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Metafilter: What happens when you’re the last nonprofit gal standing?

A Metafilter member discusses her nonprofit employer’s descent into chaos and wonders what to do. I’m working for a nonprofit that’s just barely able to patch itself together. Nine months ago, I started off as the communications manager, but as of today I’m covering everything from booking plane tickets to washing dishes. Should I tell […]

Job Announcement: Asset Building Manager at NPF

This is not turning into a nonprofit employment blog, but since I did recently write about the Neighborhood Partnership Fund and the awesome work they are doing with IDAs in Oregon, I thought I’d pass this along. The Neighborhood Partnership Fund, an OR nonprofit, is seeking a full time Asset Building Manager to focus on […]

Ever wish you could decide how your tax dollars were spent?

Well, here’s some news. In Oregon, thanks to the Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative, you can. If helping low-income people improve their lives by saving toward home ownership, education, and entrepreneurship goals sounds like something you wish your tax dollars did, this is your chance. You can decide. And you can even get a credit […]

Funding nonprofit work: wages matter

An increase in state funding for childcare is the topic of an article in today’s Oregonian, “Little-known fact: money for day care” [link]. Some interesting details emerge, and this section in particular seemed relevant to the nonprofit scene in general: The YMCA centers in Portland offered nearly $300,000 in child-care scholarships last year to low-income […]

Oregon Health Plan reservation list opens today, sort of

Adults who believe they may be eligible for OHP Standard can throw their names in the hat online; by mail, fax or in person; or by phone. [Forms: English, Spanish] More details here. Since it’s a State of Oregon website, there is of course no clear link to the online form as of yet; there […]

Rural Oregon homeless programs lose out in 2007 funding cycle

HUD-funded Rural Oregon Continuum of Care programs took a huge cut in funding in the recently announced 2007 CoC awards, dropping to $552,600 for the July 2008-June 2009 funding period [link to spreadsheet containing totals for state], compared to the current funding level of $1,473,673. At the same time, funding for homeless programs in urban […]

Free books from Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation, with which many people in the Oregon nonprofit scene are familiar, has a great resource for Oregon and Siskiyou County, California residents who “want to make a difference in their communities”: a list of some thirty books on leadership, effective organizations, community collaborations, and youth, family, and schools. These are available […]

HR 2699 provides student loan forgiveness for non-profit employees

Looking for a status update on this legislation? See here. Pending legislation would provide federal student loan forgiveness for long-term non-profit workers with outstanding student loans. Basic requirements for eligibility would be ten years working at non-profits and 120 student loan payments. It seems good to me, but now that the idea is in my […]