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Digest for March 17, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Non-Profit Networking Night's new location at the Green Dragon this Thursday!

 When: 3rd Thursdays - 5:30-7:30pm. 

Where:  The Green Dragon

928 Southeast 9th Avenue - Portland, OR 97214 - (503) 517-0606

Join us for an evening of conversation!

Are you a nonprofit or someone who works with them?  A nonprofit looking for affordable consultants or vendors?  A volunteer looking for an organization eager for your time?  A nonprofit staff member wanting to partner on a project?

If so, CNRG's nonprofit networking event is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's nonprofit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself at a great community cafe.

Don't forget to bring a friend and a few bucks to enjoy one of The Green Dragon’s vegetarian, and omnivore sandwiches, or coffee, tea, beer or wine.

If you have questions, please e-mail [email protected]

 

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Non-Profit Networking Night's new location at the Green Dragon this Thursday!
Join Us in a Radical Deconstruction of Apathy Afternoon
Citywide Parks Team Mtg - Park Acquisitions - 3/23/10
Open House at In Other Words Nonprofit Feminist Bookstore
* * Small, Affordable & Prefab * * Presentation
Sow Your Seeds! Organic gardening class
Are you interested in learning more about Oregon's African America's History?
Art Spark, artist networking event 3/18/10
Office Manager Position with Stipend at an NGO/Maasai School in Tanzania
Database Administrator
Request for Proposals - Northwest Serv. Acad/LINKS program
Office Coordinator - Life by Design NW.
Executive Director
Database Coordinator
Executive Director sought by Willamette Humane Society (Salem)
Native Habitat Restoration Intern
LifeWorks NW - Program Director (SPMI Clients)
LifeWorks NW - Mental Health Associate (Older Adults)
OLCV Seeks Online Communications Intern
Media Advisory: RACC will deliver its annual "State of the Arts" report to Portland City Council on March 17
Take your training evaluations to the next level
Theater Classes for Kids this Spring
3/18 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Payroll 101
Don't miss this chance - "Creating Collaborative Communities" course this spring.
Board of Directors Expansion - Project Wilderness
Walk MS Portland
Join a Grants Program Advisory Committee!
Join a TeamWorks Team all about WATER! Restore a watershed, design a rain garden, mark storm drains, and much more!

Events

Join Us in a Radical Deconstruction of Apathy Afternoon

Saturday March 20th, 1:00 - 4:00

We at the Apathy Rehabilitation Place believe that our modern culture can leave us feeling disengaged, disempowered and straight up bored. Join us on Saturday for the first in a series of playshops called the Radical Deconstruction of Apathy! We will investigate the concepts of connection and community seeking and will survey the various tools of self knowledge and collective compassion, the medicine that will help us heal our apathetic inclinations and in doing so, open our eyes to the world of being fully alive. If you have wondered how to claim this in yourself and in others, then come to this workshop and invite your friends in cultivating this most essential and radical deconstruction.

When?

March 20th from 1:00 - 4:00

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Citywide Parks Team Mtg - Park Acquisitions - 3/23/10

 

CITYWIDE PARKS TEAM MEETING

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

7:00 pm  - 8:30 pm  

Guest:   Riley Whitcomb, Portland Parks & Recreation

Our next meeting will be ****** Tuesday, March 23 ******  at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC), 7688 SW Capitol Highway.  Riley Whitcomb, Program Manager of the new Park System Development Charges/Acquisitions, will update us on park land acquisitions and inform us about how this system of funding park acquisitions and development is working.  We start at 7:00 pm and end by 8:30 pm. 

Normally we meet at Mt Tabor School but the school will be closed for spring break on March 23rd, so we are meeting at MAC instead.

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Open House at In Other Words Nonprofit Feminist Bookstore

Join us on Sunday March 21st as we celebrate our community center, resource center, and bookstore being open on Sundays!

