What is an Intertwine Project?
An Intertwine Project is an initiative, group, event, series of events, or any other activity that aligns with and advances The Intertwine Alliance vision and values. Intertwine Projects are a collaboration of at least three lead organizations. One of these three lead partners must be a full or sustaining partner of The Intertwine Alliance. By signing on as a lead partner, you commit to guide the project.
Added up, and through time, Intertwine Projects make a significant collective impact on our region.
Please see the column at right for a list of all Intertwine Projects.
Benefits of declaring an Intertwine Project
Designating your work an Intertwine Project has several benefits, including:
- Intertwine Projects are eligible for support from The Intertwine Alliance office. This may include communications, project management, technical assistance, connection to resources, help finding partners, and/or help securing funding. Please see project declaration form for the full list.
- The Intertwine Alliance website will provide a project page for all Intertwine Projects, increasing project visibility, goals and connections. When a project has its own website already, the Intertwine project page will link to it.
- Intertwine Projects are eligible to use The Intertwine brand, including the Intertwine Project logo, indicating that the project is part of a larger movement, connected to the broader community, and has goals and values that align with The Intertwine vision.
- Projects designated as “Intertwine” represent a level of quality that help them attract funding and support. We will provide letters of support for Intertwine Projects seeking grants or other types of funding.
Responsibilities of Intertwine Projects
Intertwine Project leaders are invited to quarterly gatherings that blend educational, networking and social elements. The gatherings allow leaders to connect their projects to similar efforts, improve project quality, and maintain relationships with other civic leaders. As part of being designated an Intertwine Project, the project agrees to send at least one of its leaders to the quarterly gatherings. Two of these meetings will be held in conjunction with Intertwine Alliance summits when possible. Intertwine Project leaders fill out a brief questionnaire at the end of each project, or once a year if the project is ongoing.
Intertwine Alliance support request
Our job is to help you make your Intertwine Project successful. Please let us know how we can help. Our resources are limited, so we may not be able to provide everything that you would like or need. But we will do our best to provide support from our office -- or help you find support from a community partner.
Support requests that align with priorities identified by The Intertwine Alliance Board will be given highest priority. These are:
- Health & Nature
- Equity & Inclusion
- Regional Funding Strategies
- Public Engagement (Our Common Ground Campaign)
- Implementing the Regional Conservation Strategy
We recognize some project leaders need very little from The Intertwine Alliance, but choose to declare their projects “Intertwine” to support and be part of the broader Intertwine movement. For those, we provide a listing on this website; help connect you to others doing similar work; and promote your project through our media channels -- but might not be otherwise involved.
PROJECT LEADER MEETINGS
Calling all current and prospective Intertwine Project leaders! Please join us at these quarterly gatherings for connection, learning, project support, lunch and fun.
Interested in declaring an Intertwine Project but not sure yet? We encourage you to join us to learn more.
Meetings are held at the David Evans & Associates building (home to The Intertwine Alliance):
SPRING: Thursday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A variety of funders -- including the Gray Family Foundation, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Metro and others -- will join us to share their goals and interests. Project leaders can speak to the funders directly about their collaborative efforts during roundtable discussions.
SUMMER: Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Word-class storyteller Will Hornyak will lead a workshop about furthering organizational and project success through the art of spinning a whopping good tale. It's guaranteed to be a lively and fun time.
From Irish folktales and Native American legends to Russian fairytales, Greek myths and original material, Will weaves a wide web of oral traditions into engaging performances, workshops and classes. He teaches storytelling in professional communication at Marylhurst University and assists corporate and non-profit organizations in telling the stories that reflect their values, vision and mission. Will has worked with the Portland based nonprofit Open Hearts Open Minds to integrate dialogue groups, storytelling and theatre into Oregon penitentiaries. A Young Audiences roster artist since 1997, Will was recently selected to perform at the National Storytelling Festival in October of 2016.
Please RSVP here by Tuesday, July 5.
FALL: Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Intertwine Alliance Fall Summit. Time to be announced.