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Digest for March 25, 2010

Digest Contents:

Unique free environmental performance at Lewis & Clark
Food and Climate Day with Author Anna Lappé
Developing Youth Leadership in Brazil - Brown Bag lunch and discussion
INTERN: ADMINISTRATION & DEVELOPMENT
Fund Development Director Position
Online Community Coordinator
Crisis Intervention Specialist/Administrative Assistant
Weekend Crisis Lines Shift Supervisor
Seeking Web Developer(s)
OMEN AmeriCorps VISTA positions
OMEN VISTA Leader position
Does your non-profit need free computers?
Community Dialogues On Racism: Train-the-Trainer
Mediation Training at East Metro Mediation
Schloarship Writing Workshop - April 17th, 2010 10am-4pm
Susan Howlett: Inviting Your Board Members to Raise Money Joyfully!
Chicken Coop Building & Design workshop this Saturday
Like sewing? Make blankets for children this April!
CLOWN AROUND with the Portland Rose Festival!
Donate 2 hours to an educational community event!
Vancouver Tree Planting -Volunteers Needed!
Plant trees this Saturday at one of the last Friends of Trees plantings of the season
Reception Visitor Services Volunteer
Special Events Assistant
Volunteer with the Nutrition Education Program at Oregon Food Bank

Events

Unique free environmental performance at Lewis & Clark

Lawyer, poet, and wilderness photographer Troy Payne and graphic artist and videographer Jeffrey Johnson present a fascinating multimedia exploration of the roots of humanity's assumptions about nature. Lewis & Clark's Natural Resources Law Institute and student groups Environmental Law Caucus and Northwest Environmental Defense Center proudly invite everyone to this outside-the-box, one-of-a-kind experience. Show times are Wednesday, March 31, 4:00-5:30 pm at Lewis & Clark College Templeton Student Center Council Chamber and Thursday, April 1, noon-1:30 pm at Lewis & Clark Law School McCarty Classroom Complex Classroom 2.

For more information see blacklanternsynergy.com.

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Food and Climate Day with Author Anna Lappé

Our food system is likely responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet Johns Hopkins University reports that of four thousand articles on climate change published in sixteen leading U.S. newspapers, only 1 percent had a “substantial focus” on food and agriculture.

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Developing Youth Leadership in Brazil - Brown Bag lunch and discussion

Developing Youth Leadership in Brazil Co-presented by the World Affairs Council of Oregon & Multicultural Center at Portland State University Learn how four remarkable young Brazilians are using innovative approaches to harness the talent and energy of disadvantaged youth and build community leaders. These Brazilian social entrepreneurs will be visiting Portland under the auspices of the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. During their stay in Portland, they will be meeting with an array of youth serving organizations to share approaches and strategies. This brown bag luncheon is a chance to learn from and share with those working directly with disenfranchised youth to address challenges plaguing their communities.

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Jobs & Internships

INTERN: ADMINISTRATION & DEVELOPMENT

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:World Affairs Council of Oregon
position summary:

The World Affairs Council is seeking an intern/volunteer (part-time 15-20 hrs) to support the organization’s overall management and assist in special projects proposed by the Council’s executive team. The ideal candidate is a college graduate who is looking to improve his/her desirability within the non-profit workforce by gaining hands-on experience assisting the management team of a local non-profit. Intern/volunteer will be the single and primary assistant to the Membership Manager, Vice President, and President.

Intern/volunteer will •Manage all mail correspondence with a membership of 1700 constituents •Manage our online membership database •Process membership and event purchases •Process incoming mail

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid internship
more info...

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Fund Development Director Position

Fund Development Director Position:

Resolutions Northwest is hiring for a new position to implement a revamped development program with an emphasis on individual donor cultivation. As part of a strategic capacity building effort, the Fund Development Director will be responsible for carrying out the activities outlined in the annual development plan including direct mail, events, public relations, membership and major gift programs. The ideal candidate is both a skilled fundraiser and systems thinker who can create processes that will support a vibrant development program as it grows with the organization.

For a job description and application instructions, please email: [email protected] Deadline: Wed, April 7 at 5:00 PM

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Online Community Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Children First for Oregon
position summary:

The Online Community Coordinator (OCC) is a full time (1.0 FTE) position that reports to the Policy Director. The OCC is responsible for coordinating Children First’s e-advocacy and web efforts under the direction of the Policy Director and in collaboration with CFFO staff. The OCC is responsible for implementing the organization’s online strategy and will work to use technology to further Children First’s communications and constituency building goals. The OCC is also responsible for collecting and posting data to the CFFO website and Kids Count Data Center.

Salary / Pay Rate:$26,000-$30,000 DOE
more info...

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Crisis Intervention Specialist/Administrative Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Partnership
position summary:

Reports to: Crisis Lines Clinical Director/Crisis Lines Operations Director

Position is 0.63 FTE

Duties: Demonstrate the culture of Oregon Partnership by modeling behavior that supports Oregon Partnership’s goals and philosophies.

