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Digest for April 8, 2010

Digest Contents:

Fun Night Out For Life by Design NW
Writing Workshop
3rd Annual Art for Africa!
Happy Hour and Dinner with Crag at HopWorks - April 12
Free Seminar: Creating Savvy Donors
StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration: EcoFair with FREE EcoFun--Apr 17!
A Day of Empowerment, Solutions & Support for People with Acute or Chronic Illness or Disability and their Friends & Family
Job Announcement: Executive Director for OMRI
Program Manager with OWET
ED job Eugene
Drivers
Financial Counselor
SAFER: Administrative Associate job posting
Renewable Northwest Project is hiring a Communications Specialist
Grassroots Field Intern
New degree program: Executive MBA in Nonprofit Management
4/13 MCNW Seminar - How To Use Facebook For Your Business
Free Water to the Weather Workshop
17th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival
Show the earth some love - Volunteer for SOLV IT on April 17th!
Clean up the Peninsula Crossing Trail on April 17th!
Keep Powers Marine Park Healthy on April 17th!
Remove invasives in Troutdale in honor of Earth Day for April 17th!
Assist with Event Planning for Art for Africa to benefit education in Africa
Final Beaverton tree planting of the season this Saturday with Friends of Trees
Garden Work Party: Sunday, April 11th - Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer Bird Survey Opportunity

Events

Fun Night Out For Life by Design NW

Not Dead Yet, an award-winning film made by local Portlanders and Hot Flash Films PDX is showing two nights to benefit nonprofits.

To benefit Life by Design NW, people can see the movie on Friday, April 23, from 6pm – 9pm for $50, includes movie, wine and appetizers, to “show your next act.” (Only those 21 and above can attend due to OLCC regulations.) Order tickets:

https://robot.boxofficetickets.com/800-494-TIXS/WebObjects/BOTx2005.woa/wa/inspectProgram?id=98085&passKey=f23f86339f

 

Or people can attend on Saturday, April 24 at 7pm for $15 to celebrate “second half of your life is better than the first.” Order tickets:

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Writing Workshop

April 22nd & 23rd 1-3pm Writing workshop with Eli Clare Stories in Motion: Listening to the Marrow Zoomtopia: 810 SE Belmont Cost $25

To register or for more information please call: 503-358-9085 or email [email protected]

The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) will present The Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival, Bone Translations, April 22 - 24, 2010 in Portland. This year’s events include a writing workshop, a disability culture lecture, and an evening performance.

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3rd Annual Art for Africa!

A fundraising event to benefit Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania, East Africa

Learn about the connection between education and sustainable development in rural Africa. Discover a unique indigenous culture and innovative grassroots programs.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 • 4pm The Springbox Gallery 2234 NW 24th Avenue Portland, OR

Event Includes: • Hors d'oeurves • Fine Wines & Draught Beer • Live Music • Silent Auction • Fair-trade Maasai & African Jewelry & Crafts • Video presentation by Ashley Holmer, IEFT Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tickets: Pre-Sale: $15/person; Day-of-Event: $20/person

To purchase your tickets now, visit http://www.ieftz.org/index.php?page=Donate.

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Happy Hour and Dinner with Crag at HopWorks - April 12

Join the Crag Law Center on Monday, April 12th for a beer and appetizers or dinner at HopWorks Urban Brewery (HUB). A portion of the profits from your delicious organic beer and sustainably crafted meal will be donated to Crag. Proceeds will fund our work to support community efforts to protect and sustain the natural legacy of the Pacific Northwest. Special Counsel to the Attorney General Brent Foster will be there!

Where: HUB, 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland

When: Monday, April 12. The bar is open and dinner is available from 4 pm to 11 pm. Happy Hour menu available from 4-6 and 9-11.

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Free Seminar: Creating Savvy Donors

What Development Directors, Executive Directors and Board Members Should Know About Planned Giving But Don’t.

Each week, Erik Wecks, a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, offers a free educational seminar on planned giving at his office in downtown Vancouver. Erik lays out the financial concerns behind large charitable contributions and gives key pointers which help identify development opportunities. One hour, small group seminars are held weekly on a Tuesday or a Thursday or by appointment. Contact Teresa Shileika for upcoming dates and availability. Call: 360-693-1225

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StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration: EcoFair with FREE EcoFun--Apr 17!

 11th Annual StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration:

EcoFair!

Date: Saturday April 17, 2010

 Location: Salmon Creek Park at Klineline Pond, Vancouver, Washington

EcoFair Hours: Anytime between10:00 AM-2:00 PM

 

Celebrate for 30 minutes or 4 hours! 

There is no need to register to attend the EcoFair!

