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Digest for January 27, 2010

Digest Contents:

Sip of ASTD FREE Networking, February 10
Creating a Sustainable Future
Second Annual Bouquet of Hope Will Provide Crucial Funds for Women's Center in Harsh Economic Times
Life by Design NW - Coffee & Conversation
Affordable Writing Workshop--Jan 28!
Fun-A-Day Art Show Feb 13
Event tomorrow: Wild Wednesday: A Celebration of the Wild - Readings with John Daniel
Springboard Social Innovation Forum: How to make social innovation flourish in our city
RACC - Artist Workshop - Marketing
Executive Director: Portland Parks Foundation
The Pangaea Project - Program Instructor
Seasonal Staff Accountant
Executive Director: Zimbabwe Artists Project
NWSA-Lower Columbia Center Announces RFP
Certified Residential Green Appraiser (GRBA)
S.T.A.R. (Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals)
Ready to make change? Join Local Agenda NW. Starts 2/9/10
FREE SOLV Volunteer Leadership Training on Thursday!
ESL Teacher

Events

Sip of ASTD FREE Networking, February 10

All workplace learning professionals are invited to a free, festive networking event 5-8 p.m. hosted by ASTD-Cascadia on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, 97202. The semi-private room upstairs at HUB will enhance chances for colleagues old and new to meet and share experiences while enjoying the HUB's all organic handcrafted beers and fresh local food and beverage ingredients on a no-host basis. No reservations are needed for Sip of ASTD, and attendees may come anytime during the event. Please direct questions to [email protected]

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Creating a Sustainable Future

The League of Women Voters of Portland will host a panel discussion on sustainability efforts in the Portland region on February 9th at 7pm. The event will be held in the Board Room of the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Sustainable living is the practice by which consideration for the environment and the economy is balanced with the needs of current and future populations. In the past few years Portland has received international attention for its sustainability practices. How will the local government and the community approach sustainability as the metropolitan area continues to grow? What current efforts are they making to increase, promote and practice sustainability?

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Second Annual Bouquet of Hope Will Provide Crucial Funds for Women's Center in Harsh Economic Times

Save the Date for a Night of Celebration and Hope Renewed

Second Annual Bouquet of Hope Will Provide Crucial Funds for Women’s Center in Harsh Economic Times

The work at Rose Haven, a community and intervention center for women and children, is never done. Day in and day out volunteers, donors and grants provide vital resources and support for Portland women and children struggling with poverty, drug addiction and abuse. In the midst of a national economic crisis, the need for these services has only grown, as has Rose Haven’s dedication to providing them.  

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Life by Design NW - Coffee & Conversation

Hopes and Fears in 2010

Wednesday, January 27 6:30-8:30 pm RiverEast Center 1515 SE Water St., Mt Adams Room, 3rd floor (near PCC and OMSI)

Come to Coffee & Conversation for an informal evening of spirited conversation, brainstorming ideas and networking with other individuals in life or job transition.

Our January meeting is intended as an interactive dialogue to consider "where do we go from here?" and "how do we move forward in the coming year?"

The Life by Design NW facilitator is Meagan Lawler. Meagan has extensive experience working with adults 50+ as an administrator, trainer, and facilitator. She has a degree in clinical psychology, and a Certificate in Gerontology.

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Affordable Writing Workshop--Jan 28!

Write successful grants! Ignite emotion! Share your message!

Judy Fort Brenneman is a nationally known speaker and award-winning writer from Colorado. Her passion is helping people tell their stories. Her work has helped companies and agencies define their vision, inspire their employees and volunteers, educate their audiences and increase their sales.

Making an Impact: Interpretive Writing Workshop!

Workshop Fee: DVPA Members: $95; Non-members: $110

For more information including registration, visit the DVPA website www.DVPA.weebly.com or click here.

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Fun-A-Day Art Show Feb 13

Are you having fun every day? Portland artists are.

Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church is proud to sponsor a cooperative art-show featuring work from Portland’s first annual Fun-A-Day Project on February 13, from 7-9 p.m. This free event will showcase a variety of art projects, each consisting of 31 pieces created by Portland artists during the month of January. Participating artists are hard at work this month in Portland and across the country, creating one original piece a day in their chosen medium.

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Event tomorrow: Wild Wednesday: A Celebration of the Wild - Readings with John Daniel

http://tinyurl.com/wildwed0110

What: Oregon Wild Wednesday – A free quarterly event open to all-ages. RSVP is not required, but we encourage you to arrive early.

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6-7:30 pm

Who: John Daniel, award-winning Oregon author – and – Oregon Wild Old Growth Campaign Coordinator Chandra LeGue.

Where: Roots Organic Brewery, event room 1520 SE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 www.rootsorganicbrewing.com

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Springboard Social Innovation Forum: How to make social innovation flourish in our city

When: Wednesday, February 10th, from 6:00-9:00; doors open at 5:30 for food, drinks, and networking

Where: Springboard's New Office- 107 SE Washington, Portland, OR, 97214 ***SPACE IS LIMITED for this month's event, so RSVP IS REQUIRED!!!*** $10 at door. Light supper included. Contact: Mary Grace at (503) 452-6898 or e-mail [email protected] to RSVP.

