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Digest for June 25, 2008

Digest Contents:

The Story Behind City Repair-Free Brown Bag at Ecotrust
FREE - HGTV Personality Shannon Quimby Lecture
Workshop: Buying a HOST Home, June 26th
Join Oregon Wild for Wildflower ID Hikes and other Outdoor Adventures!
Learn to be a Social Entrepreneur
Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - June 25th
Cool benefit concert at Holocene this Thursday
Account Manager Position
Volunteer Coordinator / Instructional Aid (AmeriCorps Position)
Multiple Subjects Teacher for Portland YouthBuilders
Development Associate--ACLU of Oregon/ACLU Foundation of Oregon
Available Position at Neighborhood House - Admin. Asst.
Tips for Small Businesses on Contracts and Contracting
ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR - What's OK? What's necessary?
FREE training & CEUs for Social Workers (NASW approved)
Portland host families needed for French students in July!
Annual Gala & Craft PDX-Museum of Contemporary Craft Seeks Volunteers!

Events

The Story Behind City Repair-Free Brown Bag at Ecotrust

The Story Behind City Repair-Free Brown Bag at Ecotrust

The Story Behind City Repair

July 11, 2009.  Noon - 1PM

Location:  Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (The Ecotrust Building). 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Mark Lakeman, the co-founder of City Repair, will be sharing with us the City Repair story. 

For those of you not familiar with City Repair, nor experienced the cob building wonder of the Village Building Convergence, this non-profit was formed here in in Portland in 1996 by citizen activists who wanted a more community-oriented and ecologically sustainable society.

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FREE - HGTV Personality Shannon Quimby Lecture

Wednesday, June 25th 5-7pm: Special Guest Lecture by Shannon Quimby! Local HGTV Personality and book author will talk about her current project, the Reuse Everything eXperiment, or REX House. Acting as general contractor, blogger and media personality for the project, Shannon is up to her ears in contractors, deadlines and ecohaus interior finishes. Come learn about the process, the project and her final product choices. Always a spirited lecturer, Shannon will answer questions on everything from design to her dog wash! Don’t miss it! Event held at ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor in Portland. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Sadie Carney at [email protected] or 503.222.3881x216.

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Workshop: Buying a HOST Home, June 26th

HOST Development, a non-profit housing developer, is hosting monthly workshops on buying a home with HOST. The next workshop is Thursday, June 26th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave., Portland, OR 97206

The workshop will present information on purchasing a HOST home, including: who and what is involved in the purchase process, features and locations of HOST homes, and why credit matters and what lenders look for.

Pre-registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, contact Alyssa Isenstein Krueger, 503-724-6933 or [email protected]

For more information about HOST Development, visit our website at www.hostdevelopment.com

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Join Oregon Wild for Wildflower ID Hikes and other Outdoor Adventures!

Need to get out of the city this summer? Want to learn more about conserving Oregon's wildlands?

Join Oregon Wild for a guided hike this summer! Our outings go to beautiful places all over Oregon. Carpools leave from Portland, or Eugene. To sign up visit www.oregonwild.org or call Margaret at 503-283-6343 x210.

Hikes with spaces open this week/weekend:

June 26th- Eagle Creek Wildflower ID. Hike with Wendell Wood(location changed from Multnomah Basin), June 28th- Angel's Rest to Wahkeena Falls Wildflower ID Hike with Wendell Wood, June 28th-Rogue River hike with Chandra LeGue and Klamath-Siskiyou Wild, June 29th-Old Growth Family Hike with Chandra LeGue, June 29th-Tamanawas Falls with Portland Audubon Society

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Learn to be a Social Entrepreneur

NEXT SESSION OF LOCAL AGENDA NW BEGINS JULY 15 IN PORTLAND. Register online at www.springboardinnovation.org or call Springboard Innovation, (503) 452-6898.

* * * Local Agenda NW is a new, intensive program led by Springboard Innovation and hosted in Portland by Mercy Corps Northwest. Summer session begins July 15 with an introductory program, and continues with 12 additional workshops and several months of follow-up support. Participants learn skills and strategies for leading positive, sustainable change in their own community.

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Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - June 25th

Do you have a client facing an unintended pregnancy? Does she know she has options? Boys & Girls Aid is hosting weekly drop-in counseling sessions, facilitated by a pregnancy counselor, to encourage open discussion about pregnancy options. All options discussion is welcome, and personal viewpoints are always respected. Our next session will be on Wednesday June 25th from 6-7 pm at Boys & Girls Aid (018 SW Boundary Court, Portland, OR 97239).

