Neighbors West-Northwest provides many trainings to support neighborhood leaders and the community as a whole. Some recent trainings have included a Block Party Blast Off, Advocacy in Action, the Livability & Public Safety Town Hall, and Communities Creating Change: Tips from your Neighbors on Successful Community Projects . Additionally, we’ve provided many board trainings for our member neighborhood associations and the coalition. For more information about our trainings, please contact Angela Southwick.
Block Parties, National Night Out & More:
An Event Planning Workshop
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Place: NW Library, 2300 NW Thurman
Are you interested in coordinating a local event – like a street party with your neighbors, Park(ing) Day, outdoor movies or events that promote public safety? All kinds of folks coordinate local events – neighbors, neighborhood associations, non-profits and businesses. Come learn the ins and outs of planning community events in Portland, Oregon. Staff from NWNW, your neighborhood coalition, will discuss event planning tips and resources that will help your event be successful. Portland Bureau of Transportation staff will discuss street closure permits. Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention staff will discuss the benefits of their National Night Out program. Come ask questions and network. For more information, contact Jennifer Kirk, 503 823-4265. For more information about street closure permits, click here.
Citywide Community Leadership Series
Portland’s district coalition offices, including NWNW, and Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) offer trainings series for Portland’s community leaders. No trainings are schedules at this time, but keep your eyes open.
Managing Your Neighborhood’s Finances
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Place: Legacy Good Samaritan Wilcox ACR102, 1015 NW 22nd
This training is targeted to assist neighborhood association treasurers and other board members managing their organization’s finances. We strongly urge each neighborhood to consider sending their treasurer and one additional board member. This will be an intimate workshop for neighborhood associations in the Neighbors West-Northwest Coalition area.
A professional bookkeeper will outline best practices for managing neighborhood finances including general bookkeeping, funds management, financial risk reduction and budgeting. This is not a how-to for accounting or data entry, though we can work with each neighborhood on such details moving forward.
This workshop will also include an overview of the financial systems used by Neighbors West-Northwest to report neighborhood financial activity to the State of Oregon and the Internal Revenue Service, focusing on the financial information we require from your neighborhood. You will have a chance to ask questions specific to your neighborhood association and to learn about the services NWNW can provide.
For questions, or to RSVP, please contact Mark Sieber, 503 823-4212.
Other Scheduled Trainings
More information will be posted as these events get closer. Information about the events will also be available on our online calendar.
- Partnership Building: Develop Strong Community Project on 7/18/2012
- Grantwriting 9/19/2012
- Getting the Word Out: Effective Grassroots Communication 10/24/2012