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Daily Digest

Digest for January 13, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Non-Profit Networking Night Cancelled for January

There will be no CNRG Non-Profit Networking Night during the month of January. With the closing of Airplay Café, we are without a home for networking night and welcome any suggestions as to where we can find a casual, free space that is near downtown Portland for future networking nights.

We hope to resume networking night in February, so be on the lookout for special announcements in the coming weeks! If you have a location to suggest for future networking nights, please send an email to [email protected].

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Non-Profit Networking Night Cancelled for January
Virginia Garcia Invites You on a Culinary Tour of Oaxaca: Join Us for a Night at Trebol!
Preventing Cervical Cancer: FREE presentation
Craft & Wine Thursdays at SCRAP
Portland Plan Workshop for Transition PDX! - Wednesday - 7pm - St. Francis
New Prompt Writing Workshop
Program Associate (PT)
PEEPs Support Coordinator position
Forest Park Trail & Restoration Coordinator (2 positions)
RACC Press Release: Public, foundation and corporate sectors stand behind The Right Brain Initiative
Request for SVPP Capacity Building Investment Proposals
The Children's Book Bank: books available
PCC Class Starts Jan. 21: How to Launch an E-Newsletter Program
Affordable Interpretive Writing Workshop--DVPA
Please consider for the daily digest
Understanding Disparities and Inequality: A Health Care Case Study | TACS
Oregon Spay Neuter Fund -- Pet Carriers Needed!
Volunteer Opportunities for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 18, 2010
Volunteer to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence
Mark Your Calendar - January 21st NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association) Meeting
Learn about Affordable Homeownership as a Volunteer
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture!
Come celebrate great stories of volunteering and service!!

Events

Virginia Garcia Invites You on a Culinary Tour of Oaxaca: Join Us for a Night at Trebol!

Join Virginia Garcia for a Culinary Tour of Oaxaca at Trebol Restaurant on February 10th

Please join us on February 10th at Trebol Restaurant for an evening of delicious food, tasty drinks and fun in support of Virginia Garcia. Trebol serves up award-winning, unique dishes and drinks, specializing in Oaxacan cuisine and local and organic produce.

Trebol also offers a wide variety of rare tequilas not found elsewhere in Portland and an array of appetizers and mouth watering desserts. Join us for dinner, happy hour or dessert and bring your friends and family. 10% of all purchases will go to Virginia Garcia's vital programs and services. Please help us spread the word!

Location: Trebol Restaurant, 4835 N. Albina Ave, Portland

Phone: (503) 517-9347

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Preventing Cervical Cancer: FREE presentation

Join the OHSU Center for Women's Health for:

Preventing Cervical Cancer, a Speaking of Women Lecture.

Wednesday, January 27 12-1pm OHSU Hospital, 8th floor, room 8B60

Registration strongly suggested, a map and parking information will be emailed to all registrants:

TO REGISTER:

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Craft & Wine Thursdays at SCRAP

Thursday, January 14th

One Skein -- start a project using one skein of yarn, partial skeins or yarn scraps. Yarn is provided. Bring Size 10 needles. We have some needles available. Suggested Donation.

Craft groups at SCRAP happen every Thursday at 6p at SCRAP (NE MLK & Stanton). All levels of skill welcomed - from the craft-curious to the Super SCRAPpy.

Crafting for Peace - Thursday, January 21st

Big Ass Craft Night - Thursday, January 28th

www.scrapaction.org

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Portland Plan Workshop for Transition PDX! - Wednesday - 7pm - St. Francis

When:  Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Link:

 The Portland Plan will be our City’s strategic plan for the next 25 years, ensuring that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city and our people are prosperous, healthy and educated.

The last time Portland created a plan like this was in 1980. Our recycling rate was in the single digits. Back then there was no such thing as Google let alone cell phones and the Internet. In fact, huge parts of Portland, including Cully and most of East Portland, weren’t even within the city limits.

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New Prompt Writing Workshop

Prompt: A Write Around Portland Community Workshops

A weekly seminar devoted to generative writing and the transformative power of writing in community. Based on the successful Write Around Portland model, this dynamic workshop incorporates many of our favorite exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including free-writing; group discussion; imagery, character, plot and poetry development; and early-draft revision.

All proceeds from Prompt go directly toward funding Write Around Portland workshops and programs for people affected by HIV/AIDS, veterans living with PTSD, people with mental illness, seniors living on a low income, teen parents and many others.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)
position summary:

The Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) seeks a part-time (24 hours per week) Program Associate to support FCCP’s communications and programmatic work and take the lead on select projects. This position will be based in FCCP’s Portland office and will report to the FCCP Executive Director.

Salary / Pay Rate:$20-25K annually (DOE) plus excellent benefits

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PEEPs Support Coordinator position

AmeriCorps position available through the Northwest Service Academy:

Support Coordinator. 

Support the Coordinator in planning, expanding, and facilitating spring, summer, and fall programming for this environmental/civic engagment camp for middle school age youth. 

Position starts March 15, 2010. 

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Forest Park Trail & Restoration Coordinator (2 positions)

The Forest Park Conservancy is looking to add two talented individuals to our seasonal field crew. The Trail & Restoration Coordinators will primarily work in the field as part of a five-person crew. The work is physical in nature, and takes place in variable weather conditions, often in remote sections of Forest Park.

Forest Park is a 5,000+ acre natural area park located fully within the city limits of Portland, Oregon. The park features a trail system of 70+ miles and features an impressive array of native flora and fauna.