11-12 FREE Beginner Yoga

12:30 Kids Reading Time

1-2 Uterus Screen printing & Block printing Workshop (bring an item of clothing to screen print)

1-2 FREE Fix-A-Flat Bike Workshop

2-3 Woven Journal Workshop

ALL DAY: 10% off all books, Coffee Specials at Tuff Luck Cafe, FREE Bike Tube Repair/Bike Pump Station, Tarot, Astrology, and Palm Readings

At In Other Words, 8b NE Killingsworth St. (at the corner of N. Williams).

503-232-6003 www.inotherwords.org

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* * Small, Affordable & Prefab * * Presentation

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild * Western Columbia Chapter

* * Small, Affordable & Prefab * *

WHEN: Wednesday, March 24th Meet & Greet 6 PM * 6:30 - 8:30 PM

WHERE: Zion Baptist Church * Community Room * NE 9th & Fremont

COST: Non-members $5 donation suggested * NWEBG Members FREE * Refreshments *

WHAT: We're talking about small, affordable and prefab this month. With the City of Portland's recent dismissal of SDCs for ADU's, there's no better time to learn about available local options and how you can make prefab possible.

We'll start with Jim Russell from Idea Box, the next big thing in small living, and hear from Steve Tucker, a representative from Blazer Industries, a prefab manufacturing plant in Salem.

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Sow Your Seeds! Organic gardening class

Join Oregon Tilth and learn how to start your own seeds indoors! Growing vegetable crops from seed is incredibly fun and rewarding, and allows you to grow the healthiest plants from seed to harvest. Save money on transplants this spring by learning how to tend your own seedlings. Increase seed germination with row covers and other simple techniques, and gather useful tips for soil mixes, heat and light requirements, transplanting, fertilizing, and watering. Join us for this fun hands-on class and let’s get those seeds started! Participants will take home newly sown seeds just in time for the spring garden.

Wednesday March 24, 6:00–8:00 pm, Luscher Farm, $35 or $31 for Lake Oswego residents & Tilth members

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Are you interested in learning more about Oregon's African America's History?

Join the Black United Fund of Oregon at our monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series and celebrate African American contributions to Oregon's History. On April 1st, 2010 12pm-1pm at Concordia University, there will be a joint presentation by Gwen Carr and Willie Richardson from the Oregon NW Black Pioneers and Oregon African American Museum. Bring your lunch and enjoy taking part in this FREE and EDUCATIONAL event! Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 503-282-7973.

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Art Spark, artist networking event 3/18/10

The Regional Arts & Culture Council presents their monthly artist networking event, Art Spark, Thursday, March 18th, 5-7p at Disjecta, North Portland's contemporary art center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

This month we are helping to celebrate the Portland2010 Biennial. We also posted a call to all artists to submit a simple project proposal to be juried at the Art Spark event by you! This is your chance to win a show at Disjecta.

More information at www.portlandartspark.com; Contact: Tonisha A. Toler, [email protected] or 503-823-5866

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Jobs & Internships

Office Manager Position with Stipend at an NGO/Maasai School in Tanzania

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:IEFT
position summary:

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in a remote area of East Africa by managing the financial and administrative functions of Orkeeswa Secondary School.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) (www.ieftz.org), a non-profit organization that collaborates with local communities to provide quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania, has an opportunity for an Office Manager to support the organization in operating Orkeeswa Secondary School starting in June 2010. The Office Manager will live and work in northern Tanzania and as a member of IEFT’s Administrative Group carry out financial, administrative and human relations functions of IEFT and Orkeeswa Secondary School.

Salary / Pay Rate:$300/month
more info...

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Database Administrator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Trillium Family Services
position summary:

Trillium Family Services is currently seeking an experienced Database Administrator. This position is responsible for providing technical support and assistance to the IS Director in developing IS software functions. Trillium Family Services is one of Oregon's largest non-profit providers of mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. We bring innovative models of care and treatment to Oregon communities in order to achieve our fundamental mission of building brighter futures with children and families.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversee system operations for the organization-wide client database, including security and password maintenance, training and software technical support and liaison with Sequest technical support;

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with education and experience
more info...

