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Digest for June 5, 2008

Digest Contents:

Special notice from CNRG
Call-in playdate on Sat 6/14/08 to support national paid leave legislation
Portland Dramatists Workshop
p:earblossoms:under construction this Saturday!
June 12, To Be a Healer: The Shamanic Call
Ecotrust at PGE Park!
Portland Net Tuesday - FREE nonprofit technology event
Open Position: Event and Database Coordinator
Oregon State Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Clackamas County
Oregon State Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Multnomah County
Oregon Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Washington County
AmeriCorps VISTA - Asset Building Programs
AmeriCorps Position- Neighborhood Canopy Restoration Coordinator
Hiring Canvass Director
Jobs available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Kitchen Positions open at Caldera
Portland Camp Fire seeks Events and Media Intern
Job Openings at CATHOLIC CHARITIES
AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader position with Oregon Microenterprise Network
AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions with the Asset Building Corps
SCRAP has Extended Hours!
Portland Symphonic Girlchoir New Singer Auditions
Are you a woman and you've founded a non-profit? (or you know one who has?)
Know where I can borrow or rent an LCD projector for use on Friday?
Ideas for Transportation?
VOLUNTEER this July 13, on Metro Garden Tour
Do you LOVE clothes?
Volunteers Needed: Kelly Elementary Playground Installation

Events

Special notice from CNRG

Community Nonprofit Resource Group (CNRG)Thursday, June 19th CNRG invites you to participate in a free CNRG brown bag lunch training! We are excited to connect you with valuable resources that will allow you to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge.  Here are the details of the upcoming event: Topic:Cost Effective IT Solutions for Nonprofits

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Call-in playdate on Sat 6/14/08 to support national paid leave legislation

Please help us support the newly introduced national paid family leave legislation, which calls for 12-weeks of paid family leave for families nationwide! We will be hosting a "Call Your Congressperson Play Date" at Urban Grind NE on Saturday June 14th at 10 am. If you've never called your Congressperson before, it's easy, quick, and fun.

We'll bring the telephone numbers of Portland-area representatives, and a short script describing why we, as parents, want to support the recently proposed federal paid family leave bill (HR 5873). All you have to do is bring your cell phone (if you have one), and leave a message for your congressperson to ask them to co-sponsor this bill.

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Portland Dramatists Workshop

Our FREE workshops and salons have returned! Formerly StageSlingers Salons, now Bluestockings Portland Dramatists Workshop, still the same workshopping and reading of plays-in-progress, open to the public and free. All levels of playwrights and screenwriers encouraged to come, as well as all levels of actors and would-be-actors. Led by Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship recipient Sharon Sassone, known as Bluestockings' Sha Sha.

We meet WEEKLY on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at Robie's Deli and More, 6504 SE Foster Road. Welcoming environment for you to hear your writing aloud! Don't forget to bring enough copies for all your characters to read! See you there!

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p:earblossoms:under construction this Saturday!

Dear CNRG-ers. We want to invite you to come to p:earblossoms, the annual fundraiser that supports p:ear's work with homeless and transitional youth. p:ear builds positive relationships with these young people, ages 15-24, through education, art and recreation, to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. p:ear works with over 500 young people each year.

Our event will take place on Saturday, June 7th, from 6-9 p.m. at Staver Station, 2537 NW 29th. Hosted by Live Wire's amazing Courtenay Hameister, it will feature live and silent auctions, light fare and excellent wine.

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June 12, To Be a Healer: The Shamanic Call

Circle of the Living Earth, a 501(c)3 non-profit, presents:

To Be A Healer THE SHAMANIC CALL

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m., New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland

Are you wondering about becoming a shamanic healer?

Come explore your interest as we compare traditional, tribal callings with contemporary, post-modern longings.

People in tribal cultures may resist the shamanic call, while people in post-modern cultures may feel attracted to the shaman's role. What accounts for this difference, and how can we discern whether our call is authentic?

Classic ways indigenous shamans are called and trained will be compared with how shamans in post-modern societies are called, and the training options available.

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Ecotrust at PGE Park!

Ecotrust invites you to join us Tuesday June 17th at PGE Park with the Portland Beavers!

Talk with folks from Ecotrust inside the park, learn more about us on the video wall during the game and watch an on-field mascot showdown between the Beavers’ Lucky and Salmon Nation’s Wild Willa!

