Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to fall 2024.

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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The Executive Director Job Is Impossible

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, […]

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