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14 march 2016

Anne is one of 11 attorneys who have worked on revisions to the Oregon Nonprofit Law, ORS 65, over the past two years. The revisions proposed are not substantive in nature but have been made to streamline, update, simplify, and clarify current law. Here is a draft of the proposed changes.  You can send comments or concerns directly to Anne at omalley@strategiesandaffairs.com.

20 january 2016

Anne was a reentry panelist at the Oregon Health Authority Behavioral Health/Criminal Justice Statewide Summit in Salem.

13 january 2016

Anne spoke at the Washington Country Reentry Council monthly meeting about ROAR and the RTC

29 september 2015

Anne has joined the Reentry Law Project Advisory Committee for the Oregon Justice Resource Center.  She will assist with strategic and legal issues for the Reentry Law Project which offers free legal assistance to people with criminal histories.

Anne has also joined the Multnomah County "A Home for Everyone" Coordinating Board.  “A Home for Everyone” is a community-wide effort to house homeless Multnomah County citizens by making smart investments in the areas of housing, income, survival, emergency services, health, access to services and systems coordination. Key partners in the effort include Multnomah County, the City of Portland (link is external), the City of Gresham(link is external)Home Forward(link is external), local nonprofits and members of the public.

22 may 2015

AO's very own Joe VanderVeer takes on Uber and the taxi companies in the fight for equitable service for wheelchair users in Portland! Check out the OPB coverage of his efforts on behalf of the City's Commission on Disability.

19 may 2015

Look for Anne's article on Unrelated Business Income Tax in the next Oregon State Bar Nonprofit newsletter coming out in June.

20 november 2014

Libbi wrote another winning grant for Easter Seals of Oregon and enjoyed being part of the check award ceremony!

30 september 2014

The folks at SCAFE (Second Chances Are For Everyone) are holding their 2nd annual fundraising event on November 8, 2014, 4-8 PM at CIO (700 North Killingsworth St.). There is also a silent auction that will be running from October 1 through the night of the event. Download the event flyer here (PDF). Hope can join us and support this excellent organization.

4 september 2014

The Oregon State Bar has a Nonprofit section dedicated to nonprofit law and related issues.  Anne is on the publications committee and thought you might want to delve into the newsletter ~ ​http://nonprofitlaw.osbar.org/newsletters/.

3 june 2014

The wonderful folks at Urban Bridges Inc. have upcoming events you should check out, including an Adult Seminar on June 14 and Summer Youth Camps for children and teens. This is a fantastic organization doing great work!

12 december 2013

Wanna help re-write the Oregon Nonprofit statute? Anne is on the Bar committee (Exec. Comm. NOLS) that is beginning work on revamping the non profit statute. She is able and open to collect comments and concerns from Oregon non profits, including churches, schools, and friends of. This is your chance to help clarify, amend, add or delete. Will take comments until the new year. Thanks for playing :)

8 november 2013

Help support the nonprofit of the month, No Kid Hungry, by making a tiny contribution to the JCP cares program when you shop at JCPenney's in November.

31 october 2013

On November 1, the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division will begin taking requests for their holiday food box program.Visit their website for more information and to sign up for a holiday food box delivery.

19 september 2013

Come to Red Raven Gallery for a silent art auction benefiting ao client Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Bidding is from 4 to 7 PM and you can get more information from the announcement of the Statesman Journal.

17 september 2013

Anne will host a plenary discussion "Lessons learned the hard way, crazy ideas that just might work, spectacular practices to replicate" as part of the Pacific Northwest Regional Roundtable: Issues and Solutions in Reentry Housing to be held at the Salem Convention Center on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

08 august 2013

Meet Flower. Orphaned and only weeks old, ao client Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center is caring for her during these early weeks so she can be re-released to the wild when she is ready. We were delighted to sponsor her recovery. Skunks are a natural and necessary part of our animal kingdome family - often mistreated terribly.

Turtle Ridge cares for critters of all sorts -- visit their Facebook page to see some of the animals currently in their masterful care. 

P.S. You can sponsor an animal, too. Just contact us and we'll help you nurture a critter.

25 july 2013

Operation 305 is still collecting items for "Welcome Home" kits to help homeless veterans in the Portland area move in to stable housing. Drop off information and a list of needed items is available online. Help get our vets off the street!

