Re-electing Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley

I’m standing with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for another 4 years. We’re lucky to have him. Here are some pumpkins we made for him during the first election! Enjoy

Past Newsletters – The Eleven

Thank goodness for the way back machine! If you’re curious what I was thinking in the past, here’s a pretty good collection of my newsletters. Thanks, readers!

March 2012 – 3.11.12 March 2012
February 2012 – 2.11.12 Val Day 2012
January 2012 – 1.11.12 Happy New Year!
December 2011 – 12.11.11 Year in Review
November 2011 – 11.11.11
October 2011 – My friend Amira and approaching 11.11.11
September 2011 – Back from the Burn, 2011 – 9/11/2011 
August 2011 – Do something big, NOW!- 8/11/2011 
July 2011 – Do something big, NOW! – 7/11/2011 
June 2011 – Birthday re-cap, revolutionary articles – 6/11/2011 
April 2011 – 4/27/2011 – Life through the facebook fan page
3/11/2011 – 3/11/2011 – March Forth, March 2011’s 11!
2/11/2011 – 2/11/2011 – Valentine’s 11!
1/11/2011 – 1/11/2011 – Prospero Ano Nuevo!
12/11/2010 – 12/11/2010 – End of 2010 – Happy Hannukah!
11/11/2010 – 11/11/2010 – Kaufman’s 50th
Oct 2010 – Oct 2010 – Register to Vote, Voting Party, Election 2010
Sept 2010 – Sept 2010 – back from the Burn
August 2010 – August 2010 – Variety Pack and Beloved write-up
July 2010 – July 2010
June 2010 – June 2010
May 2010 – May 2010 Birthday Email
April 2010 – April 2010: DC Visit Re-cap
March 2010 – March 2010 – Tulips and Dafodils edition
February 2010 – February 2010 – Smoothie Recipe
December 2009 December 2009
November 2009 – November 2009
October 2009 – October 2009
August 2009 – August 2009
Summer 2009 e-letter – Summer from Albertideation
Happy Earth Day e-letter for April 09 – Happy Earth Day 09
The Eleven for March 09, – The Eleven
The Eleven for January 09, – The Eleven
The Eleven for December 08, – The Eleven
The Eleven for November 08, – The Eleven

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Slideshow on Facebook 7.12.12

I gave a talk as part of a Constant Contact presentation at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland, on Thursday, July 12th, 2012. Here’s the Facebook slideshow I prepared. Enjoy!

Occupy Portland and Beyond

Occupy Portland10/18/11 – Great Article by Chris Hedges – A Movement Too Big To Fail http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_movement_too_big_to_fail_20111017/

There’s something going on around here“, quotes Paul Krugman of the NYT. There’s some great writing about this movement and some great activism going on right now.  I thought I’d share what I’m finding.  In no particular order:

9/23 – Video of Occupy WallStreet – well done photographically…

A list/map of all Occupy Groups in the world.  Livestream of the Occupy PDX happenings.

Blog post by Chris Hedges on the People’s Republic of Portland blog – a great read as is everything he writes, IMHO.

YES Magazine author Sarah Van Gelder’s Article: Where the 99% Get Their Power: “The protests are giving the unemployed, the uninsured, the evicted, indebted students, homeless veterans, and would-be retirees a place to break out of their isolation. OccupyWallStreet shows that millions share their hardships and are standing up. Transforming shame, self-doubt, and isolation into solidarity unleashes enormous power.”

Occupy PortlandOrion Magazine’s, Christopher Ketcham’s Reign of the 99 Percenters

A list of needs of the Occupy Portland folks.  I’m sure this list is still pretty current.  Food, Shelter, Clothing are generally always needed.

Popular saying: Dear 1%, We fell asleep for a while. We just woke up. Sincerely, the 99%

Great photos from NYC protests



The Nation – http://www.thenation.com/article/163844/occupy-wall-street-most-important-thing-world-now 

Community Benefit Concert – December 11th

Community Benefit Concert
December 11, 2010
7-10pm
First Unitarian Church of Portland – Main Street Sanctuary
1211 SW Main Street
…Portland, Oregon

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160230047347743

Our friend, Steve Bennett, has cancer. Steve has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the past month and has been weathering it well. As a result of having taken time off from work to deal with these health issues, and having taken a substantial hit during the recent financial crisis, Steve could really use our help right now.

For more background information on Steve and how to contribute please visit: http://tinyurl.com/stevebennett2


$11 suggested donation (additional donations welcome and noone turned away for lack of funds)

Volunteers welcome – contact albertkaufman@gmail.com to find out how

Performers include:

Jaya Lakshmi – kirtan – http://jayalakshmi.net/
Lewis Childs – singer-songwriter – http://lewischilds.com/
Jon Renschreiber – sound healing: http://www.shamanicvibrations.com/
Scott Snyder acoustic trio: http://www.scottsnyderlaw.com/
Albert Kaufman – singalongs! in a big church with 200 people – Yes!
David Franklin – Classical Guitar http://davidfranklin.org/
DJ Raku: ambiance and tunes throughout the night

http://www.eliotcenterportland.org/contact/directions-a-parking

Photography by Mandy Curtis: http://www.inessencephotography.com/

My handout on social networking from Our Community University session 1: 7/22/10

Hand out for presentation @ Our Community University class – July 22, 2010

Here you go!  Feel free to share this http://tinyurl.com/albertideationhandout

Albert Kaufman @ Albertideation – social networking guidance: http://albertideation.com

“Social networking is not just about selling, but about building relationships, sharing wonderful information, and developing trust.” http://www.socialmediaalacarte.com/

Social Networking – WHY?

  • It’s free
  • It’s easily accessible
  • It’s booming
  • It’s interesting

What social networking?

