A Clan With A Plan: Portland Etsy Team Town Hall Meeting

Inspired by the excitement surrounding I Heart Art: Portland and anxious to get the Portland Etsy Team back on it’s feet, we will be holding a Town Hall–style meeting for all members of the Portland Etsy Team on April 7th, 2010 at 7:30pm. We’ll be gathering in the Swigert Commons at PNCA (the same place as the I Heart Art: Portland Meet ‘n’ Greet) for a productive and guided discussion that will help us map out our future plans as a team!

The Portland Etsy Team has been a long-standing group of stellar Etsy sellers in a city where DIY culture thrives. Its membership has exploded, and in order to be beneficial to its 650+ members, we need to establish structure, organization, and set very clear goals for what we want to achieve. We want to gather as many members of the team under one roof as possible to maximize our potential!

We want to gauge the expectations of the members at large, both those that have been around since the team’s inception and those that have joined more recently. What support do the team members need from each other? How can the team aid the success of its members? What can we do locally? How can we work with other organizations? And who is going to help us do it?

The answers to all these questions and more are crucial to our ongoing success. But in order to help us guide the evening in an effective way, we’ve put together an online survey for everyone to fill out beforehand. Call it the Portland Etsy Team Census! It won’t take you long, and you’ll be thrilled you contributed! You can access the survey here. All we ask is that you complete it before March 26th. We’d also love it if you could RSVP here for the meeting so we know how many chairs to set up!

You may ask yourself, “Who is putting all this together?” or “Is there someone in charge here?”

We are Isaac (ibwatson), Shannon (rubygirl), Leah (leahpellegrini), Rebecca (slumptown), Cheryl (holdentees), Kirsten (piperewan), and Judi (curlygirlglass). We want to help make the team everything it hopes and dreams for. So help us help you!

To recapitulate:

Portland Etsy Team
Town Hall Meeting

April 7, 2010
7:30–9:30pm

Swigert Commons at PNCA
1241 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97209

Town Hall Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LYBQGXK
Event page with RSVP: http://pdxetsytownhall.eventbrite.com

March 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm 4 comments

Open Registration for Workshops 1 & 2

Registration is now open over at the I Heart Art: Portland website. Act quickly to sign up for either or both of the first two professional development workshops.

Workshops 1/2: “Selling on Etsy” and “What Is It?!”

March 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

Call for Volunteers!

We need volunteers to help out at the party at PNCA on Feb 26th.  Are you interested?  A volunteer shift would only last 1 hour or so, everyone will be able to have fun and mingle this way.

please let us know – comment here – leave your email address!

February 14, 2010 at 12:23 am 6 comments

I Heart Art: Portland Meet ‘n’ Greet

Curious about what we’ve some of us have been working on these past couple months? You may have heard whispers, rumors, or gossip, but this is for real. Etsy, PNCA, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Portland Etsy Team are teaming up and throwing a kick-off event for this amazing collaboration.

So come join us on the 26th of February, meet the people behind the organization, spread some Etsy love, and network your tails off! Morgan and Vanessa from Etsy HQ will be there too! So what are you waiting for? RSVP to the Facebook event page here, and mark it on your calendars. It’s gonna be a blast!

In the meantime, you can follow iHeartArtPDX on Twitter here, become a fan of it on Facebook here, and check out their blog/website here. Because we all heart art.

February 4, 2010 at 7:05 am 4 comments

The Portland Etsy Team is live again!

You found our new blog!

If you’re an Etsier in the Portland, OR area and want to join us, please visit our Etsy profile for more info. In the meantime, bookmark the site or add it to your favorite RSS reader, and keep up-to-date with everything we do.

We’ve been working hard over the last few months on some exciting projects in conjunction with Etsy headquarters, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and PNCA. Stay tuned for all the details!

February 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm 2 comments

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