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Daily Digest

Digest for July 16, 2008

Special Notice

Nonprofit Networking Night - This Thursday!

Nonprofit Networking Night 

Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. 

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Digest Contents:

Nonprofit Networking Night - This Thursday!
Portland: A Transition Town?
Municipal and Community Wireless - A free public disucssion
Tonight: Socially Responsible Business Group, Wednesday, 7/16, People's Food Coop
Looking for Experience Corps Volunteers (stipend available)
Administrative Associate
OFFICE MANAGER
Job Posting for Portland Impact: Buckman SUN Extended Day Coordinator
Request for MS Access development proposal for fundraising database
Housing Outreach Specialist
Resource Specialist
Invitation to Present at the Seattle Bioneers Conference this October
Mission-Related Investing Study
Humanity in Perspective: A free college course for low-income adults
Effective Websites for Nonprofits - Portland Net Tuesday's July event
Volunteer with Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute at Gorge Games
Be a volunteer surveyor for Downtown Senior Survey Day, July 22nd!
Do YOU know your rights with the police? NWCRC call out for new Volunteers!

Events

Portland: A Transition Town?

From its small beginnings in Ireland in 2004, the Transition Initiative has spread to include over 50 groups around Britain and communities in Australia, New Zealand and America as people start to take responsibility themselves for the challenges that we face.

On July 16th we will be continuing the conversation about Transition Towns and seeing if this is a model we want to follow here in Portland.

 

Time: Jul 16 2008, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: St. Francis Dining Hall - 1182 SE Pine Portland, OR

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/content/transition-town-portland

 

For more background info about the Transition Initiative, here is the link to the 51 page primer:

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Municipal and Community Wireless - A free public disucssion

Municipal and Community Wireless: A 501 Tech Club Event from NTEN!

Interested in community wireless and the history of wireless in Portland? Want to learn more about the Personal Telco Project and ways to increase the wireless connections in your neighborhood?

Join us for a panel discussion!

DATE:  Thursday, July 31st

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Tonight: Socially Responsible Business Group, Wednesday, 7/16, People's Food Coop

Join us tonight at the first Meetup of the Socially Responsible Business Group! Come meet, network, and chat with fellow socially responsible business owners/managers/friends.

Meetup topic: Corporate Social Responsibility on the Local Level. Nonprofits are welcome!

Date/time: Wednesday, 7/16/08, 7-8:30 PM

Location: People's Food Coop Community Room, 3029 SE 21st, Portland

The Socially Responsible Business Group aims to support socially responsible organizations in Portland, Oregon. Networking, presentations, talks, brainstorming, support, discussions, exchange of best practices/expertise/ideas, and refreshments from People's Food Coop.

Fees: this first one is on us!

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Jobs & Internships

Looking for Experience Corps Volunteers (stipend available)

Experience Corps, a program of Metropolitan Family Service, helps children succeed by tutoring and mentoring in schools throughout the tri-county area. Last school year, more than 50 mentors contributed 20,000 hours of service with elementary and middle school students in 11 schools. A modest monthly stipend (and education award for Americorps participants) is paid throughout the school year for mentors committing to 12-15 hours/week; however, more flexible non-stipend positions are also available. Teams comprised of adults, primarily over the age of 55, address the following objectives: to improve literacy skills, increase academic achievement, and develop a bond between the school and its neighborhood community.

 

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Administrative Associate

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Natural Step Network
position summary:

Administrative Associate Position

Be part of a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, teach and connect businesses in their quest for sustainability. The Natural Step Network is seeking an Administrative Associate to help us with our ambitious strategic initiatives.

The Organization: The Natural Step Network is composed of member organizations and individuals that promote the application of The Natural Step Framework in businesses and organizations. Please see more information about the organization on our website before applying.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary: • $28,000-32,000, depending on experience. Medical and retirement Benefits
more info...

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OFFICE MANAGER

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST
position summary:

Oregon State Parks Trust is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon’s state parks. From the restoration and preservation of some of Oregon’s most prized historic monuments and places, to the establishment of interpretive and educational programs for the benefit of park visitors, we have actively supported expansion and enhancement of our park system. We accomplish this by raising funds and building unique partnerships with individuals, businesses, and community organizations.

We are currently seeking a full-time Office Manager. As Office Manager, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to all areas of the organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Salary / Pay Rate:$13-$15/hr (equivalent to $27,040-$31,200/yr) + benefits
more info...

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Job Posting for Portland Impact: Buckman SUN Extended Day Coordinator

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. SUN brings together city, county and state resources with school districts, parents and neighborhoods.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application.  The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

 

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Request for MS Access development proposal for fundraising database

The Clackamas Community Land Trust (CCLT), a nonprofit provider of affordable homeownership opportunities, is seeking proposals from consultants to provide contract database development services.

