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Digest for October 21, 2010

Digest Contents:

BIG GIVE Estate Store special opening
Community Pancake Breakfast Oct. 23rd 8-10AM in NE PDX
Solar Oregon Goal Net Zero Interest Meeting October 27 6:30-8:00PM
Come to Modern Domestic on 10/27 and help Create Plenty!
EVENT TONIGHT: In Pursuit of Global Literacy, an evening with John Wood
SAT EVENT ~ Kalanjali: Indian classical arts support development projects in India
EVENT: Leadership '10, a one-day conference on Saturday, November 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.
Portland Plan at Planning and Sustainability Commission
Graphic Artist work
Faculty Coordinator
Manager – Gateway to College Training & Partner Support
Intern Opportunities with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
large wood tables- free
Free Office Equipment from CHRC
Maximize Income for Your Nonprofit--Panelists Announced.
Joomla Expert Needed
LEP High Urgently Seeks Volunteers for our Evening School Program

Events

BIG GIVE Estate Store special opening

Combine an Estate Sale with supporting a nonprofit agency. Over 100 donations from businesses and supporters will be for sale and our Estate Store will be open for business. The proceeds will go towards our capital campaign. We will have wine, music and appetizers. No admission, but we would like to know if you are coming. Linda Dahan, our Development Director is keeping count [email protected]_ (mailto:[email protected]) .

 

_Click here: Community Warehouse Big Give Catalog_ (http://nexthappening.org/) for more information

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Community Pancake Breakfast Oct. 23rd 8-10AM in NE PDX

Please come and join Harvey Scott PTA and our NE community for a Pancake Breakfast October 23rd. We are proud of our school and our community and would love to share it with you. 6700 NE Prescott St. Portland OR bus line 71. Only $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. From 8-10AM get your weekend started off right!

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Solar Oregon Goal Net Zero Interest Meeting October 27 6:30-8:00PM

Solar Oregon Goal Net Zero Interest Meeting October 27 6:30-8:00PM

 

What do you get when you mix solar PV with hot air? A GNZ meeting focusing on new building technology tested in Oregon.

 

PV Thermal Speaker: Doug Boleyn

 

Learn about the systems that combine PV and hot air technologies. How do they work? Learn how they have performed in Oregon in new construction with a full year of monitoring. This promising technology has been used on residential and commercial projects. Learn about the successes in Oregon and elsewhere.

 

Meeting Time and Location

 

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Come to Modern Domestic on 10/27 and help Create Plenty!

For three hours next Wednesday Create Plenty will be making bags out of t-shirts and donated material. The bags will then be fundraisers for Create Plenty. Come, meet us and help make this event great.

 

If you have recently had success on a sewing machine, please join us! If you are new to sewing machines, we want you there, but you need to take a beginner's sewing class to protect the machines of our gracious hosts. Modern Domestic's next Sewing Basics Course is on Saturday, October 23, from 11:30-1:30 p.m.

 

TIME: 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 27 RSVP: [email protected] LOCATION: Modern Domestic, 1408 NE Alberta St,Portland, Oregon 97211 COST: Free

 

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EVENT TONIGHT: In Pursuit of Global Literacy, an evening with John Wood

John Wood founded and leads Room to Read, a non-profit organization that builds libraries in Asia and Africa. To Date Room to Read has constructed over 10,000 libraries; 1,100 schools and published more than 400 local language books. The organization also funds the education for 10,000 girls. By the end of 2010, Room to Read will have affected the lives of five million children.

 

Mr. Wood is author of *Leaving Microsoft to Change the World* and just released a children’s book, *Zak the Yak with Books on His Back.* In 2009 Barron’s magazine named Mr. Wood the 11th most influential philanthropoist in the world.

 

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SAT EVENT ~ Kalanjali: Indian classical arts support development projects in India

Association for India's Development (AID) is proud to present *Kalanjali*, an evening dedicated to Indian Classical Arts. This unique event brings together a rich variety of art forms from across India, depicting the brilliance and beauty of her culture. This year’s event features some episodes from the epic “Mahabharata” and many more exhilarating dance pieces, with performances in Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and other dance styles. We are delighted to have the following performers this year:

 

*Hindustani Music* by students of Nisha Joshi

 

*Invocation* by Mini Jairaj, Janaki Kolady, Reshmi Suresh & Maya Sanjay

 

*Kuchipudi* by Saraga Reddy, student of Anuradha Ganesh

 

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EVENT: Leadership '10, a one-day conference on Saturday, November 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Leadership in organizations seems to be a hot topic nowadays. This one-day local conference sponsored by the District 7 Toastmasters is a great opportunity for those in any type of organizational unit to desire to expand upon their leadership skills. You may even recognize some of the presenters. You do not need to be a Toastmaster to attend. See below for conference details, and feel free to forward this announcement.

