Adding Calendar Entries
Log in to your editor account
Go to “Pages” in the navigation section
Scroll down to the “NOT LINKED” section
Click on “Events” and a list of Upcoming Events should appear
Click on the “+” next to the EVENTS and gear icon
Enter the event title
Below the title choose the right date for the event
Enter the starting time
Enter the end time (the date will stay the same)
In the description field you can enter info received through the event email, a Facebook event posting, etc.
Move to the Options tab
Click on “add an image” and choose an image that can be downloaded from their Facebook event page or another online source (the org logo, for example, or a screen shot of a digital flyer, etc.)
Move to the Location tab
Enter the event address
Click “Save and Publish”
Where to Check for New Events
RVO becomes aware of new events to share with the community via several different avenues:
through Facebook posts that we come across
through responses to our MailChimp newsletter that we send out to local refugee-related organizations that want to let us know of upcoming events that we then share with others
through word of mouth, a WhatsApp group, etc.
We recommend checking every week with the following local groups to see when & if they have upcoming events that qualify for mentioning on our calendar:
African Youth and Community Organization: Facebook
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon: Facebook
Butterfly Boxes: Facebook
CAIRO - Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization: Facebook
Catholic Charities of Oregon: Facebook
Ecumenical Ministry of Oregon: Facebook
Hope for Health PDX: Facebook
Islamic Social Services of Oregon State: Facebook
Lutheran Community Services of the Northwest: Facebook
MultCo Global: Facebook
Muslim Educational Trust: Facebook
PDX Friends of Refugees: web (no frequent updates)
People Places Things: Facebook group
Portland Meet Portland: Facebook
Portland Refugee Support Group: Facebook
Refugee Care Collective: web (no frequent updates)
Refugee Center Online: Facebook
RIHO (Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization): Facebook
RISE (Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment): Facebook
Russian Oregon Social Services: Facebook
Unite Oregon: Facebook
World Oregon: Facebook
Adding Past Events
step by step instructions
Log in to your editor account
From the "pages" tab, go to the "not linked" section
You will find a folder called "past events" that has a lot of pages subdivided under it
Scroll down and click on "add page" in that section
Choose "gallery" and add a title based on "year month title" method of titling
Drag the photos from the place where you have them stored over to the section that says "add photos"
next, click on the gear icon for settings in the area above the photos where the title is listed
add something to the description
copy and past the "URL slug" somewhere where you can retrieve it later
proofread the post for accuracy, spelling, and photos
click on "pages" to go back
now click on "past events" in the upper section
hover the mouse over "2018 Events"
click "edit" and you'll see the "+" appear, click on the "+"
click on the image icon and drag it above the most recent event until a horizontal bar appears all the way across the white space
where it says "image", with "content" and "design", click on "design"
choose "collage", click "apply"
click "edit", then click on "add an image"
choose one of the photos you uploaded, but ensure the blue box doesn't cut off any faces, click "apply"
where it says "write here" on the blue box, put in the title
with the smaller text include the dates and location as is done on previous entries, then add "click here to see photos" like the others show. Highlight those words then click the chain link icon to hyperlink it.
Where "http" appears, paste the URL slug you copied in step 9
before that URL slug, add "http://www.refvol.org/"
Editing a Page
Hold your mouse over the area you want to edit
a box should appear that says Volunteer Opportunites EDIT | BANNER | SETTINGS
click on EDIT and the area should turn grey
a box shows up that says SAVE CANCEL and a + on the far right
click on the + (which means add something new)
under BASIC drag the "a" text block down to where you want it (above that first line maybe)
a black line will appear above the greyed out line. release your mouse.
it says "write here"
write your text or copy and paste
you will want to change the type of POSTED: DATE to be Header 3
in order to differentiate it from the other text, you may need to put in a hard break with your enter button
if you do a shift + enter that puts less of a paragraph break, but more like a line break (good for when you want something on the next line, but not 2 spaces down)
to add an image, go back to the + and click image
drag it into the text box and put it on the lefthand side
it will be bigger than you want, but that's ok - just add the image (I usually go to their Facebook page and grab their logo)
I don't usually want any text below the image, so I choose "Design" then where it says "caption below" I change it to "Do Not Display Caption"
insert that and resize by dragging the image block so it looks like the others
if you need to delete the block, a trash can will appear when you hold your mouse over that area you are editing