Building Rural Communities through Leadership Development

RDI believes that effective, diverse, and collaborative leadership is essential to vital rural communities, and we believe that leadership can be an intentional and learned skill.
Rural communities throughout our region have knowledgeable and skilled leaders who work together to make a difference across the Pacific Northwest. RDI works to make sure rural places can continue to grow by partnering with communities to train and mentor emerging leaders.
RDI’s Rural Community Leadership Program has reached more than 350 communities and 9,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Training rural leaders to build community capacity and create community vitality.

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Ready, Set, Grant!

Building the skills of nonprofit organizations to develop successful grant proposals.

Latinx Leadership

Strengthening community through a curriculum specifically adapted for, and to be delivered to, Latino community members.