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Digest for February 22, 2010

Digest Contents:

Springboard Social Innovation Forum: HATCH: A New Approach to Incubating Community Innovation
Explore the World of Mentoring!
Richard Heinberg: Power, Change and Energy (Monday night - Illahee Lecture Series)
Paws for a Cause Auction - A new leash on life
3 Ways to Make a Big Statement About Single Use Plastic
Director of Finance and Operations - International Sustainable Development Foundation
Outdoor Program Coordinator
Ronald McDonald House Maintenance Technician Position
Marketing Coordinator
Volunteer Management Conference May 12 & 13
Nonprofit Training | Fund Development: Plan, Execute, Evaluate
Cultural Luau Volunteers Needed!
Tabling Volunteers at Summer Events
Become a foster home to a dog or cat in need

Events

Springboard Social Innovation Forum: HATCH: A New Approach to Incubating Community Innovation

Who: Springboard Innovation hosts its monthly Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, March 10th 2010, from 6-9pm. There is limited space for this month’s event, so RSVP is REQUIRED.

What: At the March Springboard Social Innovation Forum we’ll be addressing innovative physical spaces. By creating an active idea laboratory, shared workspace, specifically designed educational programs, appropriate tools, and needed expertise, we can cultivate innovative technology- and service-based solutions to shared problems using newly collaborative, enriched strategies that can be replicated in diverse settings globally.

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Explore the World of Mentoring!

Attend an informal, introductory session on how to become a mentor

Potential mentors always have a variety of questions when considering if, how and where to mentor. Join Oregon Mentors’ program manager, Celeste Janssen, for an informational session to learn what it means to mentor, how to take the first step toward becoming a mentor, and to get answers to all of your questions. Celeste will also talk about stages of a mentoring relationship and qualities that research shows makes mentoring effective. This session is meant to educate, but your attendance doesn’t require you to sign up for a program.

Tuesday February 23, 6 pm to 7:00 pm, Sellwood-Moreland Library Meeting Room 7860 S.E. 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97202

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Richard Heinberg: Power, Change and Energy (Monday night - Illahee Lecture Series)

 

When:  Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Event Link: http://illahee.org/lectures

Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets to 2010 Event

Many of our economic, social and environmental problems have solutions.  Some of these solutions are obvious.  But most of them are difficult, or we would have already employed them. What’s stopping us? Maybe it's as simple as this: Various economic, belief and affinity groups are able to wield veto power on progress.

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Paws for a Cause Auction - A new leash on life

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals Annual Auction

Please to join OFOSA in a special event to raise money and awareness for homeless animals:

A NEW LEASH ON LIFE Silent & Live Auction Date: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Location: Estate Sales Unlimited 6585 NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97123

Hours: Doors Open at 6pm Catered Heavy Appetizers and Open Bar Included

Tickets include buffet, open bar, entertainment and the auction for $30 each. A fun night out for a good cause! For further information on this auction or OFOSA go to www.ofosa.org.

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3 Ways to Make a Big Statement About Single Use Plastic

Participate in the International Plastic Quilt Project (IPQP) as a 1-Squaremaker, 2-Challenge-Taker or 3-Change Creator! There are three different tiers of participation ranging from creating + submitting a quilt square to the nearest IPQP exhibit, making a square while taking a plastic-free challenge, to organizing a local group. Groups are forming in Portland and Lincoln City, Oregon, the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico and Kenya. Details, including entry forms and work from previous exhibits, are online at www.LNPB.org. Entry forms and small support fee due March 15, 2010. Questions? Email [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

Director of Finance and Operations - International Sustainable Development Foundation

Position: Director of Finance and Operations Hours: Full time or TBD based on mutual agreement Compensation: DOE Reports to: Executive Director

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Outdoor Program Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Friends of the Columbia Gorge
position summary:

Thirty-two hour per week position protecting the beautiful Columbia Gorge by implementing Friends of the Columbia Gorge's outdoor education and stewardship programs. This position requires a self-starter who is motivated to develop the program to its fullest potential through energetic recruitment and retention of volunteers and marketing the program to the media, businesses, and the larger community. The Coordinator must be enthusiastic about Gorge protection and have strong leadership skills. Interest in environmental protection and activism and physical ability to participate in an active outdoor program is a must.

