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Digest for April 6, 2010

Digest Contents:

Wild Edibles of Forest Park
Impact Entrepreneurs - PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium
ABC: Art Builds Community, Annual Art Hop
Copyrights for Artists and Creative Professionals
Discovering Oregon's Wildlife
Metro Council President Debate
April 14th Springboard Social Innovation Forum: EXPLORING IMPACT INVESTING
CTC Spring Plant Sale April 12th-16th
Mortgage Default and "Get the Facts" Orientations
School Receptionist
Policy Analyst
Vice President – Innovation & Network Support
Summer Energy Internship
Open Position: Financial Services Manager Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
FSC Event Calendar- April 2009
VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project is looking for tax-deductible donations of vehicles!
Depave seeks free, street-accessible storage
OMSI Newsletter Production Volunteer
IRCO Seeks Life Skills Mentors for Refugee Financial Literacy Program

Events

Wild Edibles of Forest Park

Saturday, April 10th, 9:30am-1pm - with Gradey Proctor Join us on a walk through beautiful Forest Park and visit with some of the choice wild edibles common to our forests. We will discuss identification, harvesting, and preparation of wild foods. Bring along water, a snack, and the urge to be more self reliant. Meet at People's Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave.) to carpool at 9:30am. Cost: $15 - $25, sliding scale. Registration appreciated - email [email protected].

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Impact Entrepreneurs - PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium

Impact Entrepreneurs: Leadership for an Evolving World, Accelerating the (r)Evolution of business

Please share!

Friday, April 9, 1-3pm Academic and Rec Center Building (School of Social Work), Room 660

Impact Entrepreneurs is a network of individuals working within PSU and externally who are committed to building leadership capacity and generating innovations for economic and social impact:

1) The Entrepreneurial Leaders Program which has provided business training to Mercy Corps and Digital Divide Data staff around the world. http://www.mercycorps.org/ELP

2) The Social Innovation Incubator which provides advisory services and technical resources for the gestation of new ideas that create social and economic impact.http://www.sba.pdx.edu/sii

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ABC: Art Builds Community, Annual Art Hop

Want to sell your art or promote your nonprofit through art-related activities?

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Copyrights for Artists and Creative Professionals

The Regional Arts & Culture Council presents: Copyrights for Artists and Creative Professionals. This workshop will provide practical information on topics related to protecting your artwork and creative service work products. Presented by Peter Vaughn Shaver, Esq.

Saturday, April 10, 2010; 9:30a - 12:30p

More information found at http://www.racc.org/resources/41010-racc-workshop-coyrights-artists-and-creative-professionals

Contact: Tonisha Toler, [email protected]

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Discovering Oregon's Wildlife

The Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation is pleased to offer a series of talks by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife biologists about wildlife in Oregon. Admission is free but registration is required. Join us on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm for a slideshow discussion about two high desert species; the sage grouse and pronghorn antelope. Space is limited so register today at our website www.owhf.org/springspeakerseries or give us a call at 503.255.6059

The location of the series is the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland.

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Metro Council President Debate

With the term limit expiring for Metro Council’s current president David Bragdon, a three-way race for the top Metro position is on. On April 9, City Club welcomes Metro Council president contenders Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey. The candidates will engage in a substantive debate about the recent adoption of urban and rural reserves, the future of Metro’s role in regional transportation planning and the broader responsibilities of Metro and its position within the region.

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April 14th Springboard Social Innovation Forum: EXPLORING IMPACT INVESTING

Who: Springboard Innovation hosts its monthly Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, March 14th 2010, from 6-9pm. There is limited space for this month’s event, so RSVP is REQUIRED.

What: Join us as we explore the concepts of impact investing. From socially responsible investing to micro-finance to seed funding social ventures, these strategies have experienced new interest and attention. What's working, what have we learned, and what are the new ideas being brought to the table--we'll dig in to all of this and more?

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Mortgage Default and "Get the Facts" Orientations

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding free Mortgage Default Intake Orientations on Tuesday, April 6th, and Thursday April 8th, from 5-6PM at the Center. This workshop is the required first step in getting help to resolve your mortgage issue. The Center will also be holding a free homebuyer orientation, "Get the Facts", on Wednesday, April 7th, from 6-7:30PM, also at the Center. For information, contact Kevin Gillette, Program Manager, at 360-690-4496 X101 or [email protected].

