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Digest for December 9, 2009

Digest Contents:

Holiday Open House
Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission
Foundation Manager
Positions open with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Our United Villages Community Outreach Position Available
Assistant Development Officer
StreamTeam Program Assistant Position (Professional Placement—AmeriCorps)
Executive Director
Free copier/printer
Nonprofit News & Comment offers international coverage
Fundraising Classes at PCC - Sign Up Today!
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for People with Cancer and/or their Caregivers
12/14 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Write it Rich
Online from Portland State - Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program
Time to register for Winter 2010's nonprofit courses - please spread the word
OMSI Research and Development Assistant
Volunteer Opportunity with Chess for Success

Events

Holiday Open House

The Northeast Family Cooperative will be holding an open house on Sunday, Dec. 13th from 10-4. There will be holidays crafts using recycled materials (appropriate for all ages with parental assistance) and music with Tyleena Winslow of Sound Roots Music. Please bring your family and join us!

The Northeast Family Cooperative is a community of families sharing goods, resources, talents, and skills in order to support one another in seeking a sustainable lifestyle: socially, emotionally, financially, and environmentally.

We are located at 4932 NE 30th, just south of NE Alberta. For more information: www.nefamilycoop.wordpress.com or email [email protected]

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Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

WHERE: Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon

Join us for a Happy Hour Holiday Celebration with your fellow nonprofits using technology for good. We'll have a short discussion of IT Planning based on the NTEN Book - Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission (www.meetyourmission.org) with editor, Holly Ross.

Agenda:

5:30 Networking

6:00 Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Networking

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation
position summary:

The Foundation Manager (Manager) is responsible for the ongoing operations and activity of the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation. The Manager serves as liaison to the Board and all contract service providers. The Manager assists the Treasurer in overseeing the Foundation’s assets and business activity, including banking, investments, and risk management. The Manager is responsible for acknowledging all gifts. In consultation with the Board, the Manager plans and implements the Foundation’s events, public relations, grant making, and other pursuits. In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Manager may be asked to perform other duties as the Board may direct.

Contract period: July 1 to June 30

Salary / Pay Rate:$15-$18/Hour

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Positions open with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

Employment

Janus Youth Programs has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. Services also include alternative education (Lents Education Center) and an urban agricultural program. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person's life.

All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 12/8/2009

 

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Our United Villages Community Outreach Position Available

Now Hiring: OUTREACH OFFICE COORDINATOR

 

Our United Villages (OUV) is a local, community enhancement non-profit organization. OUV is rooted in the belief that every person can make a positive difference in their community. Our United Villages inspires people to value and discover existing resources to strengthen the social and environmental vitality of communities.

 

Community Outreach envisions neighborhoods that recognize and build on the strengths, talents, and resources of each individual to create a healthier, more vibrant community.

 

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Information

organization:Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
position summary:

The Assistant Development Officer (ADO) is an integral member of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Team and will take an active role in all aspects of fundraising for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (VGMHC). Working closely with the Individual and Corporate Giving Officer and Executive Director, the ADO will help oversee gift processing, acknowledgement letters, donor correspondence, and fundraise as additional components of the position. The individual in this role will work with the Foundation ED and other staff members to create and maintain a positive team environment. The ADO is responsible for the recruitment and management of the VG volunteer program.

Salary / Pay Rate:$35,000 - $45,000, DOE

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StreamTeam Program Assistant Position (Professional Placement—AmeriCorps)

StreamTeam Program Assistant Position Opening (Professional Placement—AmeriCorps)

The StreamTeam began in 1992 and has grown to a regionally recognized voluntary environmental restoration effort of Clark Public Utilities. Since the program’s inception, volunteers from a variety of backgrounds have planted over 600,000 native trees to improve salmon habitat. The StreamTeam interacts with approximately 20,000 people each year through outreach and educational opportunities in the community.

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Information

organization:Oregon Parent Teacher Association (OPTA)
position summary:

Oregon Parent Teacher Association, the state’s oldest and largest child advocacy organization has an immediate opening for a part time Executive Director.

