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Daily Digest

Digest for May 19, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG's Networking Night is this Thursday!

When: 3rd Thursdays - 6-7:30pm. 

Where:  The Green Dragon  928 SE 9th Ave  (SE Belmont & 9th)

Join us at the fabulous Green Dragon restaurant for an evening of introductions and opportunities. Meet folks from other non-profits, discover who’s looking for partners to build coalitions with, what new volunteer opportunities are available and when internship and employment positions maybe opening up. Have fun and a fantastic dinner.

 

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


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Digest Contents:

CNRG's Networking Night is this Thursday!
Polish Outreach Skills at the Next DVPA Meeting: Memorable Impacts (May 27)
CRC Action Alert X2! TOMORROW!
Rebel Craft Rumble needs YOU, you SCRAP lover!
Staged brings summer musical to Milagro
FREE Community History Storytelling: Southeast Portland
United Way: Position Opening
Director of Extracurricular Programs
Summer Youth Conservation Crew Leader
Project Access Washington County- FT Bilingual (English/Spanish) Care Coordinator
Job Opening at Tryon Creek
Ecotrust's Non-Profit Community Grant Now Open!
Recommendations for good time management trainer?
Do you have ballot boxes to loan?
Take your grantwriting to the next level this summer, take "Advanced Grantwriting" at PSU this summer
5/24 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Website Optimization
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Volunteer Marketplace Curator, World Pulse Magazine
Volunteer Arts Curator—World Pulse Magazine
Final Tree Care event of the season with Friends of Trees
Become a Gatekeeper Volunteer for Mult County Aging and Disability Services
Volunteer Photographers Needed!

Events

Polish Outreach Skills at the Next DVPA Meeting: Memorable Impacts (May 27)

On Thursday, May 27th, 2010 the DVPA invites you to increase your impact!    

"BluePrint Introductions:  Memorable Impacts"

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 12pm-1:30pm NEW Cascade Park Library, Community Room 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver 

 

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CRC Action Alert X2! TOMORROW!

*Join the Stop the CRC Coalition this Wednesday! Twice!*

/*Updated Schedule:*/

_*Meet*_ 8:00 am-ish @ the Expo Center (you can bike or take yellow line max )

_*Bring*_ yourself, your energy, & your words. And coffee/tea—if you like

_*Expect*_ fun street theatre outside, frustration & the same old policies inside

(the meeting will last until 5pm & is open to public—we are not asking folks to stay the whole time, but this beginning bit is important)

_*What*_ is this & *_Why_ *you should show? See Below**

/*THEN*/

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Rebel Craft Rumble needs YOU, you SCRAP lover!

May 20th at Imago Theatre (17 8th Ave.), SCRAP presents Rebel Craft Rumble, a crafting competition between some of Portland's craftiest folk. Contestants have ten minutes in each round to create a masterpiece with SCRAP materials. The winner will compete against local craft master Sister Diane!

Celebrity judges include Julie Sabatier of Destination DIY, Lindsay Newkirk of Junk to Funk, and City Commissioner Nick Fish.

Doors at 6:30, event at 7pm. Pre-sale tickets $10, or $15 at the door. Lompoc beer and root beer available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale online (visit scrapaction.org/rebelcraftrumble) and at SCRAP (2915 NE MLK at Stanton).

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Staged brings summer musical to Milagro

Four actors, two musicians and a baby grand ... Miracle Theatre Group and Staged! Portland’s Musical Theatre Series are collaborating to unplug the traditional summer musical in an intimate, acoustic presentation of Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown’s first produced musical, the off-Broadway hit SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD.

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FREE Community History Storytelling: Southeast Portland

Thursday, June 17th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at St. David of Wales Church (2800 SE Harrison St.). Connect with the history of Southeast Portland communities.

FREE and open to anyone interested. Hosted by Community Outreach of Our United Villages. Snacks provided. RSVP by Monday, June 14th to [email protected] or 503.546.7499. Child care (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation provided upon request.

There will be scheduled storytellers who have lived or worked in Southeast Portland and an open forum for anyone from the neighborhood to share their artifacts, photographs, or stories about the history of Southeast Portland communities.

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Jobs & Internships

United Way: Position Opening

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an immediate opening for an Administrative Manager - a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to manage the administrative functions of the Finance and Administration Department, including supporting the COO and the HR Director. Additional info: www.unitedway-pdx.org. Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected] Reference Job #500. Position closes 5/27/10. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Information

organization:French American International School
position summary:

The French American International School seeks a Director of Extracurricular Programs to start August 9. This is a full time position with competitive benefits package. Recruitment closes May 28.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Summer Youth Conservation Crew Leader

Summer Youth Conservation Crew Leader Project YESS at Mt. Hood Community College

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Information

organization:Project Access Washington County, a program of Essential Health Clinic
position summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to coordinate the referral and enrollment of low-income, uninsured patients into Project Access Washington County and connect those individuals with volunteer physicians in the community. This position will work directly with patients; enrolling them into Project Access and connecting them to donated primary and specialty care services. The position will be working with patient health information and must be able to maintain confidentiality. In addition, this position will work to coordinate additional services such as labs, interpretive services and pharmacy benefits. The successful applicant will also answer participating provider questions, and complete a variety of other tasks as assigned.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Job Opening at Tryon Creek

Weekend Parks Support Position – non-profit opportunity in busy Nature Center environment at Tryon Creek State Park; $10-12hr./16 hours a week; must be available Sat. and Sun.; responsible for front desk support, information resources, customer service, clerical tasks and managing volunteers; full job description at http://www.tryonfriends.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships.html

Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to [email protected]

No phone calls, please.

www.tryonfriends.org

 

 

 

 

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Nonprofit News

Ecotrust's Non-Profit Community Grant Now Open!