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Jobs & Internships

School Receptionist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Ballet Theatre
position summary:

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking two upbeat, flexible, customer-service oriented individuals to professionally represent our school on the phones and in the office. This position includes handling a multi-line phone system; greeting and directing guests, students and parents and working in a busy, face-paced environment with competing deadlines and responsibilities.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10/hour
more info...

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Policy Analyst

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Education First Consulting
position summary:

Company Overview

Education First Consulting is a national policy consulting firm that specializes in helping education policymakers, advocates and funders develop broad-based strategies that lead to greater learning and achievement for our nation’s students. Based in Seattle, Education First Consulting’s area of expertise is K–16 education, with extensive work on issues related to college readiness, standards and assessments, teacher effectiveness and high school reform; our mission is to help all students finish high school armed with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and careers. Our firm’s consultants are themselves leaders in education reform with successful track records in education policy, politics, research, communications and philanthropy.

Salary / Pay Rate: Compensation Education First Consulting offers a competitive salary, benefits and profit sharing. The approximate salary range is $40,000-60,000 with the upper end of the range reserved for candidates with a graduate degree and/or significant work experience.
more info...

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Vice President – Innovation & Network Support

Position Announcement Gateway to College National Network Vice President – Innovation & Network Support

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Summer Energy Internship

Every summer, the Renewable Northwest Project offers an internship to students and recent graduates with renewable energy experience. Applications will only be accepted between March 1 and April 12.

The Organization: The Renewable Northwest Project is a nonprofit advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon. RNP is a coalition of environmental and consumer groups and energy developers who promote the implementation of clean, renewable energy in the Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). We work to get proposed wind, solar and geothermal projects into the ground, push for policies promoting renewables and energy efficiency, and nurture the market for green power.

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Open Position: Financial Services Manager Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Financial Services Manager Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

To apply send Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected]  

FT Closes 04-15-10. Details at www.emoregon.org/employment.php.

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Nonprofit News

FSC Event Calendar- April 2009

FSC Monthly Calendar: April 2010

April 1 & 15, 2010

Spring Forest Qigong 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Franciscan Spiritual Center, 6902 SE Lake Rd, Suite 300, Milwaukie; Sister Emma Holdener leads active exercises & meditation practices through December. $5.00 donation per session. To register, call (503) 794-8542 or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.francisspctr.com.

April 7, 2010

Artist’s Way Cluster Group

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VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project is looking for tax-deductible donations of vehicles!

VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project is a 501-c3 non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We work to empower the immigrant and day labor community. Some of our projects include free English, computer skills, art, theater, and leadership training classes. In addition, we run a worker's center which provides day laborers with a safe space to be hired for work. We work with the Portland community to increase work opportunities and advocacy opportunities for the day laborers and their families. VOZ is hoping to open a food cart in order to become more economically self-sustainable. The food cart would be worker-run and would provide job training and employment for the workers we represent. We hope to open this food cart at our worker's center this summer.

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Q & A

Depave seeks free, street-accessible storage

Depave.org is currently seeking street-accessible storage for our tools, wheelbarrows, and other implements of pavement destruction. If you like our cause and want to help out, volunteer your garage! We need enough space for 6-8 large wheelbarrows, 20 rakes, 10 shovels, and ~30 prybars. The ideal space is secure, easy to access for a small pickup truck, and close-in (inner N, NE, or SE Portland). We generally need to access the space every month or so on weekends during the spring-fall. Contact us at [email protected]

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Trainings

There are currently no Trainings posts.

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Volunteering

OMSI Newsletter Production Volunteer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Newsletter Production Volunteer does the layout and design of the monthly volunteer newsletter, which is distributed to all volunteers and paid staff at OMSI on the first day of each month. Volunteer Services staff members write and edit the articles for each issue, and send them to the Newsletter Production Volunteer at least four days before the draft is due.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Lay out text of a six to eight page internal monthly newsletter using an established format in MS Publisher. • Interact with staff, typically by email, regarding copy submission.

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IRCO Seeks Life Skills Mentors for Refugee Financial Literacy Program

The African Community Coalition for Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) is a project of IRCO that assists African youths and adults living in the Tri-County area increase their usage of financial systems to help them to achieve self sufficiency. IRCO works closely with clients and several community partners community partners to offer culturally- and linguistically-specific financial literacy classes and workshops, and tax and credit assistance for African refugees and immigrants.

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