22 may 2013

Register now for the Communication Across Barriers June Poverty and Coaching Institutes here in Portland! Download the flyer and share with everyone you know who might be interested in attending these sensational trainings.

30 april 2013

You're invited to join Anne at the Nonprofit Network's Executive Director Network meeting on May 6 for her presentation, "A Primer on Value-Based Messaging." Lunch will be provided and you can register here.

27 april 2013

Anne is a contributing author of an op-ed piece in the Eugene Register Guard urging the Legislature to pass HB 3194 to properly fund Oregon's reentry programs as part of a comprehensive, fiscally prudent, approach to curbing the incarceration rate in our state.

08 april 2013

Adaptive Riding Institute is one of 200 nationwide finalists for a $25,000 grant from State Farm insurance! Help them win the grant by voting for Spirit Reins Scholarship on the State Farm Neighborhood Assist app on Facebook.

21 march 2013

On May 6, Anne will give a seminar on value based messaging to Executive Directors of Nonprofit Network of SW Washington.

15 march 2013

Anne is participating in an employment law panel discussion hosted by Easter Seals Oregon on March 26. Her focus will be employing folks with criminal histories.

11 march 2013

The Opportunity Community movement is sweeping through Oregon. Community Action Agencies ACCESS and UCAN will host the third Prosperity Summit in Grants Pass on March 18. National poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle and Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes are scheduled to speak.

4 march 2013

As some of you have heard, the new documentary about Hunger in America called “A Place at the Table” will be coming to the Hollywood Theater in Portland starting March 15. Here’s the link to the movie and the trailer: http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table.

8 february 2013

Joe was elected to be the new chair of the Portland Commission on Disability. We are confident that under his leadership the Commission will continue it’s great work for Portlanders with disabilities!

27 october 2012

Only a few more days until Woodburn Company Stores' 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza, benefiting charities including the Adaptive Riding Institute
WHAT: Exclusive shopping deals, catered lunch, wine-tasting, and your chance at $40,000 in prizesincluding diamonds! 
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Nov. 3, 2012  
WHERE: Woodburn Outlets (1001 Arney Road, Woodburn OR 97071), I-5 exit 271 
HOW TO GET TICKETSCost is $25 each. Bring your friends!

october 2012

Anne has joined the Nonprofit Professionals Forum.  If you have any tricky questions, or would like third or fourth opinions, Anne will get the issue out there in this forum.

7 september 2012

Anne has joined the Oregon State Bar Nonprofit Organizations Law Section (NOLS).  NOLS serves the people of Oregon by helping Oregon attorneys to better serve the very diverse range of non-governmental and nonprofit entities.  NOLS will offer attorneys opportunities to be on the cutting edge of the laws governing and the best practices for working with nonprofits.  NOLS members will also advise the bar and, when appropriate, the Legislature, on matters affecting nonprofits.

You do not have to be an attorney to be a member ~  check it out, NOLS.

21 august 2012

Stay on the IRS’ good side – Learn to avoid trouble with the IRS, the Attorney General, and the Oregon Department of Revenue with our upcoming workshops with practical applications and insider tips. Learn what you need to know. It is not hard, it's just never explained well. Walk away with cheat sheets for troubleshooting the most prevalent issues. Leave with a gift certificate for two hours of legal help with your tax issue.

Salem – October 10, 2012 – 8:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Portland – October 13, 2012 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is a no-brainer. $75.00 will get you the whole shebang. Join us! Register today.

8 august 2012

Check out the City of Portland's "Summer Free for All", which has several links to free activities in Portland during August. (You can even sign up for text alerts for upcoming events.) You and yours might enjoy the movies in the parks, free concerts or the mobile rock climbing wall.

august 2012

Anne has been nominated and accepted for the ballot to serve on the board of the Oregon Bar Association Nonprofit Law Section.

The elections will be held on september 28.  Stay tuned for race results.

27 july 2012

The RTC will host students from the Ninth Grade Counts, part of the City of Portland's Summer Youth Connect program on August 2. The program is a great way for kids to learn what jobs are available and what the world of work is really like.

