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Daily Digest

Digest for July 8, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Networking Night is July 15th, a joint effort with WVDO (new location!)


When: 3rd Thursdays - 5:15-7:00pm. 

Where:  West Cafe, 1201 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR (map)

This month, join CNRG and The Willamette Valley Development Officers at the West Cafe downtown, 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.  No price to attend, pay only for drinks or food you choose to order.

Looking for Training?

Before heading to West Cafe for an evening of networking, consider attending the Willamette Valley development Officer's Free Third Thursday training event: What is "peer" Screening and how do I use it?

Visit their website, www.wvdo-or.org for more information and to register for this free event. 

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Networking Night is July 15th, a joint effort with WVDO (new location!)
Confronting Modern Day Slavery - July 25
SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES ECONOMIC FORUMS OFFER THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDUCATION, DIALOGUE AND NETWORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ADVOC
Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba
Cold Beer and Hot Bluegrass--Today!
Independent Living Special Projects Coordinator
Recruitment Director
Camp Cook
Grants Associate
Voter registration with the DPO
Freelance Grant Writer Available
Middle School Math Teacher
7/13 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Website Search Engine Optimization
7/15 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Retail Leasing for Small Business Owners
Support Local Farms - Outreach Training in Beaverton
Sunday Parkways - At Talk in the Park - An enriched volunteer experience!
Enrich the lives of older adults by becoming a Center Specialist
Go play outside...and take a kid with you!

Events

Confronting Modern Day Slavery - July 25

The PACIFIC CENTER FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE invites you to "Arts for Justice: Confronting Modern Day Slavery."

 

Date/Time: Sunday, July 25 from 3-7PM Location: PSU South Park Blocks (adjacent to Smith Memorial Center between SW Harrison & Montgomery Streets)

 

Through music, poetry, meditation, and other forms of artistic expression, we will address the issue of human slavery, a plague of injustice that affects an estimated 27 million people worldwide.

 

Listen to guest speaker Jeri Williams, a Portland survivor who endured 20 years of prostitution, drugs, and gang activity, and now manages the Diversity and Civic Leadership contract for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

 

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SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES ECONOMIC FORUMS OFFER THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDUCATION, DIALOGUE AND NETWORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ADVOC

INSPIRING THE INSPIRED SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES ECONOMIC FORUMS OFFER THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDUCATION, DIALOGUE AND NETWORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ADVOCATES Green Business Publication Announces Third Year of Economic Forums in Four Cities

 

SAN FRANCISCO (July 7, 2010) - Sustainable Industries is thrilled to announce its third annual Sustainable Industries Economic Forum series serving sustainable business leaders throughout the West Coast.

 

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Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

 

Picnic at 5:30p Event at 6:30p Thurs, July 8th

 

“The U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to Go to Cuba We say come with us to see for yourself.”

 

That is the motto of the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan project which rolls through Portland on July 8th to raise money and collect material aid.

 

Many of us hoped that President Obama’s election would bring about some changes in many aspects of US policy — including the ending of the illegal, immoral, and internationally condemned US economic blockade against Cuba. The travel ban on US citizens visiting Cuba remains.

 

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Cold Beer and Hot Bluegrass--Today!

Join Ecotrust today, 5-9PM, for our free concert series--Sundown at Ecotrust. Bike on down (we’ve got a bike valet!), enjoy awesome music, and connect with innovative non-profits and businesses!

 

July 8th Line-up:

 

-Featured Speaker: Ecotrust's Knowledge Systems Program

 

-The Tour de Coops Hoe Down Band start fiddlin' at 5:10PM

 

-Garett Brennan and Jon Neufield start pickin' at 6:00PM

 

-Jackstraw brings home the hoe down at 7:30PM

 

Jackstraw’s unofficial motto "great songs, great picking and great singing" makes their shows an "inclusive, multi-generational experience" — so bring the family for this up-beat, high-energy good time!

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Independent Living Resources
position summary:

We are a small non-profit looking to add a compassionate and experienced staff member to our team. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

The Independent Living Special Projects Coordinator supervises a team which provides a variety of services to people with disabilities and seniors and/or members of their support systems, in collaboration with community partners and grantors. These services include leading small groups, providing direct services, and information and referral. The Independent Living Special Projects Coordinator will reflect the organization’s mission through commitment to Independent Living philosophy. This position is full time, 37.5 hours per week, with excellent benefits.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation will be based on qualifications.

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Information

organization:Lost Valley Educational Center
position summary:

Lost Valley Center, Inc., an education institution located in Dexter, Oregon, is seeking an extraordinary person to join its staff and to manage its student recruitment department. This position requires a self motivated individual interested in developing and implementing a student recruitment strategy within a nonprofit educational organization. In addition s/he will be expected to support ongoing brand development and to participate in organization management team activities.

Salary / Pay Rate:1,100/month with bonuses available

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Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

Do you love the outdoors, being around kids and cooking? Then OMSI’s Camp Cook position may be for you! The Camp Cook is responsible for planning menus, cooking breakfast, preparing and presenting lunch-making materials, and/or preparing dinner (depending on numbers in camp), cleaning the kitchen and pantries and washing kitchen laundry. This position often involves extended hours and days worked. Room and board is provided during programs; room provided during non-programming work days with 1 hour work per day expected.

The ideal candidate will cook nutritional, substantial meals from scratch, order low-cost, quality food and deliver to the camp, understand vegetarian requirements and be able to cook nutritional vegetarian meals.

Salary / Pay Rate:$50 - $70 per day.

