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Digest for March 12, 2010

Digest Contents:

What do ECO, Brew Dr. Kombucha & Great Music Have in Common?
Benefit for Outside In: NW FRESH @ The Crystal Ballroom; Saturday, March 20th!
Carolyn Campbell Art Opening At SCRAP this Friday
Job Op: Energy Programs Coordinator - Sustainability Analyst Sr.
Development & Communications Internship
Office Coordinator - Life by Design NW
Service Internship Opportunities in Washington, DC - Extended Deadline
Operations Specialist
Seeking a binder donation
Permaculture Opportunity at a Rental House
Last Chance! Puerto Rico Earthbag Dome Intensive 4/10/10-4/20/10 [Attached Poster]
Global Justice: Paradigm and Practice
WVDO Third Thursday Presents: Networking for Profit and Pleasure
NE Family Cooperative Community Seeks Board Members
Volunteer Opportunity with non-profit Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Events

What do ECO, Brew Dr. Kombucha & Great Music Have in Common?

You can enjoy all three for free on March 20th!

We hope you can join friends of Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO), lovers of Brew Dr. Kombucha & fans of great local funk band, Stimulus Package on March 20th for Brew Dr. Kombucha's Grand Warehouse opening!

Brew Dr. Kombucha will soon begin brewing in their new warehouse at 4245 SE Milwaukie, Portland 97202, but before operations get underway, Brew Dr. is hosting an open warehouse party. What will you find there?

* Free Brew Dr. Kombucha! * Great music from the awesome local funk band, Stimulus Package! * Tasty Beer Garden with 100% proceeds donated to ECO!

Doors open at 7pm & music begins at 8pm.

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Benefit for Outside In: NW FRESH @ The Crystal Ballroom; Saturday, March 20th!

The Venue: The legend grows, as the secret of Northwest Fresh is out. From musicians to artists to activists to strategists, we all meet up to BUILD, and coalesce around the vibes that will facilitate the PARADIGM SHIFT that IS happening on the planet. This is an inclusive movement, and we want YOU to be part of it. Please join us for a night of the finest Oregon homegrown sound in the state's premiere venue, the Crystal Ballroom, as we raise awareness and come together to create change.

Saturday, March 20-- 21 plus $5 entry Doors at 8:30

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Carolyn Campbell Art Opening At SCRAP this Friday

Re:Vision Gallery presents Carolyn Campbell: Fertile Ground An interactive exhibit of mixed media collage March 2 - April 30

Conceptual artist Carolyn Campbell will be featured in SCRAP's Re:Vision Gallery for the months of April and May. The exhibit, entitled Fertile Ground, explores the inner spiritual and artistic landscape in 32 collages. Surrealist and reflective, the collages are part of Campbell's Vision Cards project, a series of collage cards designed as tools to provoke the imagination and creative impulses. The small size of the cards (all less than 12" x 12") offer an accessible window into a complex dreamworld.

Opening reception featuring live music, spoken word performance and refreshments Friday, March 12, 7-9pm Free

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Jobs & Internships

Job Op: Energy Programs Coordinator - Sustainability Analyst Sr.

Energy Programs Coordinator

(classified as Sustainability Analyst, Senior)

Monthly Salary: $4787 - $6041

Closes: Monday, March 29, 2010, 11:59 p.m.

Clackamas County Office of Sustainability is seeking an Energy Programs Coordinator. This position will develop, implement, coordinate, track, evaluate, and demonstrate success in initiatives to promote energy efficiency and renewables in Clackamas County government, businesses, residences, and communities.  Energy efficiency activities include programs for green building, retrofits of public buildings, financing for community-based retrofits, and outreach and community engagement to move citizens from knowledge to action.

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Development & Communications Internship

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
position summary:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon offers internship opportunities year-round in the Portland office for college students seeking experience in marketing, public relations, fundraising and events. Internships are unpaid, but the internship qualifies for college credit after completion of a 200-hours. General internship seasons are: fall/winter, spring, summer. Currently, we are seeking applicants for spring and summer internships in our chapter office.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
more info...

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Office Coordinator - Life by Design NW

Office Coordinator - Life by Design NW.

Would you like a challenging and exciting job at a Nonprofit in Portland? Do you like working with the 50+ population? Are you a flexible person who thrives in a fast paced and busy environment? Do you have skills in Bookkeeping, Budgeting, and general office assistance? Do you have experience in using Microsoft Office? Do you have experience working with databases? (and if you have Salesforce experience even better!)

Are you an “I can do anything” type of person?

Are you tech savvy? Can you manage and organize an office as well as personally assist the Executive Director and other staff? If you can do all this and have top-notch customer service skills, then this may be the job for you!