10:00am—EcoFair Welcome: Please consider taking the bus, biking or carpooling to the EcoFair for tons of EcoFun for all ages!  The celebration begins with free children’s activities like face painting, disc golf, a salmon release and more!  Visit info booths to learn how to save money while making every day Earth Day!

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A Day of Empowerment, Solutions & Support for People with Acute or Chronic Illness or Disability and their Friends & Family

When individuals, families, and friends are faced with either acute or chronic illness or disabilities (their own or that of someone close to them) it is important to know what resources are available and how to connect with them. Whether it’s a need for a few hours of quiet time away from caretaking, a wheelchair for a visiting family member, a spiritual support group, or simply figuring out how to focus your internal resources and move forward – there are so many things that can make the journey less painful and facilitate your healing.

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Jobs & Internships

Job Announcement: Executive Director for OMRI

OMRI Job Announcement

 

Title:                                       Executive Director

Status:                                    Full-time, exempt position

Salary range:                         DOE, plus benefits

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Program Manager with OWET

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) seeks a program manager who will be primarily responsible for managing the entire suite of studies, reports, and industry programs that form the core of OWET’s mandate. Our goal is to efficiently invest resources in programs that help promote a responsible wave energy industry in the state of Oregon.This is a Professional Placement AmeriCorps position through the Northwest Service Academy.  To see the entire position description and application instructions, please go to http://www.nwserviceacademy.org/position.cfm. 

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ED job Eugene

OMRI Job Announcement   Title:                            Executive Director Status:                           Full-time, exempt position Salary range:                 DOE, plus benefits Location:                       Eugene, Oregon   About OMRI The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a leading national nonprofit organiz

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Drivers

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Part-time drivers to provide transportation to seniors and people with disabilities in Forest Grove/Cornelius and rural Western Washington County.

The service provided by the driver helps seniors and people with disabilities and rural Western Washington county residents live independent, quality lives by providing them access to necessary community services.

Visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. For additional information, contact us at [email protected] This position is open until filled.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
more info...

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Financial Counselor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Community Housing Resource Center
position summary:

Purpose: To ensure the provision of high quality one-on-one counseling and educational services for clients of the Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) in Vancouver, WA.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

• Deliver high quality counseling services for Foreclosure Prevention/Loss Mitigation services for homeowners; and Debt Management, Credit Repair and Budget counseling and education services for individuals who want to improve their financial situation and/or become homeowners.

• Assess clients by collecting and analyzing client information including income, credit reports, assets, debts and other personal financial information.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation based on experience
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SAFER: Administrative Associate job posting

The State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemical Policy (SAFER) is a tightly coordinated campaign to create healthy communities rooted in a clean, green economy that ensures chemicals used in manufacturing and commerce are safe for people and the environment. To realize this vision, we champion policy solutions to protect public health and communities from toxic chemicals. We are looking for an Administrative Associate to join our team. Location: Portland, OregonSummary: The SAFER Administrative Associate has lead responsibility for SAFER administrative processes and providing research and communications support. Major Responsibilities: Ensure that SAFER communications  (e.g.

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Renewable Northwest Project is hiring a Communications Specialist

Renewable Northwest Project, the Northwest’s leading renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a spirited, committed, skilled individual to serve as staff Communications Specialist. 

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Grassroots Field Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
position summary:

Summary: Help mobilize the pro-choice community in Oregon! Join the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) Summer Outreach Team! PPAO, the political arm of Planned Parenthood, is ramping up for our Summer Outreach Program, a powerful statewide effort to identify, educate, and train pro-choice supporters. The Grassroots Field Intern is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Summer Tabling Program in coordination with the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Field Staff and other Grassroots Field Interns. This includes recruiting and developing a local volunteer base, running a tabling/canvassing outreach program, and the continued cultivation of outreach opportunities.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid
more info...

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Nonprofit News

New degree program: Executive MBA in Nonprofit Management

The Pamplin School of Business is pleased to announce their new Executive MBA in Nonprofit Management. Applications are now being accepted and further information on the program, admissions and available financial aid can be found at http://business.up.edu/default.aspx?cid=10204&pid=457. An information session will be held Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM in Room 426 Franz Hall (Murphy Conference Room). If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Associate Dean Howard Feldman at [email protected] or 503-943-7270.

 

 

Howard Feldman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Pamplin School of Business

Universityof Portland

5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

Porland, OR 97203

(O) 503-943-7270

(C) 971-563-8852

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

4/13 MCNW Seminar - How To Use Facebook For Your Business

With more than 350 million users (and potential customers), Facebook isn’t just for friends and fun anymore -- it can be an extremely effective business tool. In this session, Benjamin Tomkins will dig into the strategy and tactics of using Facebook for your business including how to connect with new customers, build brand identity, measure the results, and much more.

Note: This session is limited to active Facebook users.

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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.

