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Daily Digest

Digest for December 1, 2009

Special Notice

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night & Holiday Gathering on Dec 10th!
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Oregon’s Persistent Unemployment Problem
Donate Art, Support The Community Alliance of Tenants!
Rug Sale Fundraiser for CASA For Children and Friends of the Children
Foster Parents Needed
CENTER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Pro-Bono Consulting for Your Organization
Reggio Emilia inspired, Italian Preschool - Registration Deadline is December 4
Come meet our new nonprofit-related faculty member
Portland Area's First Food Pantry Program for Seniors Launched at Neighborhood House
Arts Administration Course this Winter term - Don't miss it
Part-time Admin Assist - Peace & nonviolence nonprofit
Great Gift Wrappers Needed to Fight Cancer (this weekend!)
Volunteer Position - Portland Farmers Market Eastbank Matching Program Coordinator
GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT COORDINATORS NEEDED - RESUME BUILDER

Events

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Oregon’s Persistent Unemployment Problem

With joblessness over eleven percent, Oregon's unemployment rate is among the highest in the nation. But even in years of rapid job growth, unemployment in Oregon often remains above the national average. On December 4, City Club welcomes Oregon State Labor Economist Art Ayre, who will elaborate upon the numerous reasons why Oregon faces such consistent employment challenges.

Ayre will discuss likely causes, which include: declines in the wood products sector; seasonal employment - and unemployment - in agriculture and manufacturing; an attractive urban culture and recreational opportunities that draw people to Portland despite limited jobs; and the comparatively small size of the labor market which leads to more restrictive job selection.

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Donate Art, Support The Community Alliance of Tenants!

The Community Alliance of Tenants is hosting a fundraising Art Party and we need art donations!

The Community Alliance of Tenants or CAT is Oregon's only tenant controlled, renter's rights organization. We run a renter's rights hotline, organize large apartment complexes in the Portland area that have widespread repair issues, many of them occupied by low income tenants and work to change state and local tenant/landlord policy. We strive to create a healthy living environment by educating tenants and empowering them speak out about issues affecting their daily lives.

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Rug Sale Fundraiser for CASA For Children and Friends of the Children

Local children’s charities, CASA For Children and Friends of the Children, partner to host “Carpet Diem for Kids,” an import rug sale fundraiser on December 10, 11, and 12, 2009.

James Opie will be donating more than 1,000 rugs from his private collection to sell at “Carpet Diem for Kids.” Rugs from all over the world will be made available to the public for purchase at deeply discounted prices. Sale proceeds will be split evenly between both charities.

The sale will be held at 535 SW 6th Avenue (SW 6th & Alder) during the following times:

• PREVIEW SALE: Thursday, December 10th – 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. $25 suggested donation.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Boys & Girls Aid
position summary:

At any given moment there are approximately 7,000 kids in Oregon who have been displaced from their home, separated from their parents or guardians, and are currently living in foster care homes. At Boys & Girls Aid we do our part to provide quality foster care and therapeutic services, last year alone caring for over 500 vulnerable youth. As a private non-profit we have the ability to offer youth the care they need and deserve while also giving foster parents the time and attention they require. As a foster parent with our agency you will receive comprehensive pre-placement and on-going training, connection to a supportive community of foster families, 24/7 access to supportive staff, a generous monthly tax-free reimbursement and paid respite.

Salary / Pay Rate:generous tax-free stipend, paid respite (time off)

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CENTER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Northwest Service Academy -- Mt Adams Center Educational Service District #112, Trout Lake, WA

Closes: Not Specified

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Nonprofit News

Pro-Bono Consulting for Your Organization

The Community Consulting Program (CCP) is an outreach effort sponsored by the Organizational Development Network of Oregon and provides pro-bono consulting services to Portland area public benefit non-profits. CCP is accepting applications through January 29th for our Spring Round of consulting assistance. For more information, client testimonials, and to download the application, go to the ODN Oregon homepage and look for the CCP link on the left menu: www.ODNoregon.org

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Reggio Emilia inspired, Italian Preschool - Registration Deadline is December 4

The Italian School of Portland (La Scuola Italiana di Portland) offers Reggio Emilia inspired Preschool featuring instruction in Italian for children 3 through 5 years old. The winter term will begin on Monday, January 4, 2010.