Join us for a “working Forum,” where Portlanders will put our heads together to discuss the best ways to create and support social innovation in Portland and in other communities nationwide. We will be exploring Springboard’s latest initiative, Innovative Cities.

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RACC - Artist Workshop - Marketing

"Get More by Selling Less: a relationship based approach to growing a thriving business"

Presented by Carolyn Campbell; Cost: $30; When: Sat. Jan. 30th; 9:30a - 1:30p; Where: New Columbia, Community Education Center, 4625 N. Trenton, Portland 97203

To register and more information at http://racc.org/resources/13010-a-relationship-based-approach-growing-a-thriving-business

Additional information contact: Tonisha Toler, 503-823-5866 or [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Portland Parks Foundation
position summary:

The Portland Parks Foundation has added significant value to Portland over the last eight years. With the Foundation’s help, youth programs reach more underserved neighborhoods, new parks are developed and existing parks are enhanced. The Foundation’s successful first Executive Director is ready to transition the role to the newly hired ED to continue the organization’s mission. Fundraising is and will always be the first priority of the organization.

The Executive Director’s major responsibilities: Fundraising Staff Management Community Outreach Partner Development (public and private) Board and Donor Development Organization/Communications Management

Salary / Pay Rate:80k-90k

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Information

organization:The Pangaea Project
position summary:

The Program Instructor is primarily responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of The Pangaea Project’s local and international educational curriculums, including data collection, measurement and evaluation of student performance and participation goals.

In addition to curriculum-building and daily classroom instruction responsibilities, The Program Instructor works closely with the Director of Programs and partner school staff to handle all matters related to student recruitment, application and selection processes. S/he serves as a liaison between The Pangaea Project and its partner schools.

Salary / Pay Rate:35,000-37,000

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Information

organization:Portland Rose Festival Foundation
position summary:

The Rose Festival is currently recruiting for an staff accountant who helps with accounting/finance duties. See the description for more details and application instructions: http://rosefestival.org/about/employment.shtml Application Deadline: February 10, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.

Salary / Pay Rate:

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Information

organization:Zimbabwe Artists Project
position summary:

The founding Director is retiring and ZAP is seeking a leader who can maintain the values that we hold dear, while using her/his passion for our mission, extraordinary communication skills, and organizational talents to expand our sales of Weya art. Most of our income comes from the sale of art through festivals and month-long exhibits in churches, public art spaces and other interested venues. The Executive Director of ZAP must be comfortable and effective calling people to set up exhibits, organizing a yearly calendar of events, and coordinating the myriad details of mounting exhibits. The director must inspire volunteers to enable us to accomplish our mission with a limited staff and budget of roughly $130k per year.

Salary / Pay Rate:The current salary is $30K per year with no benefits, but our intention is to increase that as we expand our revenue.

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Nonprofit News

NWSA-Lower Columbia Center Announces RFP

The Northwest Service Academy (NWSA) Lower Columbia Center is proudly accepting one and 3-year proposals for the Portland-Vancouver Individual Placement (PVIP) and Statewide Individual Placement (SWIP) programs. Projects will run from September 2010 – August 2011. 

  Schools, government agencies, and community-based organizations in the Portland-Vancouver Metro area, and statewide throughout Oregon, are invited to apply for an AmeriCorps member beginning January 26, 2010. Proposal materials are available for download at http://www.nwserviceacademy.org/partner_IP.cfm.  Complete proposals are due March 4, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Certified Residential Green Appraiser (GRBA)

Spring course offering: April 8, 9 & 10, 2010

Location: Earth Advantage Institute:16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97224

Course fee: $425

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S.T.A.R. (Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals)

Date: March 31 & April 1, 2010

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Earth Advantage Institute, 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Portland, OR 97224

Course Fee: Course Fee: $365

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Ready to make change? Join Local Agenda NW. Starts 2/9/10

What happens when Portlanders participate in Local Agenda NW? They find their voice, design a solution, and seek to make a difference that will last.

Springboard Innovation's Local Agenda NW begins with on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 from 6-9pm.

http://www.springboardinnovation.org/programs/localagenda_nw.html

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Volunteering

FREE SOLV Volunteer Leadership Training on Thursday!

Learn how volunteers can help your community accomplish more with less. This workshop is designed to help community members organize a SOLV project focused around litter cleanup and removal, invasive plant removal, native planting, or watershed maintenance and monitoring. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />   <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Oregon State Office Building800 NE Oregon St Portland, Oregon, 97232   This workshop will focus on recruiting and leading volunteers; preventing volunteer burnout; working with the media; and fundraising.

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ESL Teacher

El Programa Hispano offers an intermediate ESL class for adults twice a week at Ron Russell Middle School which is located at 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland OR 97266. Class is on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30pm. We are looking for an English teacher to teach the class starting on February 9, 2010. For more information or if you have any questions, please call Scott Read at 503-442-8996. Thank you.

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