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Digest for October 27, 2010

Digest Contents:

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Discuss & Debate Sustainable Design and Construction, Network Afterwards
Nov. 3rd Forum: Legal Conversations L3C & IP
"Making a Difference for Animals - One Bite at a Time"
Foster Parent
Spanish Speaking Small Business Trainer with Adelante Empresas
SEEKING COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTNERS
WCNN/NAO Workshop-- Board Development Fundamentals
Snowboarding Mentors Needed
Volunteer to make a real financial impact in the lives of Hispanic families.
Be an Every Day Hero, Become a CASA Volunteer
Volunteer with Mercy Corps - original contact info was incorrect
Volunteer at the PDX Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore
StreamTeam Assistant Opening (Outreach/Education)!
New Volunteer Orientation with Impact Northwest 11/3/2010
Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

Events

CALL FOR ARTISTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

 

 

Criminales Todos: A Community Art Exhibit December 10th -17th, 2010 Opening Reception: Dec. 10, 2010 Bohemia Art Gallery: 511 N. Tillamook , Portland, OR 97227 (N. Interstate and Tillamook). Submissions Deadline: Dec. 1, 2010

 

 

 

The Safe Communities Project and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee are calling all artists to submit pieces to be presented at the upcoming art exhibit CRIMINALES TODOS December 10-17, 2010.

 

 

 

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Discuss & Debate Sustainable Design and Construction, Network Afterwards

Come discuss and debate the future of sustainable design and construction with regional thought leaders at Earth Advantage Institute’s Green Day Forum on November 4th. Network with other sustainability industry professionals at this full-day conference that includes breakfast, lunch, and networking reception. For information or to register, please visit www.greendayforum.org. CEUs available.

 

 

 

For more information, contact Tom at [email protected]

 

 

 

www.earthadvantage.org

 

 

 

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Nov. 3rd Forum: Legal Conversations L3C & IP

At October’s Springboard Social Innovation Forum we dove into legal structures for social change. On November 3rd we’ll continue with the theme of legal discussions, and we’ll feature two sessions led by two attorneys.

 

Dave D’Ascenzo will offer a practical session on intellectual property (IP) issues to consider when starting or expanding a social venture, including recommendations, myths, and pit falls relating to patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Douglas Batey will offer a review of L3Cs (low profit limited liability companies), covering their formation and use, how they are different from standard limited liability companies, why they are used, and how well they achieve their purposes.

 

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"Making a Difference for Animals - One Bite at a Time"

Thursday, October 28 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Elm Room Marshall Center 1009 E. McLoughlin Vancouver, WA 98663

 

Northwest VEG invites you to a free presentation by Sharon Methvin, Ph.D., an anthropologist and long-time ethical vegetarian. She has been teaching anthropology and sociology at university or professional levels since 1988. Her humanitarian concerns extend beyond human rights to the rights of animals as well.

 

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Jobs & Internships

Foster Parent

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Boys & Girls Aid
position summary:

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FOSTER PARENTS! Are you ready to share your home with youth from our community? Do you: Have a stable home to offer? Have flexibility in your schedule and thinking? Have a willingness to nurture a teenager? Understand commitment and responsibility? Have an extra bedroom and an outside income? Live within commuting or Tri-Met distance to downtown Portland?

If so, then you might be a ready to become a Boys & Girls Aid foster family. We offer excellent support services and will train and help you as your family fosters a youth toward a successful future. Boys & Girls Aid has been a leader in advocating for young people for 125 years! To learn more about foster care with Boys & Girls Aid: Attend an Information Session

Salary / Pay Rate:Variable
Apply by:November 3, 2010
more info...

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Spanish Speaking Small Business Trainer with Adelante Empresas

Adelante Empresas, the small business development program at Adelante Mujeres, is hiring a full time business trainer.

 

Adelante Empresas’ Business Training Coordinator will be responsible for group and individualized entrepreneurial training for Spanish speaking entrepreneurs in western Washington County. These trainings include a semi-annual business development class, continuing education trainings and seminars and one-to-one business coaching. The trainer will further develop an established curriculum for the classes and work to develop a support model for providing post-training technical assistance. In addition, the coordinator will be responsible for supervising paid professional coaches who will also be working with participating businesses.

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Nonprofit News

SEEKING COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTNERS

Grow Portland is a non-profit dedicated to helping community organizations create community gardens. Ours is a model of grass-roots garden creations to help meet the growing demand and interest of people wanting to grow their own healthy local food. Grow Portland provides technical planning expertise, grant writing assistance, garden construction expertise, and ongoing management and administration support.