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Request for Proposals - Northwest Serv. Acad/LINKS program

The Northwest Service Academy/LINKS program is now accepting proposals for 2010-2011. These are for part-time AmeriCorps positions starting anytime between September 2010 and July 2011. Since we have rolling enrollment, you choose the start date. All members have up to one full year from their start date to complete their hours, depending on your needs.

 

Proposals are due by May 14th at 5pm. Proposals are available on our website at www.esd112.org/links.

 

Erika Johnson

Program Coordinator

Northwest Service Academy/LINKS

 

ESD 112

2500 NE 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98661

p 360-750-7500 ext. 114

f 360-694-2491

 

 

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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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Executive Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Willamette Humane Society
position summary:

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for administrative, fund development, financial, personnel, and operational activities. The ED works under the Board of Directors and is expected to manage WHS in a way that best carries out WHS's mission, policies, and objectives within its fiscal boundaries.

WHS is an independent, private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on donations, service fees, and income from 3 stores and a new spay/neuter clinic. WHS takes in approximately 10,000 animals per year, with a budget of $2.1 million.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is commensurate with experience.
more info...

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Database Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Grantmakers for Education
position summary:

**Application materials must be received by 5pm, on Friday, April 2, 2010

Organizational Overview:

Salary / Pay Rate:$12-13
more info...

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Executive Director sought by Willamette Humane Society (Salem)

Executive Director, Willamette Humane Society

Description: Willamette Humane Society (WHS) is seeking an executive director. Located in Salem, Oregon, WHS was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders and serves Marion and Polk Counties. WHS is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals through leadership, education and action, and exists to: • provide a temporary shelter for discarded, abused, abandoned, and lost animals as an open-admission shelter; • complete families by matching companion animals with people, and • lead the community through education by teaching respect and compassion for animals, in order to shape a future free from abuse and homelessness.

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Native Habitat Restoration Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

Position Summary: The Sandy River Riparian Habitat Protection Project is an ongoing project led by The Nature Conservancy to control the spread of invasive species and restore native vegetation in the Sandy River Watershed. The project includes invasive species treatment, native species replanting, vegetation monitoring, and public education and outreach. Native Habitat Restoration Interns will assist the Portland Area Preserves Stewardship Team (PAPST) with manual weed control, herbicide application and data collection in the field. Interns may also participate in an outreach program that includes door-to-door communication with private landowners to obtain permission to survey and/or manage invasive species on their property.

Salary / Pay Rate:n/a internship
more info...

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LifeWorks NW - Program Director (SPMI Clients)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need.

Who We Are: LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment through culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services which benefits children, teens, families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

We have the following position open:

Program Director (Rehabilitation Services) (Full Time) Location: Beaverton/Hillsboro, Oregon

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable
more info...

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LifeWorks NW - Mental Health Associate (Older Adults)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need.

Who We Are: LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment through culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services which benefits children, teens, families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

We have the following position open:

Mental Health Associate (Full time) Location: Forest Grove Rehab & Care Center (Oregon)

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable
more info...

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OLCV Seeks Online Communications Intern

Conservation Voters, approximately 15 hours/week Start date: March 29, 2010 or soon thereafter

End date: Flexible—to coincide with the end of the Spring term, around early to mid-June. About us: The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a grassroots organization that serves as the political arm of Oregon’s environmental community. We work in the Legislature to pass pro-environment laws, work in elections endorsing and supporting pro-environment candidates, and create environmental scorecards that educate voters about how their elected officials vote. Our staff of ten works in a professional but appropriately casual work environment in downtown Portland. We work hard but know how to laugh.