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Nonprofit News

RACC Press Release: Public, foundation and corporate sectors stand behind The Right Brain Initiative

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate

January 12, 2010 –

Public, foundation and corporate sectors stand behind The Right Brain Initiative Fall 2009 showed new partnerships in all corners of the community, propelling program growth

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Request for SVPP Capacity Building Investment Proposals

Request for SVPP Capacity Building Investment Proposals

Portland's Social Venture Partners seeks investment proposals from nonprofit organizations and schools in the four-country region* around Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, that have effective programs and strong leadership, but face an opportunity to advance to a higher level of impact and effectiveness by strengthening their underlying infrastructure.  SVPP is currently invested in five organizations through this fund (see Current Investments) and CASH Oregon in our Social Venture Fund.

Investment Guidelines.  Access more information, investment guidelines and the proposal cover sheet forms on the SVPP website through the following link: SVPP's Capacity Building Fund

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Q & A

The Children's Book Bank: books available

The Children's Book Bank has a large collection of the "Help Me Be Good" series of books for children. The books in this “Children's Book About” series focus on such topics as “Fighting,” “Being a Bad Sport,” “Being Bossy,” “Being Messy,” “Cheating,” etc.

If you know if a school, group, club, or organization who would like to add these books to their collection, please have them contact Shannon at [email protected] Thanks.

To learn more about these books, please follow the link:

-- Shannon Schrecengost

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Trainings

PCC Class Starts Jan. 21: How to Launch an E-Newsletter Program

E-newsletters are an efficient and cost-effective way for organizations to communicate with their audiences. Get the information you need to plan, implement and fine-tune a successful e-newsletter program during this four-week class.

Dates: Thursdays, January 21-February 11

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: PCC’s Southeast Center, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216

Cost: $45

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/yzhqzcw

Questions? Contact Rebecca Ragain at 503.261.3967 or [email protected]

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Affordable Interpretive Writing Workshop--DVPA

Ignite emotion!  Write successful grants!  Share your message!

*Making an Impact: Interpretive Writing Workshop* Thursday, January 28th, 2010 8:00am-4:30pm Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver, Washington

Minutes from I-5

Award winning writer and speaker Judy Fort Brenneman of Greenfire Creative will present and help you to effectively tell your agencies' story.  Interpretive writing is an important skill to hone for outreach materials, grant writing and effectively getting your message to the masses! 

Register before January 15th: *Current DVPA Members: $95, Non-members: $105 Registration after January 15th: *$120

Seating is limited to 50 participants Lunch is included

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Please consider for the daily digest

Please consider for the daily digest

Free/Low Cost Job Search Support

If you or someone you know is looking for work, Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) can help!

Back by Popular Demand: 4-day Job Intensive 

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Understanding Disparities and Inequality: A Health Care Case Study | TACS

Discussion Leaders: April D. Lewis, MPA, Regional Diversity Manager, Kaiser Permanente Nancy Jambor, MA, Trainer/Consultant, Diversity & Intercultural Communication

Date: January 20, 2010

Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am

Our cultural competence depends upon our ability to recognize disparities in service delivery systems such as health care. This session of the Diversity Leaders Network provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of these disparities and the communities they affect.

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Volunteering

Oregon Spay Neuter Fund -- Pet Carriers Needed!

The Oregon Spay Neuter Fund is looking for donations of pet carriers for the upcoming Tom And Mom Cat Special. This event will help provide low-cost spay/neuter services for our local community. If you or someone you know can help by donating a pet carrier, please email [email protected] Thank you!

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Volunteer Opportunities for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 18, 2010

On January, 18, 2010, people of all ages and backgrounds will come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned.

Volunteer on the 2010 King Day of Service and make a real difference in your community. There are still many service projects throughout Oregon that are still looking for volunteers.

Clackamas County: Oregon City

Project: Oregon City Park Support is looking for volunteers to help clean up an old 1800’s cemetery, and remove invasive species on the riverfront. The cemetery is just a small family plot, but it needs some support. We will be pulling out the invasive species on the river so that the city can plant 60 more trees in the area.

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Volunteer to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

 “Activists and Social Changers:

         Get involved in the movement to end violence against women and children!  Home Free, a program of Volunteers of America for women and children surviving domestic violence has opportunities for compassionate people to assist in various program areas.  Some of the exciting volunteer opportunities include: working in our children’s program, answering the hotline, teen support groups and healthy relationship presentations, and restraining order advocacy.  Training is provided and lasts the duration of February.  Please call Jen at 503.802.0494 to get more information.“

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Mark Your Calendar - January 21st NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association) Meeting

Documenting your work — in numbers, photographs, good record keeping and in other ways — is valuable for a variety of reasons.

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Learn about Affordable Homeownership as a Volunteer

The Clackamas Community Land Trust, an affordable homeownership non-profit, is looking for volunteers to table at various public events, like farmer's markets and homebuying fairs during the year 2010. The volunteer will inform people about the services that CCLT provides.

Required Skills: Must attend a brief training presentation with CCLT staff on February 24 from 6pm-7:30pm (can reschedule if necessary), be personable, and ready to interact with interested people.

Time Commitment: Anywhere from 4-6 hours per tabling session.

If interested, contact Dick Peel [email protected] (503) 659-1618 ext. 5.

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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.

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Come celebrate great stories of volunteering and service!!

Come celebrate great stories of volunteering and service at the 2010 Portland Trail Blazers/Hands On Greater Portland Heart of the Community Awards Lunch!

The Portland Trail Blazers/Hands On Greater Portland Heart of the Community Awards luncheon celebrates volunteerism and honors outstanding volunteers and volunteer programs that are the Heart of our Community.   This is an excellent opportunity to engage with  individuals and organizations who share a passion for giving back.  Hear their experiences, and watch their hard work be recognized.

Event Details:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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