Questions? Call 503-542-2392 or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.boysandgirlsaid.org/pregnancy or check out the Boys & Girls Aid Pregnancy Counseling page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boys-Girls-Aid-Pregnancy-Counseling/14796568109

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Cool benefit concert at Holocene this Thursday

There will be an incredible benefit concert held on Thursday, June 26th at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison). The concert, which features a variety of fantastic bands and stage performers, is being produced by writer/filmmaker Cat Tyc, whose work for local bands has received national recognition including MTV and Pitchfork Media. A portion of the concert proceeds will go to support two very worthy non-profits: Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls and Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette!

Bands/stage performers include Sarah Dougher, Tara Jane O'Neil (TJO), Sarah Winchester (of Aweather), Janet Pants, Sad Horse, Rush-n-Disco, and others! DJ Mike McGonigal between sets! And, a great raffle!

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Jobs & Internships

Account Manager Position

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals for several temporary, full-time Account Manager positions for its fall 2008 campaign. Make a difference in our community by raising funds for health and human service programs. This is a great leadership development and networking opportunity! Compensation of $500/week plus business-related expenses.

Timeframe: August 11-December 15, 2008. Position closes July 13. Invitations to interview will be extended the week of July 14. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please reference Job #140. Inquiries may be e-mailed to this same address.

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Volunteer Coordinator / Instructional Aid (AmeriCorps Position)

SE Works is looking for a creative and resourceful individual to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator/Instructional Aid for our General Education Development (GED) program. The preferred candidate will have experience working with youth in an educational setting, strong organizational abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work a flexible schedule (including some evenings). This is a full-time AmeriCorps position, and the individual will provide 1700 hours of service over an 11-month period. Learn more about AmeriCorps at www.americorps.org.

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Multiple Subjects Teacher for Portland YouthBuilders

POSITION SUMMARY

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Development Associate--ACLU of Oregon/ACLU Foundation of Oregon

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon/ACLU Foundation of Oregon (ACLU of Oregon) seeks a full-time Development Associate to assist with the fundraising efforts of the Oregon affiliate. The Development Associate will manage fundraising and other special events, assist with the Annual Giving Campaign, and assist with cultivation and acknowledgement of donors as part of the development team.

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Available Position at Neighborhood House - Admin. Asst.

Neighborhood House, Inc. 

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director  

6-24-08 .5FTE/20 hours/week

Job Summary:

Position works directly with the Associate Director. Duties include providing office support and project planning. Applicant must have good organizational skills, good record-keeping skills, pleasant phone manner, ability to keep confidential materials private, ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and an interest in developing diverse skills working on projects for Neighborhood House.  

Minimum Qualifications:

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Tips for Small Businesses on Contracts and Contracting

Do you use contracts in your small business?

Presented by Jerry Carleton from the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC, this workshop offers tips for small businesses on signing and using contracts. Hosted by Mercy Corps Northwest.

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Place: MCNW Office, 2069 NE Hoyt St.

Cost: $10, pay at the door.

Please RSVP: Sarah at [email protected] or 503-236-1580 x209. For more information about Mercy Corps Northwest and small business seminars, please visit www.mercycorpsnw.org

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ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR - What's OK? What's necessary?

ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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FREE training & CEUs for Social Workers (NASW approved)

Are you interested in FREE training, FREE CEUs, and FREE lunch? Do you work with clients that are pregnant or who may become pregnant? Understanding Infant Adoption is a federally funded training that is designed to help professionals working with pregnant women and teens discuss adoption as an option. This training provides education about, not advocacy for, the adoption option. Topics include adoption law and practice in Oregon, special issues in counseling teens, birthfather rights and responsibilities, and non-directive, noncoercive counseling techniques.

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Volunteering

Portland host families needed for French students in July!

We are a local nonprofit in need of a few more welcoming host families for students from France who will stay in the Portland area July 3rd to 30th! We are looking for hosts for boys and girls aged 15-18, some who attend classes and some who have an unstructured schedule.

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Annual Gala & Craft PDX-Museum of Contemporary Craft Seeks Volunteers!

Museum of Contemporary Craft Seeks Volunteers!

Unpacking: Celebrate a Year of Rediscovery Annual Gala

On Saturday, July 12th, the streets around the Museum will be closed for a benefit gala featuring an evening of fine dining, auction and live music. Volunteers are needed to assist with all levels of the festivities, including, but not limited to: check-in, auction, gallery security, hosting and Museum information. Join the Museum’s staff and board in celebration of the first anniversary of the Museum’s move to its new location and the release of the first publication about the Museum’s collection, titled Unpacking the Collection.

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