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Mercy Corps NW

43 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

Mercy Corps Northwest helps low-income individuals in Oregon and Washington to improve their lives through small business and self-employment.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 13 2010
    Tweet, Tag, Post, & Friend: New Research on Nonprofit Use of Social Media

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    Are social media channels working to help nonprofits engage their current audience? Recruit new supporters? Raise money? Idealware’s Andrea Berry will talk through the results of six months of social media research. She will cover what tools nonprofits are using, how well they think they work, and what specific goals each can help nonprofits accomplish. Talking through tools including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, blogs, photo sharing, and video sharing sites, Andrea will discuss ways to help nonprofits decide which channels are right for them.

    Agenda: 5:30 - Networking 6:00 - Presentation by Andrea Berry 6:30 - 7:15 Group Discussion 7:15-7:30 Networking

    Andrea Berry, Idealware’s Director of Partnership and Learning, oversees Idealware’s fundraising and training activities, including the Field Guide to Nonprofit Software, training and online seminars. Prior to joining Idealware, Andrea held fundraising positions in education, health research and at museums, and has taught math, performing arts and history in traditional and non-traditional educational settings.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 3 2010
    Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Social Media

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    A step-by-step setup guide on how to get new customers and increase revenue with smart use of social media marketing sites, including: LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Blogs, Biznik, and other social media sites.

    Using a step-by-step training and demonstrations and learn how to implement social media marketing in your business.

    1. What is Social Media Marketing?

    2. Social Media Marketing Defined

    3. Traditional Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing

    4. Market Research and Market Demographics

    5. Top 100 Websites

    6. Top Social Media Websites

    7. Demographics for Top Social Media Websites

    8. Cost of Social Media Marketing

    9. Your website and Social Media Marketing

    10. Registering Your Website with the Search Engines

    11. Registering Your Website with the Directories

    12. How to Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Business

    13. Searching for your Social Media User Name

    14. Discuss demographics, how to setup accounts and how to use YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Facebook and more

    15. Using Aggregators to Post to Many Sites and the Same Time

    16. Ways to Promote Your Social Media

    17. Links to Reference Information

    Speaker: Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies, including a website design and hosting company. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 20 2010
    Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Successful Selling

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    You can’t escape it, you must sell! Learn practical sales strategies for business. Watch real-life sales demonstrations to really learn how to sell. You will learn the following and more:

    • Identify customer needs.
    • See benefits
    • Varied sales approaches that work.
    • Handling sales objections.
    • Secrets to closing the sale. Last time we did this class, participants commented that: "So much was helpful - in helping me focus on tools and seeing what I already do well" "I'm not good at marketing or sales so I liked the fact that it covered the basics and offered more"

    Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    You can sign up online. Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) with questions. Check our website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) the day of the event for any cancellation notices and mercycorpsnw.wordpress.com for more info about seminars. Ticket Info: $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members

    SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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  • Monday
    Jul 19 2010
    Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Write It Ritch!

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    Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., shows you how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Together you’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention. Susan Rich is a business writer, editor, and writing consultant with 20+ years of experience.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 13 2010
    7/13 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Website Search Engine Optimization

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    Having a website is not enough. You need a website that attracts new business. Learn the most important ways to optimize your website for the search engines and others ways to use your website for growing your business.

    Using step-by-step training and demonstrations, learn how to optimize a website:
    -Effective word and phrase selection -How to submit your website to the search engines -Optimization tools, techniques, and tips -Using title, keyword, and description tags -Word placement and density strategies -Inbound and outbound links -Helpful website tools and software -Strategies for promoting your website

    Checklists and forms are provided to workshop attendees.

    Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 23 2010
    Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Social Media

    Mercy Corps NW

    A step-by-step setup guide on how to get new customers and increase revenue with smart use of social media marketing sites, including: LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Blogs, Biznik, and other social media sites.

    Speaker: Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies, including a website design and hosting company. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.


    Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    You can sign up online. Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) with questions. Check our website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) the day of the event for any cancellation notices and mercycorpsnw.wordpress.com for more info about seminars.

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  • Monday
    May 24 2010
    5/24 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Website Optimization

    Mercy Corps NW

    Having a website is not enough. You need a website that attracts new business. Learn the most important ways to optimize your website for the search engines and others ways to use your website for growing your business.

    Using step-by-step training and demonstrations, learn how to optimize a website:
    -Effective word and phrase selection -How to submit your website to the search engines -Optimization tools, techniques, and tips -Using title, keyword, and description tags -Word placement and density strategies -Inbound and outbound links -Helpful website tools and software -Strategies for promoting your website

    Checklists and forms are provided to workshop attendees.

    Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

    SIGN UP ONLINE

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  • Thursday
    Mar 4 2010
    3/4 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Successful Selling

    Mercy Corps NW

    Selling your products and services is essential for small business owners. Learn effective and easy to use sale techniques and how to handle sales objections.