Excellent benefits. No phone calls please.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary commensurate with experience
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Ronald McDonald House Maintenance Technician Position

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington has an immediate opening for a part-time Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting the House Manager with the general upkeep of the house through light to moderate physical maintenance of the facility. To apply, please see our website: http://www.rmhcoregon.org/Administrative/East-House-Maintenance-Technician

We are a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children whose families must travel to the Portland Area for medical treatment. We have a 24 bedroom House on the campus of Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital that provides a number of community areas, a double-sized kitchen, a playroom and all the comforts of home.

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Marketing Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Math Learning Center
position summary:

JOB DESCRIPTION

In collaboration with Chief Operating Officer create and manage marketing and business development opportunities and programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

- Act as point person for marketing initiatives including leading meetings and tracking progress.

- Serve as lead developer and editor of marketing communications, including Web site, while ensuring adherence to style and branding guidelines.

- Manage sample materials program and recommend changes to content, process, and format.

- Select trade shows and manage all related materials and logistics issues.

- Plan, monitor, and track marketing budget.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

- Requires college degree and two or more years of directly relevant work history.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary dependent upon experience
more info...

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Trainings

Volunteer Management Conference May 12 & 13

Greetings, It’s time to start thinking Spring and the upcoming May 12 & 13 Conference – “Volunteer Management:  Get Your Ducks in a Row!" 

Hosted by Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association in Salem, OR, this year’s conference features Martin J. Cowling, Scott “Q” Marcus, Nancy Gaston, Judy Clarke and others who offer engaging and timely workshops to help guide our programs into the future.  Info at http://www.mvvma.org/conference.html. Look for registration forms during the last two weeks of March.  For more information, call Glenis Chapin, 503-588-7990 or email [email protected] or [email protected]                

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Nonprofit Training | Fund Development: Plan, Execute, Evaluate

TACS | Executive Directors Network

FUND DEVELOPMENT: PLAN, EVALUATE, EXECUTE

Presenters: Jim Lewis & Helen Kennedy, Lewis Kennedy Associates

Date: February 25, 2010

Time: Presentation from 8:00 to 9:30 am, with networking until 10:00 am

Location: Ecotrust Conference Center, 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Cost: $25.00 General Admission, $22.50 for members of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (Includes continental breakfast)

 

Learn more or register at: http://www.tacs.org/training/networks/edn/fund_development_plan_execute_evaluate.

 

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Volunteering

Cultural Luau Volunteers Needed!

Ke Kukui Foundation (KKF), a nonprofit serving the Portland/Vancouver area is in need of volunteers for their Cultural Luau on Saturday, March 6, 2010.

Ke Kukui Foundation's mission is to preserve and share with the community, the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. Each Spring, Ke Kukui organizes this annual lu`au which brings a taste of Polynesian cuisine, music, hula, and Aloha spirit. From the impressive show by Kaleinani o ke Kukui to the delicious lu`au dishes, silent auction, shave ice, and raffle, this is an exciting event for all. See KKF website http://kekukuifoundation.org/events/

Please contact Jessie at [email protected] to learn how you can be a volunteer for Ke Kukui's Cultural Luau.

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Tabling Volunteers at Summer Events

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals has an opportunity to sit at tabling events at dog parks, community fairs, and other fun venues.

We need volunteers to sit at these tables and hand out information along with fun pet toys!

Most events are on Saturdays in the early afternoon.

Please call or email the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] 503.548.3963

THE ANIMALS ARE DEPENDING ON US! On behalf of the many animals served by OFOSA, we thank you for your support and participation.

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Become a foster home to a dog or cat in need

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA) has been called to California to rescue dogs who would otherwise be euthanized.

These dogs and cats need a home until a forever home can be found. We carefully interview potential adopters to ensure the dogs and cats in our care are placed in appropriate homes. You could be part of this lifesaving endeavor.

If you have a week or more to foster a dog or cat, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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