Catalyzing Community Prosperity

Join with other community leaders at the Catalyzing Community Prosperity Conference for three days of exciting learning at the Oregon Garden, February 3-5.

WealthWorks Northwest

WealthWorks improves rural livelihoods with an innovative approach to economic development that creates lasting wealth in rural communities.

Regards to Rural 2015

Save the date to join us in beautiful central Oregon to renew your energy, share practices, and spark innovative ideas for strengthening your rural community.

Latest News


Metro America is back to par with pre-recession employment, but rural counties are still behind.


Today and tomorrow we're delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in North Klamath County, North Lincoln County, and Wild Rivers Coast South.


Northeast Oregon Community Capital Collaborative is offering a series of local investing workshops in January in La Grande for people who want to learn more about local investing—as an investor, business owner, or both.

Let Us Help Your Community

Watch our video to discover how RDI builds leadership networks and communities, helping people realize the potential for success and vitality where they live. 

Our Projects

The Learn By Doing workshop series is designed to help beginning and intermediate grant writers working in nonprofit organizations increase their skills at developing project proposals and successfully plan, write and attain grant funding from local and regional funding sources. The 20 hours of... Learn more

The Ford Institute Leadership Program serves rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, through a five-year series of training programs based on the belief that vital rural communities develop from a broad base of knowledgeable, skilled, and motivated leaders, a diversity of... Learn more