OPTA Organizational Mission: To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; To assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children; and, To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools.

Executive Director Role Summary:

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Nonprofit News

Free copier/printer

Alberta Cooperative Grocery has updated our printer/copier and wants to donate our old one.

Specs: Canon Image Class D320 Lazer copier and USB printer

Model #H12255.

Comes with cables, software and current toner cartridge

If you're in need of a printer/copier and willing to pick it up, it can be yours! Please email me at [email protected]

Happy Holidays!

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Nonprofit News & Comment offers international coverage

FYI - Nonprofit News & Comment offers international coverage

The Harvard/Hauser Center, news blog, Nonprofit News & Comment <http://hausercenter.org/npnews>, now digests stories on nonprofits, philanthropy, voluntarism, and civil society from international sources, including Al Jazzera (Middle East), Asahi Shimbum (Japan), Asia Times, BBC World Service (UK), Financial Times (UK), IPS/Inter Press Service (Latin America), The Economist (UK), Reuters (UK), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), and Xinhua (China). It also digests the following U.S.

newspapers, periodicals, blogs, and news services:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlantic

Bloomberg.com

Boston Globe

Chicago Tribune

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Q & A

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Trainings

Fundraising Classes at PCC - Sign Up Today!

Register now for classes by going to: http://www.pcc.edu/schedule/default.cfm?fa=dspTopicDetails&thisTerm=200904&topicid=INTAX&type=Non-Credit#IFGW

PCC Institute of Fundraising and Grant Writing

in partnership with

Willamette Valley Development Officers

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for People with Cancer and/or their Caregivers

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is pleased to announce a new session of our popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for people with cancer and/or their caregivers. The class will take place Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 beginning January 19th for eight weeks. The class is taught by Kimberly Carson M.P.H., E-R.Y.T., a health educator who specializes in using meditation and yoga with people with medical concerns and who is trained in the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the UMass Medical Center.

Please contact Katie Hennis at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute for more information: [email protected] or 503 494-4580

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12/14 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Write it Rich

Monday, December 14th, 6-7 p.m.

Write it Rich! Real-world Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers

Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. If you missed our September session, Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., joins us once again to show us how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Last time participants came away very impressed, saying that "everything was useful" and "I have been to many seminars, and Susan was very, very good!"

Together we’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention.

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Online from Portland State - Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program

Two courses that lead to certification in volunteer administration are being offered online beginning January 4, 2010. The Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program (VELP)’s first two courses, Volunteer Recruitment and Volunteer Training will be offered through an online program held in conjunction with Portland State University's Institute for Nonprofit Management.

The recruitment class tackles such issues as the rise of short term volunteering, the impact of age cohorts on volunteering patterns, creating a recruitment plan, utilizing market research for effect recruiting strategies, and engaging a volunteer recruitment team.

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Time to register for Winter 2010's nonprofit courses - please spread the word

It’s a busy time, so a quick reminder … It’s time to register for PSU’s Winter 2010 Nonprofit Classes. They include:

Advanced Fundraising: Major & Planned Gifts

Arts Administration

Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations

Grantwriting

History and Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector

Strategic Planning

Values-Based Management

Details are at http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/inpm-schedule-courses.

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Volunteering

OMSI Research and Development Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: The Research and Development Assistant assists the Exhibit Research and Development team with project coordination and tracking of exhibit records, concept sketches, and final concepts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of Exhibit Developers: • Develop and update record-keeping documents. • Develop and update timelines. • Maintain project files. • Assist with project reports.

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Volunteer Opportunity with Chess for Success

Help Chess for Success reach the world!

 

Are you a savvy butterfly in the world of social networking? Would you like to help K-8th grade students in under-privileged schools be successful in school and life? Help Chess for Success get on the cutting edge of social networking to help us raise awareness about our program and what we do for school aged youth across Oregon.

 

Chess for Success is seeking an individual or two to help craft and deliver messaging to appropriate social networking applications as well as messaging via email marketing to the organization’s current constituency. Volunteers will play a direct role in the development of messages as well as the creation of information to be posted.

 

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