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Free Water to the Weather Workshop

Want more information about watering your lawn or garden in an environmentally friendly way? Community Energy Project is giving a free workshop on Watering to the Weather for Healthy Watersheds. Come learn how to be a part of protecting our local watersheds by reducing non-point source pollution with this informative class. Great for gardeners!

 

Learn how to:

Calibrate your drip system, soaker hoses, hose-end sprinklers, or automatic sprinkler systems to match your plants needs more accurately Water your lawn or garden based on weather patterns How actions in your back yard affects the local watershed

 

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Volunteering

17th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival

On April 27, 2010, more than 1,000 local 4th and 5th grade students will attend the Children's Clean Water Festival at PCC-Sylvania campus. Through classroom presentations, stage shows, and exhibits, they'll learn about watershed ecology and the vital role water plays in our everyday lives.

More than 70 volunteers are needed for this event. Come join us for a day of fun and learning - and make a real difference to the students and teachers involved. No experience needed - training (and a free lunch!) will be provided at the festival.

Volunteer roles include:

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Show the earth some love - Volunteer for SOLV IT on April 17th!

Celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day with SOLV by volunteering for SOLV IT on Saturday, April 17th from 9 am to 1 pm! Throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, volunteers will converge at roughly 125 community projects working to clean up litter and illegal dumpsites, remove invasive plants, and enhance watersheds.

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Clean up the Peninsula Crossing Trail on April 17th!

Join Portland Parks & Recreation as we work with SOLV removing ivy, blackberries and litter from the trail. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Pickup. We will provide a light snack at the beginning and sandwiches at the close of the event. For more information and to register visit http://www.solv.org/programs/SOLV_IT.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at [email protected] or 503-844-9571 x332.

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Keep Powers Marine Park Healthy on April 17th!

Join us for a morning of fixing up Powers Marine Park. We will be picking up trash, planting plants, spreading woodchips, and removing invasive species to help keep this amazing Willamette River natural area healthy and beautiful. This little-known park stretches south from the Sellwood Bridge is invaluable wildlife habitat. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Pickup, Mulching Around Plants, Planting. We will provide snacks and coffee throughout the event. For more information and to register visit http://www.solv.org/programs/SOLV_IT.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at SOLV at 503-844-9571 x332 or [email protected]

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Remove invasives in Troutdale in honor of Earth Day for April 17th!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by removing non-native invasive plants in Troutdale on Saturday, April 17th. SOLV has two projects, one removing ivy at Columbia Woods Park, the other removing Garlic Mustard along Beaver Creek near Glenn Otto Park, where your help is needed. Both run from 9 am to 12 or 1 on April 17th. For more information and to register visit http://www.solv.org/programs/SOLV_IT.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571 x332 or [email protected] We hope to see you removing invasive plants from our watersheds on April 17th!

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Assist with Event Planning for Art for Africa to benefit education in Africa

Make a difference in the lives of marginalized children in a remote area of East Africa by assisting with the planning of a Portland fundraising event to benefit Orkeeswa Secondary School.

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Final Beaverton tree planting of the season this Saturday with Friends of Trees

Don’t miss your last chance to plant trees in Beaverton with Friends of Trees this season! It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference in your community. All you need to do is simply show up this Saturday around 8:45am at the staging site located at 13000 SW Weir Road near Southridge High School.

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.

For more information, please contact Andy at [email protected] or at 503-282-8846, ext. 24. We hope to see you out there!

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Garden Work Party: Sunday, April 11th - Volunteers Needed!

At Garden Partners, we enhance the health and well-being of elders and at-risk youth through community-based therapeutic gardening programs.

We need your help to get our gardens ready for the Spring and Summer growing seasons!

Upcoming Garden Work Party:

* Sunday, April 11th: 1:00 - 3:30 -- West Hills Village Retirement Community (5711 SW Multnomah Blvd. Portland, OR 97219)

These are fun, family-friendly events where volunteers and garden enthusiasts can spend an afternoon gardening for a good cause. Please join us! All are welcome - no experience required. Come prepared to get dirty and work hard! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

For more details, or to RSVP, please email Candice, our volunteer coordinator at: [email protected]

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Volunteer Bird Survey Opportunity

Learn More about Gresham’s Feathered Friends-Volunteer to Survey Birds in April

Find out what's flying in 2010 by surveying Gresham skies as part of the citywide volunteer bird survey team.

Birds are one of nature’s indicators of the health of our land and water ecosystems. City staff use the survey information to develop strategies to support native birds. Knowing what bird species live around the city helps us develop restoration plans and choose what types of bird nest boxes to install and where they should be placed.

In 2009, volunteers observed 78 species of birds including spotted towhees, cedar waxwings, lazuli buntings, and a great horned owl.

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