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Digest for May 17, 2010

Digest Contents:

Discovering Oregon's Wildlife
Free Composting Toilet Workshop
White Salmon River Focus Group
Grassroots soccer tournament and fundraiser
FSC Listings
Business Development Representative
Statewide Development Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA position)
Volunteerism Program Development Coordinator
OPB Seeks Part-Time Accounting Technician
SOLV seeking nominations for 2010 Citizenship Awards!
We want to hear from you! Nonprofit Leadership BootCamp Survey
Tualatin Basin Weed Watchers Workshop

Events

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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Free Composting Toilet Workshop

Free Composting Toilet Workshop

Friday May 21st, 2010

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Madison High School

2735 NE 82nd Portland, OR 97220

Room C-56

The word “humanure” inevitably raises many questions:

Is it feasible? Is it safe? Is it legal? What is everybody making such a big stink about?

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White Salmon River Focus Group

The White Salmon River is only 60 miles away from Portland and empties into the Columbia River near the Hood River Bridge. Graduate researchers from Portland State University are running a focus group in order to help identify the ways people use, value, and connect to this river. If you are familiar with the White Salmon River, and are interested in participating, please contact me, Tut Fuentevilla ([email protected]). The focus group will be held next Wednesday (May 19th) at 6 PM in White Salmon, Washington. A ride from Portland will be available. The focus group is projected to last approximately 90 minutes.

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Grassroots soccer tournament and fundraiser

On Saturday May 22nd (coming right up), the Alameda Soccer Club will be hosting the first annual 3v3 Kick-AIDS Barefoot Soccer Tournament, at the Madeleine School Field from 12-4.

There will be four separate brackets; Girls and Boys, at both U9 (2nd & 3rd graders) and U11 (4th & 5th graders). Participants must be PYSA-registered recreational players from Fall 2009. Each team can have 3 to 5 players.

This first year we have a limit of 20 teams, so if you'd like to enter a team, you should act quickly to reserve a spot. Teams are being accepted in the order in which registration forms are received. The cost per team is $65, and includes t-shirts for participants.

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FSC Listings

 

In the Upper Room: A Marian Retreat Saturday May 22 from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Join Marilyn Kirvin for a morning of reflection on the day before Pentecost, to spend time with Mary, mother of Jesus.  We will explore how Mary might speak to our lives today, and have time for prayer to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Spirit in new ways.  Cost is $25 per person. To register, call (503) 794-8542 or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.francisspctr.com.

 

May 28-30, 2010

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bonneville Environmental Foundation
position summary:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to [email protected] Submissions must include the job title in the subject line of the email.

Summary

The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is seeking to fill a new position—Business Development Representative. BEF is a national, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support the development of renewable energy and watershed restoration while empowering people to shrink their carbon footprint.

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with experience, BEF provides a generous benefits package.

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Information

organization:American Red Cross - Oregon Trail Chapter
position summary:

The Statewide Development Coordinator is a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position that will help build the capacity of Red Cross chapters throughout Oregon to save and rebuild lives. This position will play a critical role in a statewide effort to consolidate, collaborate, and centralize fundraising activities. Working with the five chapters and two districts, the Statewide Development Coordinator will identify, compile, share, and implement best practices in fundraising and assist in the design and implementation of standard fundraising processes, procedures, and systems – particularly in the areas of grants, corporate relations, and major (individual) gifts.

Salary / Pay Rate:- $865 monthly allowance (taxed); Choice of education award or end of service stipend upon successful completion of service.

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Information

organization:Oregon Volunteers
position summary:

Location for this full-time State of Oregon position is at the Oregon Volunteers office at Portland State University in downtown Portland. Primary responsibilities of the position are: Create and oversee implementation the State Plan for Volunteerism and Service, including the annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards and staffing the State Committee on Volunteerism. In addition, the position coordinates Commission-sponsored training events and conferences, supervises the Oregon Volunteers AmeriCorps*VISTA Team, and represents the Commission at both internal and external meetings and events throughout the state.

Salary / Pay Rate:$3727 - 5187 monthly

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OPB Seeks Part-Time Accounting Technician

OPB seeks a part-time Accounting Technician. This position performs a wide variety of specialized accounting tasks including work in accounts payable, general ledger, and journal entries. This non-exempt position typically works 20 hours a week, is a regular status position and receives a benefits package and between $12.50 to $18.76 an hour, depending on qualifications. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs/. All application materials are due by June 2, 2010 at 5PM (local time). OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nonprofit News

SOLV seeking nominations for 2010 Citizenship Awards!

Do you know a stellar individual, educator, or business that exemplifies Oregon’s dedication to volunteerism? Then why not nominate them for a 2010 SOLV Citizenship award. SOLV is taking nominations until June 15th. The official nomination form and more information can be found at: http://www.solv.org/special/citizenship_awards_banquet.asp. If you have any questions about the SOLV Citizenship Awards contact Bonnie Gretz at [email protected] or 503-844-9571 x311.

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Q & A

We want to hear from you! Nonprofit Leadership BootCamp Survey

"Nonprofit Leadership Bootcamp, n. an intensive way to hone your leadership skills."

Help us plan our next BootCamp! We are asking you to complete this survey so we can plan our next Nonprofit Leadership BootCamp scheduled for the fall. The information will help us develop the most relevant BootCamp ever.

Click through to our survey or past into your browser window: http://survey.oit.pdx.edu/ss/wsb.dll/s/2bfg13d9

If you have any questions about the survey contact the Institute of Nonprofit Management at (503)725-8221 or email [email protected] We appreciate your time and thank you for joining us in developing a strong base of nonprofit support.

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Trainings

Tualatin Basin Weed Watchers Workshop

SOLV, the Tualatin Basin Soil and Water Conservation District, Tualatin River Watershed Council, and Clean Water Services are joining forces to host a Tualatin Basin Weed Watchers Workshop at the Banks Firehouse on Thursday, May 27 from 6:45 pm to 9. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about some of the invasive plants that threaten farmland, woodland, and natural areas in Washington County. After leaving the workshop you will be prepared to identify new invasive plants in the Tualatin Basin, report invasives, and be equipped with the Best Management Practices to control them.

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Volunteering

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