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Nonprofit News

Media Advisory: RACC will deliver its annual "State of the Arts" report to Portland City Council on March 17

March 16, 2010 -

RACC will deliver its annual “State of the Arts” report to Portland City Council on March 17

WHO:             Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and RACC Board Chair Carole Morse will deliver the annual “State of the Arts” report to Portland City Council.  More than 200 members of the arts community are expected to attend in support of RACC.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Take your training evaluations to the next level

Join Ingrid Gudenas of Effective Training Solutions from 1-4pm on Thursday, March 25 as she discusses training evaluation! This highly interactive seminar will show how to take steps to make training evaluations more meaningful, both for learning and development professionals and their organizational partners.

Have you ever been asked about the impact or ROI (return-on-investment) of your training activities? Not an easy question to answer. In fact, much of the frustration L&D professionals encounter in their jobs stems from an inability to communicate the value of learning initiatives.

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Theater Classes for Kids this Spring

Kids ages 6-18 can learn new skills, develop their talents and meet new friends. Enrollment for Spring Christian Youth Theater classes is now open at four locations in metro Portland and SW Washington. CYT offers classes in drama, music, dance, technical theater and other specialties. Kids learn from experienced teachers, performers and technicians... while having FUN.

Classes are held after school weekly for 10 weeks with an evening showcase presentation to show off new talents. Kids who are registered for classes are also eligible to audition for one of CYT's shows held concurrently.

A special discount is available now for new students!

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3/18 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Payroll 101

Thursday March 18th, 6-7:30pm

Lori Hensel of Paychex will be discussing the differences between independent contractors and employees, as well as payroll taxes for new business start-ups, including:

*keeping accurate wage and tax records *factors to consider when calculating payroll taxes *new hire reporting requirements *and more

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Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

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Don't miss this chance - "Creating Collaborative Communities" course this spring.

“Creating Collaborative Communities” with Erna Gelles, weekend intensive 6:00 – 9:00PM on these three Fridays PLUS 9:00AM - 5:00PM on these three Saturdays – April 9-10, May 7-8 and June 4-5.  Room tba. This course may be taken for graduate credit as PA543 Sec 1 CRN 64626 or as a Certificate noncredit course. Why study collaborations?

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Volunteering

Board of Directors Expansion - Project Wilderness

We're excited to announce two new board member positions available.

Project Wilderness works to improve & expand public land for the benefit of citizens, wildlife and the environment. We are a "boots on the ground" 501(c)3 non-profit striving for private protection of Pacific Northwest Forest. We are not a political advocacy organization.

-Our 4 Principles-

Public Land Expansion

Public Land Cleanup (one hosted cleanup per month)

Habitat Restoration

Stewardship Education

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-Ideal Candidates are, but not required to be-

Active in outdoor recreation (hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, etc).

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Walk MS Portland

Call for Volunteers!

Walk MS creates a hope-filled and fun experience for everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), while raising vital funds for local programs and services. Families are drawn closer together, co-workers are united for a greater good, and people gain a better understanding of how we will achieve a world free of MS. To volunteer at Walk MS Portland on April 17, 2010 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, please contact Wendy at 503.445.8356 or [email protected] For more information about Walk MS go to www.walkMSoregon.com

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Join a Grants Program Advisory Committee!

Do you have experience evaluation grant applications, accounting, grant writing, or other non-profit management skills? The Black United Fund of Oregon’s Grants Program Advisory Committee is looking for six individuals. The terms of the open positions would go through March of 2011. Selected candidates will provide management advice and strategies. This opportunity will provide you with the unique opportunity to make a difference in our community. Other benefits include: extending your circle of contacts and perhaps developing a new professional network, gaining new perspectives and ideas about our communities, personal satisfaction of helping to influence a vital community program, and prestige or resume building.

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Join a TeamWorks Team all about WATER! Restore a watershed, design a rain garden, mark storm drains, and much more!

Do you ever wonder where your water comes from or where it goes when it heads down the drain? How familiar are you with our local watersheds or our stormwater management system?

Hands On Greater Portland's TeamWorks teams consist of approximately 10-12 individuals, led by one or two Hands On volunteer leaders, who commit to volunteering once a week for ~6 weeks around a specific topic. Join our spring teamworks for an exploration into our local water systems!

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