Is a resource of knowledge and systems use for volunteers.

Answers calls with compassion and respect and within the clinical scope of the program.

Serves as a call/shift coordinator in the absence of program directors, assistant director, or supervisor.

Must have flexible shift availability to match coverage needs.

Performs other duties, such as call center and light maintenance as needed.

Perform administrative duties as assigned. Including writing memos, letters, brief reports, and design and maintenance of excel spreadsheets.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
more info...

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Weekend Crisis Lines Shift Supervisor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Partnership
position summary:

Reports to: Crisis Lines Clinical Director

Status and Purpose: This is a 20-25 hour/week position. This position manages and coordinates crisis line workers/volunteers who staff a set of 24-hour crisis lines. These lines include; Substance Abuse & Alcohol Crisis & Referral Line and a Suicide Prevention Line.

Responsibilities • Supervise and evaluate volunteers • Provide crisis intervention, referrals and information to callers • Maintain current information on relevant resources in CL database • Answer incoming calls with compassion and respect • Flexibility to accept other duties as assigned

Qualifications • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field required. • Crisis intervention experience required.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
more info...

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Seeking Web Developer(s)

B*tch Media is seeking a web developer with experience in web shopping cart development (ideally with Salesforce intergration as well). We are also seeking someone to do Drupal web development for ongoing web projects and installation of Drupal updates. This need not be one and the same person, but bonus points if it could be!

Experience working with non-profits is all but a must for us, so if anyone out there has web developer recommendations, please email me at [email protected] Thanks!

Brian Frank, Operations Director B*tch Media 4930 NE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 [email protected] 503.282.5699

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OMEN AmeriCorps VISTA positions

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Microenterprise Network
position summary:

The Oregon Asset Building Corps (OABC) is a part of a national service movement committed to battling poverty. OABC AmeriCorps*VISTAs serve for a year at nonprofit organizations that focus on increasing the assets of low-income Oregonians. The OABC program is administered by the Oregon Microenterprise Network, a statewide organization that provides microenterprise training, lending, and other enterprise opportunities to low-income entrepreneurs. OMEN has managed the OABC program for the last eight years. It has benefited more than 30 organizations across Oregon.

Salary / Pay Rate:living allowance
more info...

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OMEN VISTA Leader position

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Microenterprise Network
position summary:

Announcing Oregon Microenterprise Network Asset Building Corps VISTA Leader Position for August 10-11 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.

Salary / Pay Rate:living allowance
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Does your non-profit need free computers?

We at Free Geek currently has a surplus of excellent PC computers that we would love to grant out to the following types of organizations:

* Non-profits

* Schools

* Churches

* Community Centers

If your organization could use an infrastructure update, please check out our Hardware Grants program at this link:

http://www.freegeek.org/grants/

While we fulfill most hardware grants requests, we are prioritizing organizations within the city of Portland that need only systems. However, whatever your computer needs are, apply away!

- Sophia

Contact info: [email protected] (503) 232-9350 ext. 251

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Q & A

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Trainings

Community Dialogues On Racism: Train-the-Trainer

Interactive workshop for white people talking to other white people about racism, no experience necessary.

April 24, 2010 • 10am to 2pm New Columbia • 4610 N. Trenton St., Portland OR, 97203

Limited to 25 participants • No Charge

Please RSVP to: Jo Ann Bowman at [email protected] and Robert Marino at [email protected]

Questions? Call Jo Ann at (503) 282-6588

Sponsored by: Oregon Action • Northwest Federation of Community Organizations

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Mediation Training at East Metro Mediation

Learn mediation and help community members to resolve disputes involving neighbors, housing, or businesses in the Gresham, Oregon area. The 35-hour training includes theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. Mediators will learn to work with people individually over the phone and in meeting situations.

Mediators who want to volunteer two hours per week for one year pay $50; community leaders pay $250; and the full cost for others is $550. Applications are due April 13, 2010. Mediation skills are valuable for the community, and for the mediators who learn them.

Training dates are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, May 15-16 and May 22-23; and 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.

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Schloarship Writing Workshop - April 17th, 2010 10am-4pm

Do you know any junior or senior high school students that want to learn how to write award winning essays or learn how to find scholarships? Please invite them to attend this Scholarship Writing Workshop!

When: April 17th, 2010 10am-4pm at the University of Portland. Cost: $10 (Covers partial cost of the scholarship writing workbook students will receive).

FREE parking and lunch are provided!

Space available for 50 high school students only. To reserve a space please send your contact information (name, phone, email, school, grade level) and payment by April 12th, 2010 to:

Christian Kofi Grants Program Officer Black United Fund of Oregon 2828 NE Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211

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Susan Howlett: Inviting Your Board Members to Raise Money Joyfully!

WVDO Advanced Skills Workshop on April 8, 2010. Registration details below.

This hands on workshop is appropriate for organizations that work closely with, or want to work closely with, their boards to increase fundraising for their organization.