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Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Do you enjoy writing and have administrative experience? Then OMSI’s Grant Associate position may be for you! The Grant Associate is responsible for, but not limited to, soliciting letters of support and intent from external partners, gathering and preparing information for reports and submit to federal agencies and foundations, compiling required documents for proposal submission, researching and compiling statistics and other data for proposals.

Salary / Pay Rate:$14.26 - $17.48 per hour.

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Information

organization:Democratic Party of Oregon
position summary:

This November, voters will decide the future of the state by electing a governor of Oregon, a US Senator, and state and local elected officials. In order to elect people that will stand up for the middle class it is important to register people to vote.

The Democratic Party of Oregon is hiring canvassers to register people to vote. Since the last election, many people have moved or turned 18 and to make sure they can vote this November, we need to re-register them.

Canvassers will be out in the community, on the streets, and at events registering people to vote. The job will last approximately two months - paid hourly, a fun team environment, 30-40 hours a week.

Salary / Pay Rate:starting at $9/hour with weekly opportunities for raises/bonuses

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Freelance Grant Writer Available

Greetings -

 

I am a Portland Grant Writer with nearly ten-years' experience writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations and government sources. I have successfully raised funds for the gamut of social services (from emergency shelter to transitional housing to community centers) and the arts (from performances to educational programming). My work in the Portland Metro area and throughout Oregon has made me intimately familiar with the great work of many non-profit organizations.

 

In contracting with me, you can expect well-written, competitive proposals, the strongest ethical standards (please see to the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Code of Ethical Principles and Standards" for reference), and reasonable rates.

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Information

organization:Trillium Public Charter School
position summary:

7/14/2012 UPDATE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Middle school math teacher sought to bring inspirational dynamic project based math to small school in North Portland. Position is part time (.5) or possibly full time (1.0), budget and staffing allowing. It would be helpful if the candidate was comfortable offering additional classes in science or technology at a high school or middle school level. At least a Monday through Thursday position.

Desired Qualifications: · Bachelors degree in related field · Experience in teaching middle school math · Experience or interest in project based math · Experience working in a diverse, dynamic, and challenging environment · Willingness to participate in democratic school structure · Nice

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive with other charter schools

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Trainings

7/13 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Website Search Engine Optimization

Tuesday, July 13, 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.

 

Using step-by-step training and demonstrations, learn how to optimize a website:

 

-Effective word and phrase selection -How to submit your website to the search engines -Optimization tools, techniques, and tips -Using title, keyword, and description tags -Word placement and density strategies -Inbound and outbound links -Helpful website tools and software -Strategies for promoting your website

 

Checklists and forms are provided to workshop attendees.

 

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7/15 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Retail Leasing for Small Business Owners

Thursday, July 15, 6-7:30pm

 

Small business owners: want to know what you're getting into with a new retail space? Join Brian Wilson from Kalberer Company to learn about how start-up businesses can meet the qualifications landlords are looking for, creative ways to get the space, what to expect in lease negotiations, how to maintain a good relationship with your landlord, and more.

 

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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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Support Local Farms - Outreach Training in Beaverton

Like farmers markets and supporting local farms? 1000 Friends will be tabling and clipboarding at Farmers Markets and events this summer and fall in Washington County and need volunteer support! Come to our Volunteer Training to learn about the urban and rural reserves process and ways you can help raise awareness about the importance of protecting farmland and investing in our town centers.

 

When: Monday, July 12th, from 5:30 - 6:30pm Where: Beaverton Community Center Family Room, 12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR RSVP: Contact Field Organizer Tara Sulzen ([email protected]), or call 503-497-1000 ext. 137

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

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Volunteering

Sunday Parkways - At Talk in the Park - An enriched volunteer experience!

A TALK IN THE PARK: Conversations between neighbors at Portland Sunday Parkways

 

Do more than just volunteer!

 

Volunteer for a unique opportunity that combines the support of a great community event and a conversation with a local leader. Join your neighbors in a lively discussion about East Portland, Portland Police, Urban Farming, Civic Engagement or Ross Island as an Urban Wildlife Refuge.

 

Our speakers for the East Sunday Parkways event on Sunday, July 18th include:

 

•MIKE HOUCK – Executive Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute **Ross Island as an Urban Wildlife Refuge**

 

•STATE REPRESENTATIVE JEFFERSON SMITH **An Important Time for East Portland**

 

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Enrich the lives of older adults by becoming a Center Specialist

CENTER SPECIALIST

 

WHAT IS IT?

 

As a Center Specialist volunteer you are in the best position to meet new people and create a lasting impression for OASIS. Enjoy being socially engaged as you direct the flow of center activities. Work as part of a team to assist others, solve problems and share your talents and enthusiasm.

 

WHAT’S NEEDED?

 

Previous experience in a professional office environment to include previous computer experience with Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with operation of standard office equipment such as fax and copy machines. The ability to multi-task with attention to detail in a busy environment is essential.

 

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

 

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Go play outside...and take a kid with you!

Do you like to hike? Do you like to go on bike rides? Do you like hanging out in a park on a warm summer day? So do kids! Become a mentor this summer with Mentor Portland and take a youth along on your next outdoor adventure.

 

Mentor Portland is a unique adventure mentoring program that serves Portland youth between the ages 8-14 through one-on-one mentoring and exciting group activities. We focus on matching safe and caring adults over 21 with youth who are facing life’s greatest challenges. Our youth face significant disruptions or instability in their family life; whether they have an incarcerated parent or are in foster care. With a supportive adult relationship, youth make smarter choices and choose better futures.

 

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