Rebecca Reynolds initially founded RRC to serve the growing demand for her work after she ended an accomplished career in executive management of million dollar-plus nonprofit organizations.
Rebecca entered the nonprofit arena in Denver during the economic downturn of the ‘80s. Starting in the development department of the then 3-year old Opera Colorado, after 18 months, Rebecca was promoted to director of the department. She built the department into a major fundraising operation, created award-winning programming, was instrumental in the retirement of the company's $1 million debt and in building the board of directors to include substantial corporate membership.
After four years at the opera, Rebecca was recruited by Colorado Ballet to become its CEO. At the Ballet, Rebecca again built the development department and doubled Nutcracker ticket sales, both of which enabled the company to contract its dancers for a full 30-week season.
In these nonprofit organizations, Rebecca quickly learned the fundamental principles of nonprofit management, and specialized in turn-arounds and institution building based on highly successful fundraising, board development and financial management skills. After major achievements in these executive management positions, Rebecca recognized that her interests and abilities were uniquely suited to the dynamics of change, and that she could contribute more to the nonprofit arena on her own.
In 1991, Rebecca founded RRC with the mission of leadership development and institution building for nonprofits. RRC clients soon expanded from the arts to include health, education, human services, and the environment. RRC has served hundreds of nonprofit organizations of all sizes and in all disciplines, always with the same outcome: to increase leadership capability and institutional effectiveness in support of mission achievements.
As a pioneer in management consulting for nonprofits, Rebecca became a leading expert in the field and created the Nonprofit Know-How Series to address fundamental nonprofit management topics, including board development, planning, fundraising and more. This valuable and practical series has just been completely updated and expanded into a two volume set: The Nonprofit-KnowHow Guide and Workbook. Rebecca's vision is to bring, in an easy and accessible format, the practical know-how gained from 20 years's work to benefit nonprofits everywhere.
For nonprofit organizations, RRC offers strategic planning, leadership development, executive coaching and consultation, training and long-term project management in the areas of institutional assessment, organizational development, executive search, and capital campaigns.