RVC is not a perfect organization. We’ve struggled our way through so many weird and unexpected challenges. Building something so different from the mainstream nonprofit has resulted in both wild […]
Now that RVC has a formal Co-Executive Director structure, that tends to be what people focus on. While our Co-EDs are an important part of the picture, the truth of […]
Recently, RVC was working with a partner organization that was in the midst of moving from a volunteer-led to a staff-led structure. So we revisited an older yet still very […]
Have you ever been in a group that’s trying to make a decision, and struggling? Something as simple as choosing a restaurant for dinner can become incredibly frustrating. The same […]
While there are many ways one can describe liberation, in its simplest terms, liberation is the experience of wholeness, freedom, justice, and thriving. Liberatory leadership invites leaders to operationalize this […]
When we tell people that we have moved to a four Co-Executive Director model, often the first reaction is a mind-boggled stare: “You have four people doing the Executive Director […]
I’m still the Interim ED of RVC. Which was not the plan. When we first discussed extending the timeline, I was opposed. Dominant culture norms made me assume that was a bad thing – we need to change quickly! Be efficient!
I keep asking myself: A year from now, what will nonprofits wish we would have done right now? What mistakes do we need to avoid? What difficult decisions should we make? What opportunities could come from this?
As you may have heard, our wonderful founding Executive Director, Vu Le, has retired from RVC, closing out his time at the hilarious Vu’s Vegan Roast event on February 22nd
A classic stereotype in the nonprofit sector is the Stressed-Out Executive Director. We all know them. They are working long hours, pulled in too many directions, have an overflowing inbox, […]
The biggest reason why people leave organizations is because they don’t like their supervisor. Strong supervision is an investment in your employees’ growth, which not only strengthens your organization but […]
In a past work life, I participated in an excruciating process of clarifying Who Decides What, When, and How facilitated by a well-meaning consultant using some iteration of the DARCI grid. […]