At RCRG, a big part of what we do is capacity building. When we say that, though, we're often met with blank stares. What does it mean to build community capacity? Well, our focus, specifically, is the voluntary sector, where building capacity means growing Richmond's volunteer base, and enhancing the ability of local non-profit organizations to recruit, train, and engage volunteers.
We created Leadership Richmond - which comprises three programs - to carry out this important work.
Entering its 16th year, Youth Now is a unique, made-in-Richmond youth leadership program, offering high school graduates under the age of 28 an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in community development and engagement.
Over the course of the year-long program, participants enhance their leadership and networking skills through a series of conferences, covering topics like strategic planning, fund development, and board governance. Just as important, participants get to contribute to their community in a meaningful way, by designing and developing a community project.
To apply for the 2020-21 Leadership Richmond - Youth Now cohort, simply download an application form. We encourage applicants to submit applications early as program space is limited. The Application deadline is Tuesday, September 8, at 5:00pm.
For more information on Youth Now, check out this year's program brochure.
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Richmond is full of generous businesses that support a wide range of community causes. But how can they ensure that their support is resulting in the greatest possible impact? That's where the Richmond Caring Companies program comes in. We work with local businesses to develop and implement community engagement strategies, tailored to each company's resources and philanthropic goals.
As part of the program, we also organize an annual Day of Caring, giving businesses, their employees, and their families a chance to take part in a volunteer service project.
To find out how the Caring Companies program can help your business enhance its community involvement, call 604-279-7020.
Under the umbrella of Community, we offer a variety of training opportunities for the non-profit sector - everything from two-hour workshops to our six-week Volunteer Management Training Series. Whether you're a seasoned non-profit professional, or are just getting started in the field, attending our training is a great way to gain new knowledge and skills that you can put into practice at your organization.
To view a complete listing of our workshops and courses, and to register, visit our Training Centre.