We are accepting registrations through Friday, December 4, 2009. Get more information at www.scuola.us, or [email protected]

WHY THIS PRESCHOOL? This is a very special opportunity to enroll your child in a small group environment (maximum 5 kids) that will be focused on developing social relationships and making connections to the world through language. Children will experience complete immersion in the Italian language and culture while participating in artistic expression, story time, reading, learning through exploration and active play.

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Come meet our new nonprofit-related faculty member

Please do join us for an informal open house to welcome our new nonprofit-related faculty member, Dr. Andreas Schroeer.

Monday, December 14, 6 to 7 PM Urban Center 506 SW Mill St 2nd Floor Gallery

RSVP to [email protected]

Apologies if this is a duplicate invitation. If you have already replied, thanks. Just want to make sure you do receive your invitation!

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Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Portland Area's First Food Pantry Program for Seniors Launched at Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House has opened the area’s first food pantry program targeting the needs of seniors. In these perilous economic times, the organization is seeing more seniors becoming food insecure, often eating only one meal a day, or going without protein or dairy. The program, developed by seniors and staff at the Neighborhood House Senior Center, will work to fill nutritional gaps not addressed by existing food assistance programs.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Arts Administration Course this Winter term - Don't miss it

Arts and culture organizations form an important backbone to civic life. Arts organizations of all sizes and shapes work in the Portland area bringing us experiences that confront our assumptions and enrich our lives. But like any nonprofit organization, arts organizations are challenged to run effectively to deliver programs and achieve missions. 

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Volunteering

Part-time Admin Assist - Peace & nonviolence nonprofit

Volunteer Administrative Assistant – Portland Office

Be part of the growing nonviolence & conflict transformation work of On Earth Peace!

On Earth Peace is a church-rooted nonprofit with ministries of conflict transformation, youth peace education, and community improvement / nonviolence initiatives. Staff are located in Washington, DC; Kansas; Pennsylvania; Indiana; and Portland, Oregon.

This position is clerical and administrative, using your administrative skills to help organize our work in the Portland office, to support and track programs overall (education, reconciliation, and organizing), and to keep tabs on our community organizing work across the country. You will work with 1-3 staffpeople in the Portland, Oregon, office of On Earth Peace.

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Great Gift Wrappers Needed to Fight Cancer (this weekend!)

Broadway Floral needs your help to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. We need volunteers to wrap gifts THIS Saturday, December 5th (noon - 6) and Sunday, December 6th (1 - 5). We'd love your help for some of all of the time.

We'll be gift-wrapping for donations to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk during the "Lights on Broadway" shopping event. Support our Broadway Floral team online at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/broadwayfloral.

Volunteers will enjoy cider, cookies and the satisfaction of knowing they've done something good this holiday season. This is our opportunity to provide hope for those battling breast cancer. We hope you'll join us! .

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Volunteer Position - Portland Farmers Market Eastbank Matching Program Coordinator

You are interested in connecting with your community to strengthen local neighborhoods. You want to use your communication and program implementation expertise. You care about sustainable food systems and supporting local farms. You want to be part of a local, grassroots initiative to increase healthy food access for low-income residents…

…and we want you to volunteer with us! This is an on-going professional volunteer opportunity with the Portland Farmers Market.

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GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT COORDINATORS NEEDED - RESUME BUILDER

GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT COORDINATOR AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - RESUME BUILDER

 

Coordinating and participating in fundraising events is a major component of development for non-profit organizations.   

 

As a volunteer with Tualatin Riverkeepers you can learn to do the following:

 

·         Coordinate Silent & Live Auctions

·         Work with a professional Auctioneer

·         Coordinate leadership volunteers

 

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