News

03/09/15

Wallowa/Lostine Ford Institute Leadership Program's “Light the Night” project to install night lighting at the Wallowa High School football field will allow more parents and supporters to attend games after work.

03/04/15

Registration is now open for Regards to Rural 2015 to be held in beautiful Bend, OR, June 26-27, 2015, with a pre-session on June 25.

03/02/15

Recruitment is now open for fall 2015 Ford Institute Leadership Program classes.

02/28/15

Today we're delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in Baker County, Coquille Valley, Damascus/Boring, Grants Pass, and South Lincoln County, and we're in Silverton for a mini-session.

02/26/15

The Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness program is a six-month incubator for nonprofits looking to learn about baseline best practices for technology projects and system management. Deadline to apply is March 13.

02/20/15

Today and tomorrow we'll be delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in McMinnville, OR, and we'll be delivering the Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program in Walla Walla, WA.

02/19/15

On February 25, Klamath Falls will be holding an Economic Vitality Summit with a focus on creating new local investment funds, existing local funding resources, and available support for business expansion and start up development. Pre-registration is required.

02/13/15

Visit RDI's Facebook page for an opportunity to win a discounted registration to the Regards to Rural conference. We hope you'll join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon, this June for R2R 2015.

02/06/15

The 2016 budget released Monday by the White House contains good news for rural Oregon as it calls for the reauthorization of timber payments and changes to funding for fighting wildfires.

02/06/15

RDI has been serving rural communities in the Pacific Northwest for over 23 years, and we recently found ourselves in the news regarding Cylvia Hayes and her role at RDI. Ms. Hayes was hired by RDI Executive Director, Craig Smith, to explore clean economy options for rural communities. Her salary was paid from our own unrestricted net assets, and RDI’s state revenue was not influenced by Ms. Hayes’ employment. Our leadership and development trainings, grant writing workshops, and other programs, along with our role as neutral convener, enable us to continue to be a resource that rural communities can trust.

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