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

WCNN/NAO Workshop-- Board Development Fundamentals

The Washington County Nonprofit Network is collaborating with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to bring one of their workshops to Washington County.

 

Board Development Fundamentals

 

Paula Manley, Nonprofit Consultant - Paula Manley Consulting

 

Friday December 3, 2010 8:30am-12:00pm

 

Village Church

 

330 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

 

Cost: $76.50 - NAO members || $85.00 - Non members

 

REGISTER TODAY at https://www.nonprofitoregon.org

 

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Snowboarding Mentors Needed

*Hi there!

 

SOS Outreach is looking for snowboarding mentors for our 2010-11 winter season! Volunteers participate in our Learn to Ride/Ski programs at Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline, and SkiBowl resorts. If you're interested, please read below for more information, and email me at [email protected] Thank you!

 

About SOS: SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, our programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS served 5,190 youth across the nation in 2009-2010 and offered 18,553 total program days.

 

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Volunteering

Volunteer to make a real financial impact in the lives of Hispanic families.

El Programa Hispano is seeking volunteers for the tax-season. You DO NOT need to have previous knowledge about taxes to help!

 Did you know that ...  Hispanic families are TWICE as likely to be targeted for predatory tax preparers?  Hispanic families are particularly susceptible to fraud and mistakes because of fear, language barriers, unscrupulous or inexperienced tax preparers and lack of a general understanding about the tax system?  Many tax laws change every day and often people miss out on thousands of dollars in tax benefits?

 As a volunteer you will help our clients to navigate these challenges and help families on to the road of financial security.

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Be an Every Day Hero, Become a CASA Volunteer

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA's, are ordinary men and women from all walks of life, educational levels, and ethnic backgrounds, who volunteer to serve as an advocate for an abused child or sibling group who lives in foster care under the protection of the Juvenile Courts in Washington and Multnomah Counties.

 

When a CASA is court appointed to a case, he or she becomes the one person in the foster child's life who will be there from when the case opens to when it successfully closes.

 

The CASA is responsible for gathering information, and coordinating as many elements as possible, in order to secure for each child a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

 

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Volunteer with Mercy Corps - original contact info was incorrect

If you're interested in volunteering with Mercy Corps this December, please contact Kathleen at this email address: [email protected] Unfortunately, the email was incorrect in the previous post. Our apologies! If you already responded, please email us again! Thanks!

 

Here's what we're doing: We're looking for great volunteers to help make thank you calls to recent donors. As a caller, you will be provided with training on making donor calls, including written instructions, and a sample script of what to say. Calls tend to be quick, positive, and uplifting.

 

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Volunteer at the PDX Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a non-profit organization that resells re-usable building materials and supplies. All materials in our 20,000+ square foot warehouse are donated. Our inventory is extensive, and includes appliances, doors, windows, plumbing, electrical, all types of flooring, lumber and paint/stain. The proceeds go toward building simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

 

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StreamTeam Assistant Opening (Outreach/Education)!

The StreamTeam is seeking a full time AmeriCorps StreamTeam Assistant for the upcoming year!

 

The StreamTeam is a regionally recognized, volunteer driven stream restoration and environmental education program of Clark Public Utilities. Since the program's inception in 1992, thousands of volunteers have come together to plant native trees, remove non-native plants, monitor water quality and wildlife and engage the community in bringing salmon back to Salmon Creek.

 

The StreamTeam Assistant will assist with developing high quality, on-the-ground stream restoration and outreach activities. A large portion of the member's time will include large event planning, program outreach, environmental education and volunteer support.

 

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New Volunteer Orientation with Impact Northwest 11/3/2010

Are you interested in volunteering and making an impact in your community, but unsure where to begin or where you can best apply your skills?

 

You're invited to attend the New Volunteer Orientation with Impact Northwest on Wednesday, November 3 from 6-8 PM at the SE Multicultural Center on Belmont. Learn about the many ways you can give back, whether it be mentoring a child, helping out the development team with data entry, or facilitating a Russian-language parent child interaction group!

 

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Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

The Wellness Project, a proram of Community Services Northwest, is a free mental health clinic that provides individual, famiy or group therapy to those who are uninsured or underinsured. We are located in Vancouver, Washington.

 

We are looking for experienced and/or licensed mental health counselors to volunteer their time and expertise with us for a few hours a week. Master's Degree required. Counselors from Oregon or Washington are welcome. Clinic hours are Tuesdays 9-7, Wednesdays 9-5, and Thursdays 9-7.

 

Please contact Barbara Rhea, Office Manager, at 360-546-1722 for more information or to apply.

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