Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 4 guests online.

Daily Digest

Digest for December 16, 2009

Digest Contents:

Taste of ASTD Networking Luncheon
Ecoroof PDX 2010
St Marks Sing Your Own Messiah Benefiting Neighborhood House
Bouquet of Hope
Art Spark Thursday 12/17 5PM
How can you help Foster Children?
Executive Director: Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Umpqua holiday children's book drive ends Friday!
Nonprofit Financial Fundamentals | TACS Workshop with Kay Sohl
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture!
Gift Wrapping for the Sunshine Division
Volunteer with MEJOR Communities in Peru!

Events

Taste of ASTD Networking Luncheon

All workplace learning professionals are invited to share networking conversations and select from a menu designed to satisfy midwinter appetites. Come when you can, leave when you must!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gustav’s German Pub and Grill 10350 SW Greenburg Rd. Tigard 97223

Free event, no-host food and beverages available

Reservations required by Monday morning, Jan. 11:

The Cascadia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) has been supporting workplace learning and performance professionals (WLP) in Oregon and SW Washington since 1947.

^Return to top

Ecoroof PDX 2010

Ecoroof PDX 2010 Presented by City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Friday, March 12th (commercial focus) + Saturday, March 13th (residential focus) TBD Portland, Oregon http://www.portlandonline.com/ecoroof 10:00-6:00pm both days FREE to the public

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is hosting the second annual Ecoroof PDX to provide the building design and development community, homeowners, building owners and non-profit organizations with information and technical assistance about ecoroofs. Ecoroofs replace conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system and significantly decreases stormwater runoff, saves energy, reduces pollution/erosion and helps preserve fish habitat.

^Return to top

St Marks Sing Your Own Messiah Benefiting Neighborhood House

On Dec 21st at 7 pm, St Mark Presbyterian is pleased to host their sixth annual Sing-Along version of Handel’s Messiah. Soloists from the community and Portland Symphonic Choir will join us to perform some of Handel’s beautiful solo works. Music lovers, amateurs and professionals alike, from throughout the St Mark community and Greater Portland Area will fill the sanctuary for an hour of fun and inspiration. Choral scores are available at the church. Those who have personal scores are asked to bring them along.

^Return to top

Bouquet of Hope

Bouquet of Hope a benefit for Rose Haven Saturday, May 15 | 5:00 pm Venue Pearl|323 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 http://www.bouquetofhope.com (for event information and to purchase tickets)

Bouquet of Hope is a fundraiser for non-profit Rose Haven, whose mission is to facilitate positive changes in the lives of women and children experiencing the trauma of homelessness and abuse. Rose Haven provides a safe community environment where compassionate listening, practical assistance and resources are offered.

Join us for an amazing night of lively performances by the Oregon Ballet Theater and Internationally-acclaimed violinist Aaron Meyer. Enjoy local, organic cuisine, exquisite floral table displays and a live and silent auction.

^Return to top

Art Spark Thursday 12/17 5PM

Thursday, December 17th, 5pm at Curious Comedy, 5225 NE MLK, 97211

Art Spark is a monthly mingling for the the creative community. Every month a different host from the arts community will engage and facilitate connecting with an interactive activity as well as inform the community further as to who they are, what they do and why.

^Return to top

Jobs & Internships

How can you help Foster Children?

Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent with Trillium Family Services (Donations accepted and mentoring opportunities available, as well.)

^Return to top

Information

organization:Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
position summary:

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is recruiting for an Executive Director. The successful candidate will be an energetic and entrepreneurial leader with proven management and fundraising skills, and a strong commitment to watershed protection and restoration.

The Sandy River Basin is located in northwest Oregon, east of the Portland metropolitan area. The river takes form on the slopes of Mt. Hood and flows through a 500 square mile watershed on its way to the Columbia River near Troutdale. The basin is home to important populations of native salmon and steelhead. More information about the Council is available on the web: www.sandyriver.org.

Salary / Pay Rate:negotiable based on experience

^Return to top

Nonprofit News

Umpqua holiday children's book drive ends Friday!

Umpqua holiday children's book drive ends Friday!

Help the Children's Book Bank get books into the hands and homes of children this holiday season!Please bring new "read-aloud" books (birth through age 5) to any Metro Umpqua Bank location before December 11th (Friday).

To find an Umpqua branch near you, please visit:

Learn more about the Children's Book Bank: www.childrensbookbank.org

-- Shannon Schrecengost

^Return to top

Q & A

There are currently no Q & A posts.

^Return to top

Trainings

Nonprofit Financial Fundamentals | TACS Workshop with Kay Sohl

Presenter: Kay Sohl, Nonprofit Consultant and Founder of TACS

Date: January 7, 2010

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Master the tools that every executive director, fiscal manager, and board member needs for effective financial management in uncertain times. Learn budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting techniques to deal with multiple programs and multiple funding sources, cash flow issues, and the challenge of building reserves.

Master the five essential functions for effective financial management:

^Return to top

Volunteering

Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture!

Learn About a New Culture!Mentors Needed!HAYLO - Helping a Youth Leap Onward 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a mentor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help East African, Burmese, Eastern European and Hispanic youth.  Mentors will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth’s future.

^Return to top

Gift Wrapping for the Sunshine Division

Do you like to wrap gifts? 

Do you like volunteering for a great cause?

If you answered YES to both of these we have just the opportunity for you! 

The Portland Police Sunshine Division has a gift wrapping table at the Lloyd Center from Saturday, December 19 through Thursday, December 24 and there are a handful of shifts still available.

Saturday, December 19

Sunday, December 20

Monday, December 21

Tuesday, December 22

Wednesday, December 23

Thursday, December 24

Email [email protected] to sign up.

Thank you!

^Return to top

Volunteer with MEJOR Communities in Peru!

Founded on the idea that health creates opportunities, MEJOR Communities is a nonprofit organization that aims to create opportunities in rural areas of Peru through our health education programs and projects.

We are currently searching for individuals interested in serving as a volunteer(s) in a remote community in Peru for a minimum of six months. Our in-country partner organization, MIRHAS-Peru will provide technical/project support. Training will be provided prior to travel in the city of Portland, OR. Couples are encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

^Return to top

How do I signup?

  1. Create a new account
  2. Login
  3. Click on My subscriptions 
  4. Enjoy