Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to September 8th, 2024!

January 2022 Newsletter

💬RVC FELLOWSHIP INFO SESSIONS💬 We’ll be hosting several info sessions to answer all of your questions about our Community Impact Fellowship! You’ll meet with our program staff and hear directly […]

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RVC Redesigned: Our New Organizational Chart

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 […]

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December 2021 Newsletter

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉 Can you believe it? We’re only $3,210 away from reaching our goal of raising $50,000 this holiday season!! Today is the last day to give […]

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November 2021 Newsletter

❤️ #GIVINGTUESDAY This year, let’s make #GivingTuesday the official start to the giving season! Does your wishlist look similar to ours? 2022 Wishlist: ⭐ Model and implement healthy organizational changes ⭐ Foster […]

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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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So You’re Asked to Represent Your Community

3 Ways to Answer the Question, “Do I have capacity for that?” By Uma Rao, Rainier Valley Corps Capacity Building Coach In my work as a Capacity Building Coach, I […]

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