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Service Internship Opportunities in Washington, DC - Extended Deadline

This exciting summer academic internship program in Washington, D.C. The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers amazing internship opportunities, generous scholarships, a first rate academic experience and the chance to make a difference in the nation's capital.

Deadline until March 25. Mary Connell Director, Recruitment and Admissions U.S. Programs The Fund for American Studies http://pull.xmr3.com/p/2121-6C50/35095378/http-www.dcinternships.org-IPVS.html

202.986.0384

How will you choose to spend your summer?

Join the millions of volunteers, public servants and nonprofit professionals who hear the call to serve in the nation's capital.

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Operations Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Volunteers of America Oregon
position summary:

Volunteers of America Oregon, one of Portland’s largest non-profit social services agencies, has an opening for an Operations Specialist who will provide technical and operations support to our many human service programs.

Salary / Pay Rate:The starting salary range for the Operations Specialist is $38,000 – $45,000. This position is also eligible for the organization’s benefit program, which includes a health/dental/vision plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and annual paid leave.
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Seeking a binder donation

The Pangaea Project is seeking a donation of approximately 20 binders, size 1 inch (used binders are just fine) for the "world class portion" of their program. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

The Pangaea Project is a leadership development program that empowers low-income youth to become local community leaders with global perspectives. The program is designed around local and international service-learning, community leadership, social action, human rights,team building, and global awareness.

For more information about our programs please visit www.thepangaeaproject.org Please call 503-517-8999 or email [email protected] concerning pick up or drop off of the binders.

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Q & A

Permaculture Opportunity at a Rental House

I have a half-acre southern exposure lot, and the 2nd house is available to rent.

I'd love to find a renter who would like to help me grow food and turn the lot into a permaculture haven.

The house is 3 bdr, 2 bath, ideal for a family, pets okay.

contact me for more info

see web page for more info.

[email protected]

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Trainings

Last Chance! Puerto Rico Earthbag Dome Intensive 4/10/10-4/20/10 [Attached Poster]

Workshop HighlightsApril 10th -20th, 2010Patillas, Puerto RicoWe will be surrounded by learning opportunities throughout our stay. The workshop will be a muti-lingual event with translation between Spanish & English. Lectures and instruction will include:Dome construction Rubble trench foundations Earth Bag construction Cob construction Stone masonry

Sign-up today atwww.earthenhand.com

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPACES LEFT... I am happy to announce Earthen Hand is offering anEarthbag Dome Intensive Workshop this comingApril 10-20, 2010 in Patillas, Puerto Rico.Please help us make this trip a success by spreading the word to others. I can forward along my printable flyer at your request.

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Global Justice: Paradigm and Practice

Take time to separate yourself from the normal routine and devote a day to personal reflection, group dialogue, and active engagement centered on global justice. Come learn about a paradigm of injustice and an integrative approach to justicemaking. Bring your wisdom and experience to this community of learning as we explore the deeply personal and the expansive universal aspects of justice.

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010

Time: 9-4:30PM

Location: First Unitarian Church, Buchan Bldg

Fee: $65 (scholarships available)

Register by Wednesday, March 17

For more info and/or to register: http://www.pcgj.org/programs.html or contact Glenn Montgomery at [email protected]

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WVDO Third Thursday Presents: Networking for Profit and Pleasure

Join speaker Pamela White as she looks at networking as a source of synergy and opportunity.

This is a free program; no registration is required.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:00 pm Registration 3:30-5:00 pm: Program YWCA-Downtown, 1111 SW 10th Ave., Portland, Oregon

This program is sponsored by First Independent Bank on behalf of Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). Questions: email to [email protected] or phone to 503-274-1977.

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Volunteering

NE Family Cooperative Community Seeks Board Members

The NE Family Cooperative Community is seeking Board members.   We hope to develop a diverse Board of Directors with skill sets or experience that includes  finance, legal,  nonprofits, co-ops, and family services.  The Board of Directors will assist the organization with capacity building and becoming an independent nonprofit organization.  We are currently a sponsored project of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, a 501c3.  Interested individuals should send a letter of interest to [email protected]

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Volunteer Opportunity with non-profit Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

IRCO runs Rigler SUN School in NE Portland. This program provides free after school programming for K-8 grade students. Classes range from drama, homework help, dance, cooking, to gardening and much, much more. The spring term starts April 5, 2010, ends May 27th, 2010, and runs Monday-Thursday from 2:10-5:10pm.

Rigler SUN is recruiting energetic, driven, organized and experienced volunteers to work as part of an awesome team providing this valuable opportunity to the community.

Please contact Rigler SUN (503)916-6152 with inquiries.

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