 

Present and Future Leaders, Leadership '10, a one-day conference on Saturday, November 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

 

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Portland Plan at Planning and Sustainability Commission

The Portland Plan will be the City's roadmap for the next 25 years, guiding our direction as the city grows and changes. We face real challenges, and our response to those challenges will create the Portland of 2035 - the city of our children and grandchildren.

 

Staff will present research and background information to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission for their consideration. One goal of the Portland Plan is to establish community agreement about the key facts that support our plans for the future.

 

Tuesday, October 26 (6 p.m.) > Briefing: Overview and Update

 

Tuesday, November 23 (6 p.m.) > Work Session/Hearing: Factual Basis & Buildable Lands Analysis

 

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Jobs & Internships

Graphic Artist work

Village Market (http://villagegardenspdx.wordpress.com/) is a non-profit community-driven healthy corner store being planned for the New Columbia neighborhood in North Portland. With the help of a marketing consultant, the group charged with launching the store has created a logo concept and a tag line, and needs a graphic artist to help put it all together into a finished design for our marketing materials. For more information on the job, pay rate, or to express interest in the position, please contact Jim Pritchard, 971-222-9386, [email protected]

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Faculty Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Birthingway College of Midwifery
position summary:

Coordinate classroom faculty hiring and oversight, including soliciting and maintaining current contact information, licenses, approval paperwork; orienting new faculty members; reviewing and updating syllabi each term; scheduling courses each term; receiving and appropriately following up on instructor feedback and requests; annually updating and distributing faculty handbook; coordinating and facilitating faculty meetings each term; planning training in-services and workshops for faculty members on a variety of topics and other tasks related to classroom faculty oversight.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hour, Depending on Experience
Apply by:October 27, 2010
more info...

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Manager – Gateway to College Training & Partner Support

Gateway to College National Network is a fast-growing education nonprofit organization with partner programs in 19 states. The National Network is replicating the Gateway to College model and a new program called Project DEgree with support from national foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The Kresge Foundation. Gateway to College was founded at Portland Community College and now operates at 30 colleges partnering with over 120 school districts. Rapid growth is expected to continue. More information about Gateway to College is available at: www.gatewaytocollege.org

 

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Intern Opportunities with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee educates and mobilizes community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. Currently we are engaged in work for immigrants’ rights and global justice with a focus on grassroots movements emerging from Latin America. We are seeking a handful of interns to help make our work successful in this upcoming year of social justice activism! Anyone with an interest in learning the ins and outs of the workings of a small, grassroots non-profit are encouraged to inquire.

 

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Nonprofit News

large wood tables- free

Free to a nonprofit or school: (7) 48" x 72" tables - painted wood top, fixed legs, (2) 48" x 96" tables - formica top - grey, fixed legs. These are clean and in good repair.

 

I can send pictures [email protected]_ (mailto:[email protected]) 503-329-5588

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Free Office Equipment from CHRC

The Community Housing Resource Center recently moved to a new location and has excess office equipment to give away. We want to offer fellow non-profits the first choice before we put it on Craigslist.

 

On Friday, October 22nd from 9:00 am to noon, we will be at our old location so that non-profits can come by and take what they would like.

 

Among the items available are: • Framed art

 

• Classroom tables and chairs

 

• Reception area chairs

 

• Desks

 

• Kitchen equipment

 

• Three ring binders

 

Where: 2700 NE Andresen Road, Suite D3, Vancouver, WA 98661

 

When: 9:00 – 12:00

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

Maximize Income for Your Nonprofit--Panelists Announced.

Panelists will be:

 

• Ken Cowdery, Executive Director from New Avenues for Youth • Shane Endicott, Executive Director, Our United Villages & the Rebuilding Center • Susan Remmers, former Executive Director, Community Cycling Center

 

Workshop leader Kay Sohl will draw on her experience as developing earned income strategies in nonprofits throughout the northwest. She’ll be joined by a panel of leaders of Oregon nonprofits that are generating significant portions of the cost of operating mission-focused services through earned income strategies.

 

Workshop topics will include:

 

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Volunteering

Joomla Expert Needed

Create Plenty needs a Joomla expert to set up our simple CMS website template and an hour long tutorial to cover the basics of editing the site once it is set up.

 

If you think you can assist us, please email [email protected] to discuss details. Project must be live by November 11. As payment we will provide referrals and credit you on our website and e-newsletter, with a possibility for paid web development in the future.

 

Create Plenty mobilizes people toward a culture of resourcefulness and intentional daily living, creating waste-free, local alternatives that are practical and accessible by all.

 

www.createplenty.org

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LEP High Urgently Seeks Volunteers for our Evening School Program

LEP High Urgently Seeks Volunteers for our Evening School Program

 

The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public Charter High School, also named LÊP High engages students in their learning experience and makes school an exciting place where they can thrive. Focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship, students learn how to take full control of their lives and create the future they want.

 

Our evening school credit-program is in urgent need of volunteers to support our staff. Volunteers are needed to: supervise students, tutor, assist teachers, etc.

 

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