Spring is here and so is another great opportunity to secure a grant for free event space from Ecotrust Event Spaces Community Grant Program.

In an effort to make our event venues accessible to non-profits of all sizes and financial means, we have created a Community Grant Program which grants up to six awardees one day rentals at the Natural Capital Center. We are excited to be accepting proposals for our third round.

Preference will go to proposals for events which are:

* Mission driven and invest in the community in a positive way. * Are held at the Natural Capital Center and are a good logistical fit for the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center or the Outdoor Terrace. * Planned by or directly benefit a local non-profit organization.

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Q & A

Recommendations for good time management trainer?

Hello Fellow CNRGers,   I am seeking recommendations for a good time management trainer who can come into our Portland office and work with about 5-8 staff members.   If you have had a positive experience with a trainer, please let me know!   Molly Baer Kramer [email protected] Development Director Oregon League of Conservation Voters

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Do you have ballot boxes to loan?

Rotary Club of Portland is looking to borrow one or two acrylic ballot boxes -- the large kind that you could drop an envelope into -- for their Centennial Celebration this coming Tuesday evening, May 25.

If you have one you could loan, please contact the Rotary office at 503.228.1542 x3. Thanks!

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Trainings

Take your grantwriting to the next level this summer, take "Advanced Grantwriting" at PSU this summer

You CAN be an even better grantwriter. For only $450* and 4 Saturdays this summer you can improve and advance your skills. The "Advanced Grantwriting" course is available to a select few who are ready to take their writing and success to the next level. Grant and nonprofit professionals will share their experiences -- learn what they consider to be the skills and knowledge needed to get funded in an increasingly competitive environment. Dates are June 26, July 17, July 31, August 21. 9am to 5pm

Topics include

OVERVIEW and GRANTWRITING STRATEGY

HOW THE PROFESSION VIEWS GRANTWRITING

TRENDS IN GRANTWRITING  

RESOURCES FOR GRANTWRITERS

OVERVIEW OF OREGON FOUNDATIONS

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5/24 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Website Optimization

Monday, May 24, 6-9pm

Having a website is not enough. You need a website that attracts new business. Learn the most important ways to optimize your website for the search engines and others ways to use your website for growing your business.

Checklists and forms are provided to workshop attendees.

Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

There is still room in the next Living Well Workshop—which starts on June 2nd. Please pass the word along and help people get registered!!!

Great class for people 60+

Living Well with Chronic Conditions:: A self-management program developed by Stanford University for people with Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, cancer & other chronic health concerns. Caregivers also welcome! FREE

Workshop starts on Wednesday June 2nd 1:00-3:30 pm (meets 1x/week for 6 weeks on Wednesdays)at the Multi Cultural Senior Center, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd

Call or email Arleta to register: 503 988-5470 [email protected]

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Volunteering

Volunteer Marketplace Curator, World Pulse Magazine

Do you have an eye for fashion and a heart for social change? If so, you may be a great fit for a unique volunteer position with World Pulse Media. As our Volunteer Marketplace Curator you will play a key role in producing our “Marketplace” department, a unique editorial offering within World Pulse Magazine.

World Pulse is a media organization that covers global issues through the eyes of women. We produce WorldPulse.com, as well as a semi-annual print magazine, and a social networking newswire, called PulseWire.

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Volunteer Arts Curator—World Pulse Magazine

The Arts Curator will play a key role in producing the “Arts” department of World Pulse Magazine. World Pulse is a media organization that covers global issues through the eyes of women. We produce WorldPulse.com, as well as a semi-annual print magazine, and a social networking newswire, called PulseWire.

In our print edition, we review fiction, nonfiction, movies, documentaries, and global music that may be of interest to our globally savvy readers—individuals who believe they can make a difference in the world and are drawn to learn about and support women and youth leaders worldwide.

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Final Tree Care event of the season with Friends of Trees

To help newly-planted trees and shrubs get a jump on the invasives competition this spring, Friends of Trees has organized a series of Tree Care events this month at some of our Green Space Initiative native restoration planting sites. It’s been a great way to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, as well as help ensure the success of these planting sites.

This coming Saturday will be the last event for the season and we invite you to join us! It will take place at Durham City Park in Tigard. Simply arrive at the site by 9 a.m. and we’ll provide refreshments, gloves and tools.

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Become a Gatekeeper Volunteer for Mult County Aging and Disability Services

Are you concerned about vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities in your community? Do you work in a job where you have contact with the public (i.e. a bank, store clerk, call center) Are you retired and looking for a volunteer opportunity that addresses a critical community need? Do you have approximately 5-10 hours/month available to volunteer? Do you enjoy doing community presentations and/or public speaking?

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Volunteer Photographers Needed!

Add to your portfolio while providing a valuable service to the community. Your artistic prowess will connect supporters to action on the ground and provide other volunteers with fond memorabilia from their experiences.

REACH hosts numerous volunteer activities and events throughout the year. Volunteer Photographers are sought to shoot Home Repair Events, Building Openings, and Community Building Activities.

Your subjects may be volunteer tradespeople providing free home repairs for low-income seniors, yoga classes, financial education, and celebrations for the expansion of new affordable housing

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