19 june 2012

Anne will be giving a mini seminar at Mercycorps NW, on the new EEOC ruling regarding employers' use of background checks. If you are interested in this topic, please let us know.

20 March 2012

Anne has joined the Native American Grocery Co-op Advisory Council.  As plans develop and congeal we will post the updates here.  As always, if you have comments or suggestions feel free to drop us a line.

29 February 2012

Anne joined her fellow "connectors" at the convention center for the inaugural meeting.  The articles in the Portland Business Journal and the Oregonian best describe the event and the movement.

27 september 2011

Do you work with low-income families and people living in poverty? Have you heard about Poverty Bridge’s Opportunity Conferences? Watch this video explaining the Opportunity Conference process and how it effectively moves people out of poverty, featuring Donna Beegle.

20 september 2011

Anne’s interview with the Prison Pipline program on KBOO has been posted online. Have a listen and learn more about the Re-entry Transition Center.

15 september 2011

Register now for Communication Across Barrier’s Fall term Poverty 101 online class! The course provides a grounded understanding of how we have come to our current ideas about poverty and what we can do to more effectively eradicate it.  The course is set up around weekly readings and activities. Students are able to login at any time during the day or night to participate. Portland State University offers three graduate or undergrad college credits.

For more information:  http://combarriers.com/online_courses

"The Poverty 101 course through PSU complements Dr. Beegle’s trainings with an interactive curriculum that provokes self-exploration and challenges your true perceptions about poverty" (Nonprofit administrator, Salem, OR).

26 august 2011

Libbi will be on the selection committee this year for the City of Portland's 'Making a Difference Awards'.  Look for the winners to be announced at the Connecting Communities Event on Thursday, October 20 at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree.

24 august 2011

Anne will be speaking again on KBOO’s Prison Pipeline.  Tune in September 16 at 6:00 p.m. to 90.7 FM in Portland.  (You can still listen to Anne’s interview from last year on KBOO’s site.)

24 june 2011

Learn from an expert. Dr. Donna Beegle is holding two intensive workshops in Portland in August designed for professionals working to break the cycle of poverty.  Learn how to more effectively assist people in moving out and staying out of poverty. For more information, go to www.combarriers.com or call 503-590-4599.

21 june 2011

Anne to speak on reentry at the Association of Oregon Counties convention on August 8 - that means every county commissioner in the state will be present to hear her speak.  No pressure, Anne!

15 june 2011

ILR will celebrate their annual “Roll in the Park” event Saturday, July 23.  Contact Cindy Bobzien at cindyb@ilr.org for more information.  We helped create the event back in 2006 and are delighted that it is still going strong.

20 may 2011

Check out this quick recap of the Revisioning Value conference we spoke at in March.

1 march 2011

Did you know nonprofits are allowed to make money?  It’s not crazy talk – it’s good practice.  Join us at the Revisioning Value Conference, March 7-8 in Portland.  Anne will be speaking on March 7 about developing new income streams for your nonprofit.

21 february 2011

Do you have a terrible tween that needs some help with his manners? Perhaps you need a little help with your social graces? (think meetings and interviews) Urban Bridges is offering Etiquette Boot Camps for children and adults this Spring Break that can whip anyone in to shape.  Contact us if you are interested in attending.  Or, join us in sponsoring the cost for a child or adult to attend.

17 february 2011

Come support Mercy Corps Northwest's LIFE program at our inaugural fundraiser, concert, & auction. MCNW tells us to expect “a night full of delectable food, great music, elegant wine tasting, and a silent auction offering items for the foodie, tourist, adventurer, wine lover, and hedonist alike.”  The event is Saturday, March 12 – so click here to register soon.

14 february 2011

Community Vision is partnering with Portland Center Stage to offer $5 off your ticket to One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.  Enter the code “RATCHED” online or mention this offer on the phone.   *Valid for any performance Feb. 26 – Mar. 20.

31 january 2011

Low entertainment budget? Anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP) and has an Oregon Trail Card can take their family and friends to the Symphony for $5?
Twelve of Portland's classical music groups are offering $5 concert tickets for select performances now through July! Please be sure to share this with friends, colleagues, clients and customers. Go to goclassicalpdx.org for more information.

