Events

For more information on regional training events, visit our training page.

Upcoming:

RCAP national conference

What: RCAP 2021 National Conference

When: August 17-19, 2021

Where: Virtual

The RCAP National Conference is an opportunity for technical assistance providers from across the country to gather together and discuss common challenges, issues and opportunities faced in rural communities.

RuralRISE Large

What: RuralRISE 

When: September 20 - 21, 2021

Where: Virtual

Mark your calendars for RuralRise. Registration opens soon and will be held via Zoom. More information to come.

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Drop of Knowledge

Straight from the TAP – Jodi Hilsabeck

By Coye Gerald | Mar 31, 2021

Jodi Hilsabeck is a Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider with RCAP’s Midwestern partner, the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) and has been employed with them for four years. Jodi came into MAP with a background more focused on statistics, analytics and administrative duties where she knew a ton about budgets and numbers, but nothing related to water.

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Jessi Snyder: Where Water and Community Development Meet

By Coye Gerald | Mar 31, 2021

[This is interview part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network] Jessi Snyder is the Program Director for Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) and an RCAP Board Member. SHE is a nationally recognized community development organization that works with low-income families to

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Budgeting and Financial Management

By Coye Gerald | Mar 30, 2021

Basics of Financial Management GuidebookRCAP’s guidebook for small communities on financial policies and controls, budgeting, and monitoring of financial performance. The Basics of Financial Management for Small-community Utilities: A Webcast on Financial Management (Part 1)A recorded webcast that is a companion to RCAP’s The Basics of Financial Management for Small-community Utilities The Basics of Financial

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Rate Setting & Affordability

By Coye Gerald | Mar 30, 2021

Formulate Great Rates Guidebook RCAP’s step-by-step guide on setting rates for your water system that cover expenses, are fair and equitable, and are easy to administer. Formulate Great Rates: A Webcast on Setting Rates in Small-Community Utilities (Part 1) A recorded webcast that is a companion to RCAP’s Formulate Great Rates: The Guide to Conducting

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The Power of Being Yourself – A Q&A with RCAP Solutions President & CEO Karen A. Koller

By Coye Gerald | Mar 29, 2021

[This interview is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network] In today’s reality where so many women have had to and still must conform and stifle themselves to thrive in workplace environments, it was a breath of fresh air to chat with Karen Koller.   Karen’s legacy as a bold leader and changemaker supporting community

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Suzanne Anarde’s Story

By Coye Gerald | Mar 26, 2021

This is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network My career path initially launched out of necessity rather than passion. I needed a job that provided health insurance for my five children. Ironically, that necessity led me to find

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Ruthann House’s Story

By Coye Gerald | Mar 22, 2021

This is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network When I began working at Great Lakes Community Action Partnership 36 years ago, I never dreamed that I would stay in our organization for so many years, and never knew

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A Story of Hope Part 2

By Coye Gerald | Mar 19, 2021

This is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network In 1987 the United States Congress declared March as Women’s History Month. This long overdue recognition and celebration honoring the many accomplishments women have made in this great country was

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Women Mentors, Big Vision, and #RuralMatters

By Coye Gerald | Mar 16, 2021

This is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network Saturday morning breakfast was dedicated family time in our German household. One Saturday morning when I was fifteen, I wondered out loud between bites what I could do with my

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