CCLT needs to develop a relational MS Access database that stores all the organization’s contacts, building on the organization’s current database (or replacing it), to execute strategic fundraising, outreach, marketing and communications activities.

To apply, please reply to the contact information below to request Scope of Work (SOW) documentation and prepare a proposal. The SOW includes a range of compensation and a draft timeline. The compensation range is $2,500-$3,000; and from 45-65 hours.

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Housing Outreach Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc.
position summary:

The Housing Outreach Specialist works with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, providing case management and rent assistance. The mission of Transition Projects is to serve people's basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. We work primarily with single adults experiencing homelessness.

We offer $13.80 hourly to start ($14.18 if bilingual Spanish/English), plus generous vacation/sick/holiday time, health benefits and 401k.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected], attention Housing Outreach Search.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.80 hourly ($14.18 starting if bilingual Spanish/English)
more info...

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Resource Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc.
position summary:

The Resource Specialist coordinates supply purchasing and in-kind donations for Transition Projects' homeless shelters. The Resource Specialist also supervises the shower for homeless women. This is a great opportunity to combine direct service work with behind the scenes coordination.

We offer $11.04 hourly for this 20-hour a week position, along with generous vacation/holiday/sick time, medical benefits, and 401k.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected], attention Resource Specialist Search.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.04 hourly (20-hours/week)
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Invitation to Present at the Seattle Bioneers Conference this October

Dear Bioneers,

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Mission-Related Investing Study

Thought you might like to see this study commissioned by Meyer Memorial Trust. Weblink is http://www.mmt.org/common/documents/2008MRIreport.pdf.

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Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221; Fax: (503) 725-8045; [email protected]; www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Q & A

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Trainings

Humanity in Perspective: A free college course for low-income adults

Humanity in Perspective, a FREE Reed College class for adults living on low incomes (Downtown)

Over two semesters, twenty-five curious and ambitious students will explore themes of power, justice, knowledge, and community. In a challenging and supportive environment, they read, think about, and discuss everything from Greek tragedies and philosophy to modern poetry and plays. Together, they practice writing, listening, and thinking critically, and experience new ways of looking at the world around them.

Tuition, books, bus tickets, and child care are provided FREE of charge. Humanity in Perspective (HIP), a program of the Oregon Council for the Humanities and Reed College, meets two evenings per week in downtown Portland from September through March.

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Effective Websites for Nonprofits - Portland Net Tuesday's July event

The July 22nd Net Tuesday event will focus on creating effective web sites!

Join with others at Portland Net Tuesday to learn about conversion, testing your website and campaign language, and the attributes of effective nonprofit websites (especially for fundraising!).

As usual, we will have a presentation, this month lead by Hal Newton, and then open it up for a full group discussion.  Bring your examples and questions!

DETAILS:

Topic: Effective websites for nonprofits

Presenter: Hal Newton and others

Date: June 22nd

Time: 6 pm

Location: AboutUs.org office (SE 2nd and Washington) 

Connect online: http://netsquared.meetup.com/13/

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Volunteering

Volunteer with Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute at Gorge Games

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUICE SALES!

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is teaming up with the upcoming Gorge Games Event and a whole team of other community organizations and businesses to kick off the 2008 Gorge Games.  As a partner in the event, CGEI will be hosting children's nature activities at Adventure Village and selling juice/sports drinks to participants.  

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Be a volunteer surveyor for Downtown Senior Survey Day, July 22nd!

Join us for Northwest Portland Ministries’ Downtown Senior Survey Day! 

Time: Tuesday, July 22nd  at 10:00am (training) and at 12:30 (surveying).

Location: Meet at Elm Court Loaves & Fishes at 1032 SW Main

This summer, we are facilitating a survey of older adults in downtown & NW Portland to identify needs and interests around community resources and activities. We’re hoping to interview over 250 adults over the age of 50 to make sure we know what they would like to see offered in their community. We’re looking for volunteer surveyors to help us reach this goal; it’s a fun way to meet neighbors and share information.

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Do YOU know your rights with the police? NWCRC call out for new Volunteers!

Do YOU know your rights with the Police?

 

The Northwest Constitutional Rights Center (NWCRC) is currently seeking new volunteers. The Northwest Constitutional Rights Center (NWCRC) provides "Protect Your Rights" trainings to community groups, volunteers and the general public.

 

We need volunteers who have a range of interests and/or abilities including: Multi-Media Specialists, Office Assistants and Organizers, Pro-Bono Attorneys to assist with “Protect Your Rights” trainings, and more. Confidentiality is a requirement of all positions.

See: <http://www.nwcrc.org/> for some background on the organization. 

 

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