26 october 2010

Anne will be speaking at two workshops for the Out4Life Conference:
Building Re-Entry Coalitions from 10:30am-12pm and
Creating Re-Entry Centers from 2:30-4pm
Click here for info on the conference

30 august 2010

If you’re near a radio at 6:30 tonight, tune in to KBOO (90.7 FM) to hear our own Anne O'Malley discuss re-entry issues. If you can’t listen live, check the "Prison Pipeline" show page for a link to listen online.

29 august 2010

Join us September 6 for the Hands Across the Bridge annual National Recovery Month event, where Anne O'Malley will be one of a group of speakers.

5 august 2010

Did you catch the quick mention in the Portland Business Journal about the Connecting Communities Coalition for the support they’ve received from The Standard?

24 may 2010

Anne is currently working on draft legislation with the Governor's Re-entry Council that would increase support for our fellows coming out of institutions back into the community.

21 may 2010

Anne will be taking on the role of Chair for the Public Policy Committee for the Connecting Communities Coalition. (Be sure to check out the Coalition's new Website at www.thecccoalition.org.)

13 may 2010

Mercy Corps Northwest is hiring a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Re-entry Transition Center. Click here to read the full description or to apply. Good luck!

29 april 2010

Libbi recently became Chair of the Marketing Resource Team for SVP Portland and is working on projects with Listen to Kids and Portland Reading Foundation.

23 april 2010

A little ink for our client PHC and Connecting Communities - the CC 2009 Event and Coalition were featured in the April edition of NISH Workplace. Click here to read the article. We look forward to bringing the same success to CC 2010!

19 november 2009

A product of CC09, the Connection Communities Coalition Coalition held its first meeting tonight. Learn how you can become part of the Coalition or follow its activities on the CC Coalition blog.

9 november 2009

Did you miss the inaugural Connecting Communities event? Check out photos and video of the event. You can also connect with CC on Facebook.

3 november 2009

ROAR Partner Harry Olsen of PHOENIX Rising Transitions got some ink recently - check out the article here. We love working with those who do good work.

1 november 2009

A big THANKS to Myhre Group Architects for donating seven PCs and nine monitors to the ROAR Transition Center. Myhre Group's generosity is making it possible for the RTC navigators to be even more effective in their work.

13 october 2009

Only two more days until Connecting Communities 2009! Read the article at OregonLive.com to learn how this event is helping to bring disability groups together.

5 october 2009

The ROAR Transition Center (a re-entry program) was featured in The Oregonian today. Read the article here.

30 september 2009

The new Portland Commission on Disability has been unveiled; both Anne and Joe VanderVeer were appointed as Commissioners. Learn more about the commission at the City of Portland Web site.

8 august 2009

Anne had the great pleasure of serving as a semi-finalist judge at The Bite's Iron Chef Oregon competition. She ate, drank and judged right next to Chef John and his lovely wife Sandy who run the exquisite French Italian restaurant, Newmans at 988, in Cannon Beach.

22 july 2009

Anne recently had the pleasure of moderating a legislative panel for the Columbia Corridor Association and, with any luck, befriended Senators Monroe and Anderson.

21 july 2009

Joe VanderVeer has recently joined us. We’re looking forward to putting his computer, design and writing skills to good use.

15 june 2009

More re-entry work news: in June, our own Anne O’Malley and Doug Cooper of Mercy Corps Northwest gave the keynote speech at Irvington Covenant CDC's annual dinner. Anne spoke about second chances, the state of our corrections system and a better way to work with those trying to re-gain entrance into our communities. Doug introduced the ROAR Alliance (Re-entry Organizations and Resources), a collaboration of 45 agencies, companies, and community organizations working on the re-entry continuum. The ROAR Alliance, chaired by Doug and Anne, has been meeting now for more than two years.

2 june 2009

Libbi Loseke Winter is an active member of Social Venture Partners Portland and recently finished creating a marketing plan for SVPP Investee, the Child Care Improvement Project with a team of SVPP Partners.

15 may 2009

The ROAR Transition Center (RTC), created by the ROAR Alliance, has been awarded a coveted United Way Community Investment grant and will open on August 17. The RTC will use national evidence based practices to run a re-entry transition center for our folks who are coming out of institutions wanting to start a new life in our community.


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