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3 weeks ago

Portland Society

Have you marked the February monthly meeting on your calendar yet? February 6, 8am, Bike Farm.

Topic: Marketing from Purpose: The Story of Self
Marketing aims to attract the right people to your business and it all starts with a good story, the story of why you do what you do. We'll explore our Stories of Self - why we do what we do in our businesses - to provide a foundation for not only 1:1 relationship building with customers and key partners but also to inform broader messaging and communication. The shortest distance between two people is a story. - Patti Digh

Speaker: Suzanne Pflaum, MBA, facilitates groups large and small through transformative experiences that draw on the brilliance already present in the room. A graduate of Bainbridge Graduate School (now Presidio), she experienced the power of an intentional learning community to learn not just core business skills but also how to empower change-makers to lead their businesses to positive impact. With a career spanning corporate sustainability, social impact start-ups, and working for a medium-size design studio, she saw consistent patterns of challenges and successes: when change-makers can show up as their whole selves they are much more effective. And no one can do it alone. She recently co-founded Mycelium, Portland's 5-month small-business business-school, whose first cohort kicks off in March!
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1 month ago

Portland Society

Hey PS'ers! I would like to try out a new "Classifieds" section in our monthly newsletter. Are you looking to hire? Looking for a job or housemate? Need special help or advice with a passion project?

Email me (lindsaykandra@gmail.com) by Thursday 1/17/2018 and I will include in the January newsletter.

-Brief(1-2 sentences) with your ask
-Your contact email.
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2 months ago

Portland Society

It's the holiday rush and it's on. Everything seems to speed up. So we'll still take applications to our grant for National Bike Summit for a few more days! You can copy and paste our questions directly from this post or go to portlandsociety.org and get them there. mail answers to the below questions to april.streeter@gmail by midnight, December 7.

Today's Date:

Are you a current member in good standing of the Portland Society? If yes, why are you a member?

Why do you want to attend the Summit? Use this space to tell us about your specific bicycle passions or passion projects.

Please tell us additional information about yourself and your personal and professional goals and how they intersect with going to the Summit.

If you are awarded this grant, how do you plan to represent Portland Society at the Summit?

How do you plan to manage your representation of Portland Society along with other professional or personal goals of attending the Summit?

How do you envision using what you learn or experience at the Summit for both our Portland Society community and the larger community?
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3 months ago

Portland Society

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4 months ago

Portland Society

Another bike opportunitybto pass along:
This Street Trust job opening is for the person who manages the Safe Routes to School bike fleet for bike safety education. They move the bikes to different schools and maintain the bikes along with managing the volunteer mechanics.

As Jordan says - The position requires a light weekly load and would be perfect for someone with volunteer coordination and safe driving skills that is looking for supplemental income with another job. Looking to hire and start quickly – ideally by Oct. 15!

Job Title : Bike Moves Maintenance Coordinator
Company/Organization : The Street Trust

Reporting To: Education Director
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
Status: 10-15 hours a week, Temporary: Now – November, and March – June and limited hours year-round.
Location: Portland, OR

Why you should apply for this fantastic job:
Do you like logistics, being outside, getting exercise, and working in an encouraging team atmosphere? Do you support our mission of promoting and improving public transit, walking and bicycling conditions in Oregon? We want you to work with us! We advocate for healthy thriving communities where it is safe and easy for people to bike walk and ride public transit. Our vision is a region where all those who call our community home embrace walking, biking and riding transit.
This job is perfect for anyone who has a bit of bike maintenance experience and is thinking about furthering their experience. Our team is excited to add your expertise and creativity to our program!

The Street Trust formerly The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling, walking and transit safer, more convenient and more accessible in Oregon and SW Washington. We are hiring one temporary, part-time Bike Move and Maintenance Coordinator to support The Street Trust’s Bike Safety Education program from August through November 2017 and February through June 2018.

The Bike Safety Education program is a ten-hour class including on-bike and on-street training taught to 4th and 5th grade students at 40 elementary schools throughout Portland. We need a person to coordinate moving bikes to and from these schools and coordinate the maintenance of the fleets.

This is a Safe Routes to School Program, a partnership between The Street Trust, City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies. The program increases safety and improves health for students and their families through making walking, biking and rolling around neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for youth and families.

This position will work in culturally, ethnically, linguistically and economically diverse schools located all over the city of Portland in three school districts. Some of the Portland schools are in North Portland at Rosa Parks, and Peninsula Elementary schools, in Northeast at Rigler and Parkrose schools, in Southeast at Lent and Whitman Elementary schools, and in East Portland at Lincoln Park, Earl Boyles, and Gilbert Heights Elementary schools just to name a few.

What you would be doing as a Bike Moves and Maintenance Coordinator:
Lead bike fleet maintenance monthly events.
Lead bike moves to and from schools.
Coordinate and communicate with The Street Trust BSE team and schools for the bike moves.

What we believe:
We believe that bicycling, walking and transit transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions that help solve the universal challenges to health, livability and the environment.
The Street Trust is committed to racial equity across the organization: in our service to stakeholders, in our workforce composition and practices, and in our organizational culture. While still seeking to improve our demonstration of this commitment, candidates should know that racial equity is a cornerstone of our commitment to all communities in the region. We believe in equity, diversity and inclusion.

We envision a community where everyone from all racial backgrounds has access to safe, healthy, and affordable transportation options in the neighborhoods where they live, work, learn, pray, and play. We want all residents to equally share in the prosperity created by investments in active transportation regardless of race, income and socio-economic status.

Minimum Requirements:
Able to lift 30 lbs above your shoulders.
Able to walk or use a mobility device for one mile.
Able to move 40 bikes in and out of a truck up to 5 times in one day.
Able to recruit, inspire and guide volunteers to help with bike maintenance events.
Able to rent and drive a box truck.
Basic bike Maintenance experience.
Punctual, patient, and engaged.

Must be available for training in August and during school hours, Monday through Friday, August through November and February through June for program delivery.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with diverse community populations.

If you have experience in the following, please highlight it in your cover letter:
Experience working with bikes
Experience with the cultural diversity represented in our Portland schools
Strong organizational skills.
Experience recruiting, organizing, supervising, and guiding volunteers

How to Apply : Please send your cover letter and resume (in PDF format if possible) via email to jordan@thestreettrust.org.
The resume and cover letter should highlight relevant experience and demonstrate how you meet the minimum requirements.
The posting will be open until filled, with an ideal start date of October 15th or earlier depending on availability for training.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment
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5 months ago

Greetings! We'll be talking a lot about boosting our resilience to stress and supporting our wellbeing at this month's meeting. What are your biggest challenges (mental, emotional, physical) with the change of the seasons and the current political climate? Comment here or email me at tracy@tracyandrewsacupuncture.com and I'll do my best to incorporate these into our conversation. ... See MoreSee Less


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Appetite suppressing assistance appreciated!

I cry a lot lately. But I feel like that's a perfectly appropriate response to the past 18 months, so maybe talk about what to do after we're done crying?

5 months ago

Portland Society

Hello, awesome biking women. A non biking question. Researching event planning ticket generating software and seem to come up with Splashthat and Brown Paper Tickets as two good alternatives to Eventbrite. Any other recos for small business event management? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Portland Society

All you fine fancy peoples! Hope to see you tomorrow at the 3rd Annual Seersucker Social Ride 🤩

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  • sliding scale: $6 – $10 – $15 – $20 per month (see link with dropdown below
  • 10 hours of volunteer work per year – more info here
  • sprout/sage discount: members aged under 25 or over 60: $25 per year

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