Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner, which means that not only is the temperature rising, but so are the opportunities and events to take part in to engage with the wonderful communities that we work with! In this month’s newsletter, we highlight a couple of successful fundraising efforts, including […]
By Uma Rao, RVC’s Former Capacity Building Coach Readers, I offer this to you right away: This post might raise more questions than offer solutions. Hang in there, and stay with me because the questions are juicy! It all began a few months ago, I wrote a blog post asking the nonprofit sector if we […]
Mohamed Shidane is a Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) Community Impact Fellow who was placed at the Somali Health Board (SHB), and who continually makes a great impact to his organization and within the Somali community. SHB is an organization that focuses on helping Somali immigrant and refugees by eliminating and reducing health disparities. It was founded in 2012 by a group of Somali health professionals.
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 have come to understand that at its core, my job often comes down to helping organizations and their leaders figure out how to find the […]
By Uma Rao, Rainier Valley Corps Capacity Building Coach Watching Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to our Supreme Court sent me spiraling to very angry places. Did this happen to you, too? Everyone I spoke to about this was angry. Many felt betrayed and doubted if we are even a Democracy anymore. Many wondered where due process […]