  • Facebook, FB Fan pages, FB ads and other pages (how to make a link using the @ sign ) (other interesting ways to link things)
  • Twitter
  • Linked In
  • Using ping.fm to link all of your social networks together
  • working as a team can improve your reach
  • Your team can be made up of friends or biz associates linking to one another’s work

How to be a good social networker?

  • Be friendly
  • Be upbeat
  • Be helpful, and make things easy for your friends/customers
  • Be useful
  • Show your best, positive side

When social networking?

Where social networking?

  • One page or many?
  • One account or many?
  • Advantage of doing it all yourself?
  • Advantage of hiring someone to do some of it for you?
  • Easy Access – from anywhere, just need a laptop or mobile device

Who uses social networking?

  • Small businesses
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Causes
  • Big Business is getting on board and playing the game

Email marketing

  • Why use email marketing?
  • Harvesting your email list and that of your associates to build your business and reach. How to?
  • I recommend a monthly e-letter (does not have to be extensive – can point to blog posts, links you find interesting, a few pictures – a way to keep people interested)
  • My affiliate link for Constant Contact :

o   http://tinyurl.com/constantcontact-albertkaufman

  • My affiliate link for Mad Mimi:

o   http://tinyurl.com/madmimi-albertkaufman

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What I offer @ Albertideation:

  • Consultation on all of the above – Price/package menu available @ http://albertideation.com
  • One on one training/tutoring
  • Presentations to group audiences
  • Best practices information for websites
  • Website creation & maintenance on WordPress
  • Small business marketing and promotion

Contact me @ albertkaufman@gmail.com or 503-358-0029 to set up a time to get together.   Referrals welcome

Our Community University


Our Community University: Thriving in a Changing World: Class 1: Thursday, July 22nd, 10am-3pm

Our Community University: Thriving in a Changing World

In the spirit of sharing our creative energy and knowledge with one another. I have gathered together with Michele Brooks, David Franklin and Noelani Rodriguez to bring you part one of Our Community University.  We all have interesting and important skills to share and I intend to create a series of gatherings for that purpose.  Since many of us have daytime hours free it makes sense to use that time to learn, compare notes, network, and grow ourselves and get better at what we do.  Here is the first offering.  I hope you will join us.  If you’re not able to come, please pass this invitation along to others who might benefit from 4 hours  of interesting information-sharing, networking and skill-building.  Also, if you’d like to become a presenter in this series, please let me know.  Here’s to our emotional, spiritual, and mental growth and thriving, in a changing world!

Day 1
Thursday, July 22nd, 10am-3pm (1 hour for lunch)
Cost: $10 per class or $35 for all 4. (come for one talk or all four) (checks and cash accepted)
Location: 1823 NE 13th Ave. (close to the 8, 9 bus and Red and Blue Max lines) (just north of the Lloyd Center, parking is easy)
Wi-Fi available
Tea available
Please RSVP to albertkaufman@gmail.com

Class 1: 10am-11am Albert Kaufman: Albertideation:

The Who What Where When How and Why of using Social Networking and Email marketing to promote yourself, your ideas and your business.  Albert teaches businesses and individuals how to use social networking to organize and promote ideas, causes, and improve your bottom line.  With 14 years of high-tech business he is familiar with a variety of software and how they can be networked for greater success.  To see what Albert is up to on a given day, find him @ work thinking @ http://albertideation.com

Class 2: 11am-12pm  Michele Brooks:

The life and times of an economic refugee or how to make money in South Korea.  Michele Brooks: http://abundancecompany.com/michele_brooks.htm

Lunch: 12-1pm (please bring your lunch, or there are many places nearby to pick up something to eat)

Class 3: 1-2pm: David Franklin: Radical Presence: Creating Authentic Community in the Midst of Global Change

In these rapidly changing times, we are being called into deep integrity. We have an opportunity to move beyond the addictions, distractions, and suffering that keeps us in separation, and to learn how to love one another.

Our modern times call for spiritual practices and lifestyles that serve both the self and the collective. It is time to move beyond our individualistic, fear-based ways of living, and come together in community to support one another. In order to do so, it is essential to learn and engage in practices that create relationships that are sustainable, co-creative, and call forth our gifts.

In this experiential presentation, we’ll talk about the shifts that are occurring in our society, and how they are creating an opportunity for us to show up more powerfully and thrive. We’ll also learn and practice ways of being in authentic presence and community with one another. You’ll leave with a sense of new possibilities, hope, and connection.

David Franklin is a spiritual activist devoted to creating a new paradigm for masculinity that includes living the embodied path of spirituality, sexuality, leadership, and presence. As an experienced facilitator and ordained minister, he is masterful at creating and holding safe space for transformative experiences that utilize practical, body-centered modalities and down-to-earth spirituality. For more information, visit http://www.RadicalMen.com

Class 4: 2-3pm  Noelani Rodriguez: The Quickest Way to Double Your Sales

These days, businesspeople are resorting to new strategies to attract customers in the New Economy–many are promoting Classes and other Promotional Events. The quickest way to double your sales is to double the effectiveness of your “Irresistible Offer,” or the way you describe your business. Whether you want to promote a class, a service or a product, you can sell yourself with an irresistible offer that no one can refuse.

As a Google Certified Consultant and $1M selling marketer, I have a proven track record with over 1 million ad clicks in the top 1% of ad profitability. Let’s have some fun as I show you how to double the effectiveness of your “9 second elevator speech,” honing it into an irresistible offer. Let’s play at doubling the effectiveness of your offer to double your sales!

Lani’s website: http://ebooks.thebestever.net/

3pm: schmooze, network, talk, compare notes, over tea, wine and bisquits

Our Community University