Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to fall 2024.

April Partner Highlights: Surge Reproductive Justice

Is there something new that your team has been working on that you’d like folks in the community to know about? At Surge Reproductive Justice we are intentional about our […]

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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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Virtual wellness workshops for our communities

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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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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Three Ways to Honor POC Intellectual Labor

The Raw Watering of the Nonprofit Sector By Florence Sum, RVC Fellow, Rainier Valley Corps Raw water is natural water found in the environment that has not been treated and […]

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Karaoke, a Tool for Social Justice

A few months ago, RVC had a karaoke throwdown with Social Justice Fund Northwest, initiated by our Capacity Building Coach Uma Rao. About 20 of us—staff and board members from […]

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