Learning Objectives –

-Help board members engage in the mission of the organization

-Help board members understand where they can add the most value

-Help staff understand how to eliminate the underlying causes of the fear or resistance that board members experience

-Help board members engage donors and participate in fundraising

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Chicken Coop Building & Design workshop this Saturday

There is still space available for Growing Gardens Chicken Coop Building & Design workshop.

 

Saturday, March 27 – 10am-12pm

 

For more information or to sign up and receive location directions contact Rodney at 503-284-8420 or [email protected]

 

Rodney Bender

Garden Programs Manager

Growing Gardens

2003 NE 42nd Ave. #3

Portland, OR. 97213

503-284-8420

www.growing-gardens.org

[email protected]

 

Planting Seeds for Good Food, Healthy People and Strong Communities.

 

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Volunteering

Like sewing? Make blankets for children this April!

Like sewing? Want to help homeless families this January? Come out to Hands On Greater Portland's Cares Day “Bink-A-Thon” on Saturday, April 24th and be a part of a blanket-making extravaganza!

Hands On Greater Portland is working with Binky Patrol – Comforting Covers for Kids to rally a brigade of sewing-savvy volunteers to make as many blankets as possible in a half a day. The blankets will then be distributed to children at Northwest Children's Outreach, who serve over 120,000 children in Oregon and Washington.

For project information or to sign up, visit:

http://bit.ly/binkathon_sewingmachinebrigade (for those with sewing machines)

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CLOWN AROUND with the Portland Rose Festival!

CREATIVE TYPES –Artists, Class Clowns, Goofballs, Accountants & Wannabe Entertainers The Portland Rose Festival WANTS YOU!

The Rose Festival is now recruiting for its third class of Character Clowns, and you might be a perfect candidate for this zany assignment!

After an award winning debut in 2008, and the successful 2009 season, the Character Clown Corps is back for another year of contributing their special blend of love and laughter to the Rose Festival and the local community. Named one of the Best Educational Programs in the World for festivals and events by the IFEA, the Clown Corps has become one of the favorite Rose Festival features in 2008 and 2009.

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Donate 2 hours to an educational community event!

The Black United Fund, a local NE non-profit, is seeking 1-2 volunteers that are enthusiastic about helping at our free monthly African-American Brown Bag Lunch Series for approximately 2 hours. The series is free to all community members and hopes to educate about African-American history. On April 1st, there will be a joint presentation by Gwen Carr and Willie Richardson from the Oregon NW Black Pioneers and Oregon African American Museum.

Volunteers will help set up, sign in attendees, help introduce the speakers, and of course stay to enjoy the lunch discussion about African American history in Oregon. The total time commitment on April 1st will be from 11:30am-1:15pm and the event will be located at Concordia University (NE Portland).

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Vancouver Tree Planting -Volunteers Needed!

This Saturday join the Vancouver Downtown Association in the beautification of downtown by planting 40 new street trees. Come early to enjoy a breakfast provided by Chronis’ Restaurant. Tools, gloves & training provided…just show up! Planting is from 9a to noon, meet at 819 Main St. Call 360.619-1108 or go to cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry for more information.

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Plant trees this Saturday at one of the last Friends of Trees plantings of the season

Don’t miss one of your last chances to plant trees with Friends of Trees before the planting season ends! This has been a historic season for our organization and we invite to join us in setting new records and to enjoy the beautiful, spring weather. No prior planting experience is needed – and we’ll even supply the coffee to get you going!

All you need to do is simply show up around 8:45am at the staging sites listed below. Friends of Trees will provide morning refreshments, gloves, and tools, as well as guidance from experienced volunteer crew leaders. We just ask that you wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Reception Visitor Services Volunteer

Job Title: Reception Visitor Services Volunteer Reports to: Marketing/Development Director

Shifts: Sundays 1 – 4 Substitutes for Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 1 and 1 – 4

Reception Visitor/Member Services Provide a warm welcome and excellent customer service to visitors/guests/members; collect admissions/program fees; provide light administrative support, direct guests to programs and appointments, answer general information and membership questions, perform light computer research; keep reception area neat and stocked with informational materials.

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Special Events Assistant

Job Title: Special Events Volunteer Reports to: Education Coordinator

Shifts: Irregular evenings and weekends

Special Events Assistant

Enjoy Oregon Jewish Museum special events, including movie screenings, lectures, and special exhibits, while assisting Education Coordinator. Provide a warm welcome and excellent customer service to visitors/guests/members; collect program fees; provide light administrative support, direct guests to programs and appointments, answer general information and membership questions.

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Volunteer with the Nutrition Education Program at Oregon Food Bank

The Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers for its upcoming Nutrition Education classes. Join one of our volunteer teams and help lead hands-on cooking and nutrition lessons. All volunteer training and class materials are provided.

Oregon Food Bank schedules Nutrition Education courses in partnership with community organizations and social service agencies. Help change the face of hunger in Oregon; read about these fast-approaching volunteer opportunities and the host community agencies below and get involved:

Oregon Child Development Coalition

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