    Learn practical sales strategies for business. Watch practical real-life sales demonstrations to really learn how to sell. You will learn the following and more:

    • Identify customer needs.
    • Varied sales approaches that work.
    • Creating a Sales Manual.
    • Exhibits and documentation.
    • Handling sales objections.
    • Secrets to closing the sale.

    Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. Sign up online on our website or contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080)to RSVP.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 3 2009
    Phoenix Fund, Mercy Corps presents Cross-Border Social Entrepreneurship in Kashmir

    Mercy Corps NW

    The 62-year old Kashmir Conflict is one of the most intractable in the world. Increasingly, India and Pakistan have shown a greater willingness to consider fresh ideas for resolving the dispute. One of the most promising developments in recent years has been their amenability to hold dialogue on normalizing the situation in the Kashmir region through enhanced economic and human interaction between the Pakistani and Indian-administered parts of Kashmir.

    Mercy Corps' Regional Program Director, Michael Bowers, has on-the-ground experience in this part of the world, and is recently returned from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Come hear Michael speak about what Mercy Corps is doing in these regions, and how the Phoenix Fund is in an innovative position to make economic and social changes to the Kashmir region.

    This event is being hosted by Mercy Corps in it's new building located at 28 SW First Avenue in the historic Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.

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  • Monday
    Nov 2 2009
    11/2 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Social Network Marketing

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    Monday, November 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm.

    Do you want to know what Social Network Marketing is, and how to utilize it to effectively increase sales in your business? This training will cover:

    • Introduction to Social Media Marketing * Social Media tools & applications * How to measure marketing campaigns * Viral marketing campaigns * And anything else 2 hours will allow

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check or cash please). At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) to RSVP. Check website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) day of the event for any cancellation notices.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 27 2009
    10/27 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Legal Matters for Your Small Business

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    Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00-7:30pm.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check or cash please). At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

    Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) to RSVP. Check website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) day of the event for any cancellation notices.

    Eric Helmy from Northwest Business Law Clinic will discuss how the law impacts all areas of your business. You will learn about the most common legal business problems, and how to avoid them. He will also tell you where to find legal assistance.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 14 2009
    10/14 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - How to Make a Great Presentation

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    It's time to come out from behind your desk and meet your audience. In this hands-on workshop, learn 10 essential tips for making powerful presentations, whether it's to a client, your staff, or an auditorium of potential investors. Discover how to give presentations that serve your audience and present your message with confidence and ease. Topics include how to:

    -Structure the content of a presentation

    -Use clear language that avoids jargon and paints pictures

    -Manage nerves and anxiety

    -Handle inevitable mishaps with ease

    -Rehearse like a pro

    Ticket Info: $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check/cash. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

    Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) to RSVP. Check website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) day of the event for any cancellation notices.

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  • Monday
    Oct 5 2009
    10/5 Mercy Corps NW: Blogging for your Small Business

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    Blogs are powerful and cost-effective marketing tools any microenterprise can use. In this seminar, you will learn how to use a blog to attract clients, build your reputation, and showcase your expertise. You will leave with tips and advice on setting up a blog, managing and promoting it efficiently, and writing engaging content.

    With presenter Peter Korchnak, principal of the local sustainable marketing consultancy Semiosis Communications, blogger at the Sustainable Marketing Blog, and speaker. For more information: www.semiosiscommunications.com

    Seminars are $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. They are held in our brand new and improved classroom space at 43 SW Naito in downtown Portland.

    Please contact Anu at asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080 to register, and check the website the day of the event for any cancellation notices.

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  • Monday
    Sep 21 2009
    9/21 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Writing for the Internet

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    Write it Rich! Real-world Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers

    Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., shows you how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Together you’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention. Susan Rich is a business writer, editor, and writing consultant with 20+ years of experience.

    $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (cash or check) with all proceeds going to MCNW programs. Held in our brand new and improved classroom space at 43 SW Naito in downtown Portland. Please contact Anu at asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080 to RSVP.

    http://writeitrich-tipsforreluctantwriters.blogspot.com/

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  • Monday
    Sep 15 2008
    Marketing with web 2.0: Connect and share to build community

    Mercy Corps NW

    What is web 2.0 and why is it important for your organization? Why and how should you share content and collaborate online? To blog or not to blog? How can social networking and social bookmarking help promote your business or cause? An introduction to social media for nonprofits and microbusinesses.

    Presenter: Peter Korchnak, Semiosis Communications, holistic and sustainable marketing solutions helping socially responsible organizations differentiate themselves and cultivate community support. More at SemiosisCommunications.com.

    RSVP: Sarah Chenven, schenven@mercycorpsnw.org or Peter Korchnak, info@semiosiscommunications.com.

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