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Community Solution: Restorative Justice

Welcome to our first Community Solutions blog, a place where we will periodically explore the important work RVC partners are doing to transform communities! Today’s conversation centers around Restorative Justice […]

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Impact Stories…featuring RVC Staff!

These are the 3 conversations (in comic form!) we shared through our Holiday Year-End campaign. We reflected on our own experiences as staff, on the transformative nature of our work that shows […]

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2022 Staff Learning & Celebration!

And, that’s a WRAP! 2022 was a year of big challenges, surprises, learning, and growth at RVC. We moved into a shared executive leadership and deepened our distributed leadership structure […]

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How I Made Remote Onboarding Work for Me

To many folks in my circle, I am the quintessential job hopping millennial. After only a few years of using my undergrad degree and a nasty case of burnout, I […]

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Making Philanthropy More Equitable: Introducing the Equitable Grantmaking Continuum

At RVC, we have worked with dozens of grassroots nonprofits of color over many years. Some of those organizations have thrived, others have folded. When it comes to building healthy organizations, there is no substitute for visionary leadership and dedicated, driven staff, but every organization we work with has this. So what does it mean when nonprofits have talented staff and a strong mission, yet still don’t thrive? The answer: it boils down to funding.

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How do you build leaderful organizations?

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!

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Community Care During the Pandemic: We Are in This Together

No matter the obstacles, what was needed was action. As the president of the two-year-old PTSA at Rainier View Elementary School, Sarena Li said the reasons her initiative aims to support families in need are simple

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Reflection on Ramadan during quarantine

“It is a month of rejuvenation, a month for a second chance. It reminds me of my purpose on this earth and encourages me to reset my goals and intentions, so another year doesn’t slip by without fully living it.”

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We need to retain and invest in our staff during this crisis

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?

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