browse resource tables, ask questions, sample food and take home information for your own "get healthy--stay healthy" program.

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Eat (and Drink) for the Earth at Hopworks Urban Brewery 10/19

Join the Northwest Earth Institute staff, volunteers, and friends on Monday October 19th at Hopworks—come enjoy an organic beverage and some food and NWEI will receive 20% of the profits! The event goes all day-- and NWEI Staff will be there all evening. Write “NWEI” on your bill when you pay & Hopworks will donate the profits to NWEI.

Make sure to say hi to an NWEI staffer while you are there- we’ll enter you in a raffle for some fun prizes! Invite your friends and family too!

Show your support for the planet--join the Northwest Earth Institute at Hopworks Urban Brewery at 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland on 10/19/09.

Kerry Brown Lyles

Development Director

Northwest Earth Institute

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Free Building Workshops for Girls!

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is offering free workshops for middle and high school girls. Workshops are on Thursdays from 10:00 - 2:00, so may be best suited as a part of a school field trip. All girls are welcome, and young women attending or associated with alternative high school or middle school programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Projects we've done in the past are building shelves at The ReBuilding Center, installing handrails on senior housing with REACH, CDC and building sheds in community gardens.

For more information, please call Katie at 503-335-8200, x. 28 or email at [email protected]

Thank you!

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Global Day of Climate Action October 24th with 350.org

Join the Global Day of Climate Action on October 24th in Portland as part of 350.org. In Portland, the list of "350" events is growing daily. Already scheduled for our October 24th DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION is a kayak and canoe formation of the number "350" on the Willamette. PSU students, bicyclists, walkers supporting the 350-mile coastal trek, families, and concerned individuals will convene in Pioneer Square.

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Jobs & Internships

Development Associate, Part-time

The Development Associate is an integral part of William Temple House’s development team and often is a first line of contact for donors, prospects and volunteers. The Development Associate works closely with the Director of Development and the rest of the Development team to meet the fundraising and marketing objectives of William Temple House.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Assists in the planning and implementation of events including a successful annual auction. Works with staff and volunteers to secure donations and sponsorships in support of event objectives. Maintains event records.

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Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Full time Case Manager position open to work with homeless and at risk families/individuals. Must have self-initiative, be able to work independently, good time management skills and have an attention to detail. Must have prior experience in helping families/individuals set up goals and helping families/individuals achieve those goals. An understanding of harm reduction is a plus. Must be able to work under pressure, handle quick turn around time lines, and be able to respond appropriately to people in crisis. There is a high volume of data entry, writing case notes, and a strong candidate will be able to track their time.

Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

40 hrs/wk, $11.96 - $14.35 per hr, non-exempt, with benefits.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.96 - $14.35 per hr

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Nonprofit News

2 Free Epson Stylus C62/ CX3200 Toners for a nonprofit

The nonprofit I work for has one color and one black unopened toner for Epson Stylus models C62/ CX3200 available for a nonprofit that can use them. The toner model is 10410 20 (Color) and 10401 20 (Black). We no longer have an epson printer.

We are located in North Portland near PCC Cascade if you wish to pick them up at our office, or I would be happy to drop off at a nonprofit in Portland Metro area.

Please contact me by October 21st if interested in these two toners:

Deana Meyer

Feldenkrais Guild of North America

Cell: 503-201-6936

Email: [email protected]

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Q & A

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Trainings

Workshop Oct. 23 Applying for tax exempt status

What you need to know to gain tax exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS: a workshop sponsored by Springboard Innovation and ShoreBank Pacific. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH!!!

When: Friday, October 23rd, 9am-noon

Where: Souk (322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200 PDX)

Cost: $100 per individual or per team representing a nonprofit

Applying for tax exemption is a big deal, as you know, and we have attorney Cynthia Cumfer ready to walk you through Form 1023. While she can't provide specific legal advice for individual plans in a workshop setting, she will educate us on the best way to fill out the form, what the questions mean, and how to write the document for a successful outcome. An invaulable, 3-hour session for anyone ready to jump in.

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Maximize Your Networking

Connections with a Purpose: Moving Networking to New Levels How to identify strong community partners. Tools to connect with impact and create meaningful relationships How to inspire partners and supporters to action Bonus Online follow-up Included!

An exciting workshop designed to help you identify the most important relationships your nonprofit or business needs to build, what you want from those relationships and what you and your organization will bring to them. Participants will leave with the commitment and tools to build 4 new community connections within the month.

BONUS: Participate in an ongoing month-long community-of-support e-forum with weekly updates and group check-ins for one month.

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Strategic Structuring for Mission Excellence

Explore how the wide range of structural options can strengthen your strategic toolkit through: Mergers; Joint ventures: Consolidations; Program combinations; Shared services.

Your organization’s structure is tied to your ability to deliver on your mission.

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Alliance for Justice, Worry-Free Advocacy

Understanding the Rules of Nonprofit Advocacy and 
Election-Related Activity

Sign up today for discounted early registration price! During this one-day workshop for nonprofit managers, staff and volunteers, nationally-recongized attorney-trainers will teach you the rules so that you can answer questions such as: • What is lobbying and how much can our 501(c)(3) lobby? • What types of election-related activity can our 501(c)(3) engage in? • How do the federal rules differ from state rules and regulations on lobbying and ballot measure disclosure? • How can 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and labor union work together? • And much more! www.allianceforjustice.org

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Fundraising Training: Getting to the Point

Can you get to the point? Can you tell an audience why they should donate to your organization? Can you explain to them what your organization does, and why they should care? If you use slides when speaking are you committing the sin of “Death by PowerPoint” that puts audiences to sleep? Speaking clearly and communicating well are critical skills in the non-profit world and this 90-minute, hands-on workshop will deliver practical tips to make you a better communicator.

The session will focus on three crucial aspects of speaking: what you say, how you say it and how you use visuals. Using examples from the world of politics and entertainment, you will walk out with all the tools necessary to build a compelling fundraising pitch or speech.

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Volunteering

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