The Portland Beavers are pleased to offer great tickets at discounted prices to friends and supporters of Ecotrust. Tickets can be purchased on-line at: www.portlandbeavers.com/grouptickets username: ecotrust password: ecotrust.

Come out and join us as the Beavers take on the Tucson Sidewinders June 17th at 7:05pm!

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Portland Net Tuesday - FREE nonprofit technology event

The June 24th event will focus on two great tools:

Squarepeg: Squarepeg is a communication tool for people who use the Internet to organize around social causes. We believe that change is social, that relationships are the heart of the social sector, and that organizations and individuals will interact more efficiently and persuasively if they use Squarepeg to leverage those connections

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Jobs & Internships

Open Position: Event and Database Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Event and Database Coordinator (part-time, three-month position, with potential to develop into full-time and/or regular position).Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is looking for an experienced database and events coordinator for a part-time, three-month position, with potential to develop into full-time and/or regular position. Raisers Edge expertise is required, as well as Windows and MS Office; experience in event coordination is desirable. Salary DOE. To view full position description and/or learn more about EMO, visit www.emoregon.org.APPLICATION PROCESS: Mail resume and cover letter by 5 p.m. on June 16, 2008, to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239, fax to (503) 223-7007, or e-mail to [email protected]

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Oregon State Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Clackamas County

Oregon State service corps position description

Organization:                                              Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – www.bbbsnorthwest.org  

Organization Mission:                              Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

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Oregon State Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Multnomah County

Organization:                                              Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – www.bbbsnorthwest.org  

Organization Mission:                              Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

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Oregon Service Corp Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Washington County

Organization:                                              Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – www.bbbsnorthwest.org  

Organization Mission:                              Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

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AmeriCorps VISTA - Asset Building Programs

Are you interested in community economic development? MicroBusiness? Community Land Trusts? Affordable Housing?

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services (WNHS) is a non-profit community development corporation located in Corvallis, Oregon. Our mission is to improve lives and strengthen neighborhoods through quality affordable housing, homeownership, economic opportunity, and community partnerships.

The VISTA position we are hosting next year is focused on building capacity for our asset-building programs - microbusiness, homeownership, the community land trust, and financial literacy. The duties and responsibilities of the VISTA would include, but are not limited to:

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AmeriCorps Position- Neighborhood Canopy Restoration Coordinator

Natural Resource/Envir Educ Job Listings   

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Hiring Canvass Director

The Gifford Pinchot Task Force is looking for a canvass director to complement our current team.

Organizational Background

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Jobs available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. 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. 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.

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Kitchen Positions open at Caldera

Kitchen Positions open at Caldera

Lead Cook: The Kitchen Lead is responsible for all menu planning and preparation (in accordance with Summer Program Food Service Program meal requirements) and food ordering as well as maintaining a friendly, sanitary kitchen and dining space. In collaboration with the Kitchen Manger and Camp Director, the Kitchen Lead provides direction and support on budget management ($18,000) and staff oversight (3 assistants) and scheduling.

Stipend is up to $2,325 plus lodging and board. Dates of employment are June 20 - August 25. Minimum two years experience managing a kitchen, including staff, budgets, and menus.

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Portland Camp Fire seeks Events and Media Intern

Camp Fire USA is a co-educational nonprofit organization that builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. Since 1910, the Portland Metro Council has been an innovative leader in youth-led community service and proactive youth development. Through year-around educational and recreational opportunities and experiences, Camp Fire gives young people the tools they need to be successful at home, at school, and in the larger community. For more information, visit www.portlandcampfire.org.

We are looking for a part-time entry-level intern to help us prepare for fundraising events and assist with our media relations efforts. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get a foot in the door of the non-profit world and gain valuable experience in development and communications.

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Job Openings at CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications for the following open positions:  

Qualified Mental Health Associate - Full-time - Closes June 20, 2008

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AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader position with Oregon Microenterprise Network

Announcing Oregon Microenterprise Network Asset Building Corps VISTA Leader Position for August 08-09 term of service!

The Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN) is currently accepting applications through the AmeriCorps National Recruitment website for a VISTA Leader position with the Asset Building Corps.

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AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions with the Asset Building Corps

Five positions STILL AVAILABLE with OMEN's Asset Building VISTA Corps!!!

The Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN) is Oregon's statewide association of microenterprise organizations and their supporters. OMEN's programs provide training, lending, market research, and other enterprise opportunities to entrepreneurs with limited access to economic resources.

The Asset Building Corps (ABC) is OMEN's AmeriCorps*VISTA project that seeks to eliminate poverty throughout Oregon through asset development, financial literacy, and microenterprise development strategies.

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Nonprofit News

SCRAP has Extended Hours!

Established in 1998, the School and Community Reuse Action Project (SCRAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that inspires creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

SCRAP accepts donations of creative supplies and then resells them to the public at our nonprofit store at 3901A N. Williams at Failing in Portland. Cool Materials-Cool Prices!

Our New Hours: Tues 11-6 Wed 11-8 Thurs-Sat 11-6 Sun 11-5 Mon CLOSED

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Portland Symphonic Girlchoir New Singer Auditions

We are seeking new singers to join our non-profit, award winning girls choir in Portland. We have girls from over 75 schools in the local area, and are having new singer auditions for the next few weeks. Please check our website at www.girlchoir.com for additional details.

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Are you a woman and you've founded a non-profit? (or you know one who has?)

Founded a non-profit? There's now a supportive group for women who have founded non-profits.

Check it out here: http://www.womenfounders.org/

Women Founders Collective is a global movement of women founders of nonprofit organizations - connecting for the purposes of:

* Learning from and supporting each other * Collecting, documenting and giving voice to experiences and practices of women founders * Mentoring current and future women founders.

Our core organizational values include:

* Personal, interpersonal and global awareness and responsibility * Respectful and compassionate interaction * Authenticity * Equality * Risk-taking * Growth * Joy

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Q & A

Know where I can borrow or rent an LCD projector for use on Friday?

Lift Up Africa is a 501(c)(3) Portland-based nonprofit. We will be presenting a slideshow at the Urban League of PDX Friday morning. We need to borrow (hopefully) or rent a LCD projector for this presentation. Please contact me if you can help or have a suggestion for some person or organization I might contact regarding this need.

If you have any suggestions or have a projector I could use this coming Friday, please call Linda at 503.408.6838 or e-mail [email protected].

Thank you!

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Ideas for Transportation?

This summer The Northwest Institute for Social Change is hosting 12 students from around the country to take part in a media education fellowship. We are currently looking for transportation options. Our students will rely heavily upon public transportation and bikes while in Portland, but there are several trips throughout the summer where we will want the ability to transport the whole group outside of the city.

We are looking for use of a 12 passenger van or bus. We would much rather pay another nonprofit who may have a vehicle sitting idle in the summer than a rental car company.

If your organization is in the position to help us out while offsetting your own transportation costs, please contact me to discuss the details.

Thanks,

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Trainings

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Volunteering

VOLUNTEER this July 13, on Metro Garden Tour

Do you love sharing organic gardening tips with others? If yes, we invite you to become a volunteer for Metro's 10th annual Gardens of Natural Delights tour,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2008! Deadline to Apply: June 7th.

To apply to be a volunteer or learn more, visit: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465

Volunteers receive: Opportunity to share knowledge and enthusiasm. Private tour of host garden. Beautiful tour T-shirt. Up to four tour tickets. Up to eight service hours for Master Gardeners.

Volunteer Duties include: Spending three hours at the host's garden greeting and educating visitors during tour.

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Do you LOVE clothes?

Sunshine Division is looking for you! Sunshine Division is an emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Police Bureau. We have recently re-opened our clothing store to our clients and are looking for fun, outgoing and dedicated volunteers to help run our clothing store.

We need 1 volunteer for each of the following ongoing weekly shifts:

Tuesdays from 12:30-4pm

Thursdays from 12:30-4 and 4-6:30pm

Fridays from 8:30-12pm

You will be working with another volunteer to staff the clothing store during your shift. Shift duties include: sorting and organizing new donations, washing new donations, keeping the store tidy and organized, assisting clients in finding clothing items and checking clients in and out.

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Volunteers Needed: Kelly Elementary Playground Installation

Come make a difference in the community! The Portland Impact SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program needs your help at Kelly Elementary. We have received a new playground and we need volunteers to help get it installed. The installation is on June 12 & 13th from 9am-3pm. Volunteer shifts are available & groups are encouraged! For more information, please contact Christine Rhoney [email protected] or Khanh Le at 503-916-6350 x1860.

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